[An-lang] 1st International Conference on Small Island Cultures

Daniel Long dlong at bcomp.metro-u.ac.jp
Tue Jul 27 06:56:31 UTC 2004

1st International Conference on Small Island Cultures
Date: February 7-12, 2005
Place: Kagoshima University Research Center for the Pacific Islands

Co-organised by Kagoshima University Research Center for the Pacific
Islands and The Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI) and
co-sponsored by The Japan Society of Island Studies (Nihon Tousho Gakkai)

Proposals are invited for papers on the linguistic, musical, dance,
folkloric, visually expressive, craft and/or touristic aspects of small
island societies. Papers should address one or both of the following:

1) Methodological issues of conducting research in small island
communities so as to encourage, sustain and facilitate local culture

2) Aspects of small island cultures (in local and/or diasporic contexts)

Since the conference is an interdisciplinary one, paper proposers are
asked to address their papers to a general academic audience, rather
than a discipline specific one.

Papers should be delivered in English but may also be given in Japanese
if an English language text or substantial abstract is provided. The
organisers are also seeking funds to facilitate simultaneous translation
(please check this site for updates on this.)

Refereed conference proceedings will be published subsequent to the event.

The conference will also host the establishing meeting of SICRI, a new
interdisciplinary association, and the formal launch of the SICRI
on-line research portal.

Days 4-6 of the conference (February 10 th -12 th ) will take place on
Yakushima Island and will comprise presentations and field visits to
cultural and heritage sites.

Those wishing to deliver a paper should send an abstract (approx 500
words) as text e-mail to Dr Philip Hayward
(phayward at humanities.mq.edu.au) by September 12th 2004.

For more information on the conference visit the conference website at

or contact:
Danny Long dlong at bcomp.metro-u.ac.jp
Shunsuke Nagashima nag at cpi.kagoshima-u.ac.jp

Daniel Long, Associate Professor     *** NEW TEL*** +81-426-77-2206
Japanese Language and Literature Dept.         fax  +81-426-77-2140
Tokyo Metropolitan University
1-1 Minami Osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo  192-0397 Japan
mailto:dlong at bcomp.metro-u.ac.jp

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