November 2021 | AFRAN

Exploring the history of French science in the Pacific: developing the historiography of “archéologie océaniste”

An international conference to discuss perspectives for future collaborations and projects around the historiography of archaeology in the Pacific, particularly considering non-Anglophone research traditions and scholars
Exploring the history of French science in the Pacific: developing the historiography of “archéologie océaniste”

Time & Location

November 2021
AFRAN, 115 North Road, Acton ACT, Australia

About The Event

The Collective Biography of Archaeology in the Pacific (CBAP), an ARC Laureate project, investigates the historiography of archaeology in the Pacific, particularly in considering non-Anglophone research traditions and scholars. In March 2020, the CBAP will host an international conference which will include discussions led by keynote speakers around perspectives for future collaborations and projects. This initiative will bring a French keynote speaker, Prof. Nathan Schlanger from the Ecole Nationale des Chartes in Paris, to lead discussion on Theory and Method of archaeology’s historiography, as well as perspectives for future Franco-Australian collaborations and opportunities such as grant applications or visiting schemes for students and researchers.

Franco-Australian collaborations will also be explored by inviting Pacific Islands Indigenous participants to the conference, especially from the francophone islands. The guests will be professionals, experienced in cultural heritage and archaeological research, such as Museum directors and curators.

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