10 th Conference of the European Society for Oceanists: Europe and the Pacific
24-27 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium
ESfO 2015 will be held in the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre (Thon Rogier).
It will take place over four days. The programme is as follows:
Day 1: Wednesday 24 June 2015
in the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre 14:00-15:30: ESfO Board meeting 17:00-19:00: Opening Plenary and Keynote lecture by His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi: “Le fuia, le fuia, e tagisia lou vaelau: Starling, starling, we pine for your nimbleness”: Towards a Samoan indigenous framing of responsibility for ‘climate change’; location: Gothic Room of the old City Hall of Brussels
19:00-21:00: Reception in the Gothic Room of the old City Hall of Brussels
Day 2: Thursday 25 June 2015
09:00-10:00: Keynote by dr. Katerina Teaiwa: “Our Rising Sea of Islands: Hau‘ofa’s Hope and Mara’s Way in the Age of Climate Change”
10:00-10:30: Break 10:30-13:00: Parallel Working Sessions 13:00-14:00: Lunch 13:30 Book launch: Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba, by Katerina Teaiwai 14:00-16:30: Parallel Working Sessions 16:30-17:00: Break 17:00-18:30: Roundtable Discussion of key issues for future EU – Pacific partnership 21:00-22:15: MOANA: The Rising of the Sea; performance by Oceania Dance Theatre & Pasifika Voices; location: Viage Theatre, Grand Casino Brussels (doors open at 20:00).
Day 3: Friday 26 June 2015
09:00-10:00: Keynote by dr. Emmanuel Kasarherou: “The Sharing of Cultural Heritage between Europe and the Pacific: The Kanak Experience”
10:00-10:30: Break 10:30-13:00: Parallel Working Sessions 13:00-13:15: Presentation ‘Bottled Ocean 2114’ by George Nuku 13:00-14:00: Lunch 14:00-16:30: Parallel Working Sessions 16:30-17:00: Break 17:00-18:30: Sir Raymond Firth Memorial Lecture by professor Joel Robbins: “Anthropology between Europe and the Pacific: Change, Exchange and the Prospects for a Relationship Beyond Relativism” 20:00-22:30: Conference Dinner in the restaurant on the top floor of the Sheraton Hotel 20:00 Book launch: Whispers and Vanities – Samoan Indigenous Knowledge and Religion, collection of essays and selected poetry responding to an address on Samoan religious culture given by Samoa’s Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Tupuola Tufuga Efi, to the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Day 4: Saturday 27 June 2015
09:00-10:00: Keynote by dr. Joeli Veitayaki: "Ocean in Us: Security of Life in the World's Largest Ocean"
10:00-10:30: Break 10:30-13:00: Parallel Working Sessions 13:00-14:00: Lunch 14:00-16:30: Parallel Working Sessions 16:30-17:00: Break 17:00-18:00: Closing roundtable discussion about the interface between research and policy and the implications for improving connections between Europe and the Pacific 18:00-18:30: General meeting of the European Society for Oceanists
ESfO 2015 is organised by the Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen.