Saturday, December 31, 2016

NZSA 2017 conference, Strasbourg

Dear All – Please note the deadline of 7 January for the receipt of abstracts for NZSA’s Strasbourg conference. We have already received many abstracts for what promises to be another excellent gathering. Look forward to seeing you there. Best – Ian and Ron

Dear All – Please find below the CFP for NZSA’s 23rd annual conference, which will be held in Strasbourg, 7-10 July 2017. A copy of the conference poster is attached and note that we accept a broad range of papers within NZ and Pacific studies but give priority to papers that work within the conference theme. Rooms have already been reserved at a discount rate at a 4 star Mercure and a 4 star Novotel hotel in the city centre. Best – Ian and Ron

Contested Territories

in the Pacific


The 23rd annual conference of the

New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA),

together with the University of Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France, 7-10 July 2017

 A 4-day international conference, with coach excursion and conference dinner, and first night boat-trip reception. 

The conference venue is the University of Strasbourg, very close to the city's historic centre.


Professor Tony Ballantyne

David Blyth

James George

Dr Bronwyn Labrum

Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh

Dr Conal McCarthy

Professor Katie Pickles

Professor Nicholas Thomas

Professor Kirsten Moana Thompson

The New Zealand Studies Association has a long and strong history in promoting New Zealand Studies, which now extends within the region through its twice-yearly Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies. Building on the successes of the conferences in Lugano (2016), Vienna (2015), Oslo (2014), Nijmegen (2013), Gdansk (2012), Frankfurt (2009), Florence (2008), London (2007), and Paris (2006), this major event will be held at the University of Strasbourg.

Proposals for 20 minute papers to be sent by 7 January to Ian Conrich ( Papers can consider all topics related to the Pacific and New Zealand, with priority given to papers that address the theme of ‘contested territories’. Interpretations of the theme are broad and can include colonialism, neo-colonialism, multiculturalism, museum collections, land/sea claims and usage, the Gothic, the environment and climate change, war and conflict. The conference fee includes annual membership to the NZSA, which for 2017 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, tourism, war studies, politics, international relations, identity and multiculturalism, anthropology, Māori Studies, Pacific Studies, archaeology and museum studies.


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