Saturday, February 27, 2016

The 22nd annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA)

  Mountains, Rivers, Forests and Lakes:
Viewing Nature in New Zealand and the Pacific

The 22nd annual conference of the
New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA),
together with Franklin University Switzerland
and the Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies

Lugano, Switzerland, 30 June - 3 July 2016
 A 4-day international conference,with a boat trip on Lake Lugano and conference dinner.
The conference venue is Franklin University Switzerland,
overlooking the lake and city centre.

Associate Professor Mick Abbott
Associate Professor Deidre Brown
Associate Professor David Callahan
James George
Professor Eric Pawson
Professor Vanessa Smith

The New Zealand Studies Association has a long and strong history in promoting New Zealand Studies, which now extends within the Pacific region through its twice-yearly Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies. Building on the successes of the conferences in Vienna (2015), Oslo (2014), Nijmegen (2013), Gdansk (2012), Frankfurt (2009), Florence (2008), London (2007), and Paris (2006), this major event will be held at Franklin University Switzerland.

Proposals for 20 minute papers to be sent by 1 March to Ian Conrich ( Papers can consider all themes within any of the following strands [1] Wildlife and nature [2] The animal kingdom [3] Farming, forestry, fishing [4] Natural heritage [5] Landscape, seascape, skyscape [6] Outdoor recreation and tourism [7] Polynesia and Pasifika [8] Maori culture [9] New Zealand culture [10] Ecology and conservation. Definitions within these parameters are broad.The conference fee will include annual membership to the NZSA, which for 2016 includes a twice-yearly journal. A selection of papers from the conference will be published in the refereed Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies, published by Intellect.

The conference will accept proposals on a range of subjects including the following: literature, history, film, music, art, cultural studies, sociology, geography, geology, tourism, war studies, politics, international relations, identity and multiculturalism, anthropology, Maori Studies, Pacific Studies, archaeology and museum studies.

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