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About Pacific-Studies.Net

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 ]

Greg DVORAK
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Culture and Communication Studies at Waseda University, Japan

Administrative areas: Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Hawaii, Guam, Palau, Northern Mariana Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga, New Zealand, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Australia
Places: Micronesia, Marshall Islands
Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Self-Determination, World War II, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Critical History, Commemoration, Gender, Sexuality

Ian PARKER
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology at University of California San Diego, United States

Administrative areas: Indonesia, Irian Jaya Barat (Indonesia), Papua (Indonesia)
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia, West Papua
Keywords: Ethics, Environmental Anthropology, Conservation, Interethnic Relations, Tourism, Social-ecological System, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Human-environment Relations, Religion, Seascapes

Darja HOENIGMAN
Lecturer, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University, Australia

Administrative areas: Papua New Guinea, East Sepik (Papua New Guinea)
Places: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, East Sepik province, Karawari/Arafundi, Kanjimei, Meakambut
Keywords: Linguistic Anthropology, Ethnographic Filmmaking, Conflict, Myth, Secret Languages, Spirit Possession, Verbal Art, Traditional Ecological Knowledge



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

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

11th ESfO Conference
29 June 2017 to 02 July 2017 in Munich. Conference website