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About 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 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.

Experts in Pacific Studies

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

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Lecturer, Kanak & Pasifika department at IFMNC - CNEP, New Caledonia

Administrative areas: New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna
Places: Melanesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Bilingualism And Schooling, Education, Linguistic Description, Literacy, Social Studies of Knowledge, Semantics-Pragmatics

PhD Student, Department of French and Romance Philology & Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University, United States

Administrative areas: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Hawaii, Guam
Places: Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia
Keywords: Colonial Politic, Postcolonial Literatures, Nuclear Issues, Nationalism, Colonial Imagination, Contemporary Literatures, Decolonisation, Ecology, Ethnicity, Feminism

Roger Charles COWELL
Independent researcher

Administrative areas: Tonga, New Zealand, Tongatapu (Tonga)
Keywords: Cognitive Anthropology, Cultural Change, Oral History, Oral Tradition

Pacific Resources

The database currently holds information on 35481 books, 3888 archival records, 2783 video recordings, 3969 audio recordings, 23180 maps, and 21759 pictures on the Pacific.

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Pacific Countries

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American Samoa
Clipperton Island (France)
Cook Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
French Polynesia
Galapagos (Ecuador)
Marshall Islands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Islands
Rapa Nui - Easter Island (Chile)
Solomon Islands
USA Minor Islands
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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Current Events

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

Past Events

10th ESfO Conference
24 June 2015 to 27 June 2015 in Brussels. Conference website