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Pacific-studies.net is a European-based (but not European-exclusive) network and platform of and for researchers and students in the social sciences and humanities in and on the Pacific region. The network also hosts the ESfO (European Society for Oceanists) membership database and its regular conferences.

The start of pacific-studies.net was made by the ECOPAS project, which is dedicated to networking and supporting activities related to Pacific studies, while establishing a durable dialogue between research institutions and the local, national and international policymaking agencies.

It includes the building of this digital platform that gives access, for each country of the Pacific region, to general information, to the professional profile of experts, and to a virtual library of resources (publications, archives, maps, visual and audio materials).

Please note that this platform is a constant work in progress.


Some other websites of interest

See the section Pacific Research Centers

Experts in Pacific Studies


Enter a phrase like climate change in Kiribati, or governance and land tenure in Vanuatu.


See Pacific Research Centers
Search for experts, research topics or experiences

  Recently updated profiles...[ see more profiles ]

Marie-France DUHAMEL
Lecturer, School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education - Linguistics at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Penama (Vanuatu), Malampa (Vanuatu)
Places: Melanesia
Keywords: Linguistic Description, Linguistic Typology, Language Documentation, Language Change, Sociolinguistics, Languages Of Oceania, Language Variation, Historical Linguistics, Variationist Linguistics, Languages Of Vanuatu

Stéphanie LECLERC-CAFFAREL
Contractual researcher, Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History at Smithsonian Institution, United States

Administrative areas: Fiji
Places: Polynesia, Melanesia
Keywords: Agency, Art, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Museums, Body, Ceremonial discourse, Colonial Imagination, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Culture-nature Relations, Custom

Rachel SMITH
Lecturer, Anthropology at University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Administrative areas: Vanuatu, Shefa (Vanuatu), Penama (Vanuatu), Fiji, New Zealand, Australia
Places: Melanesia, Vanuatu, Port Vila, Epi, Pentecost, Shepherd Islands, Tongoa, Espiritu Santo, Fiji Islands
Keywords: Economic Anthropology, Work, Life-cycle Exchanges, Kinship, Land Tenure, Labour Mobility, Christianity, Ritual And Religion, Local Economies, Kava/Yaqona



Pacific Countries

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American Samoa
Australia
Clipperton Island (France)
Cook Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
French Polynesia
Galapagos (Ecuador)
Guam
Hawaii
Indonesia
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Islands
Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile)
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tokelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
USA Minor Islands
Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna

Members' Corner





Scholars and specialists on Pacific Studies are invited to create an account and make their profile and expertise available to the public.

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Past Events

ESfO 2022
02 June 2022 to 05 June 2022 in Ajaccio. Conference website

12th ESfO Conference
07 December 2018 to 10 December 2018 in Cambridge. Conference website