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All smiles from ESfO

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George Nuku’s on-the-spot art work is a great illustration of the quality of the ESfO conference, Power of the Pacific, that was finished yesterday here in Bergen. As a newcomer  , surrounded by great anthropologists and others, I was impressed from day one till the closing lectures and speaches.

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Invited guest speakers Anne Salmond, Marilyn Strathern, Vilsoni Hereniko, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka and Nicholas Thomas all shed light on the congregation, and the many sessions were of the greatest interest and inspiration for everyone, I’m sure, as they were for me (special thanks to my session chairs Anna Paini and Grant McCall).

Marilyn Strathern summarised the event

Incredible too to have a majority of the world’s scholars that have worked in Tufi/Collingwood Bay area gathered in one place, and actually in my home town! It was truly special for me to meet with John Barker, Anna-Karina Hermkens and Libi Gnecchi Ruscone (John and Libi below).

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Everlasting respect to hosts Knut, Edvard, Eilin, Annelin + others!!

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Power of the Pacific

Power of the Pacific

A great start today for the ESfO conference Power in the Pacific here in Bergen Norway.

First an impressive panel of scholars highlighted one of the conference’s themes – Climate Change Challenges, emphasising the humen aspect of the climate change complex.

This was followed by a capturing lecture by Dame Anne Salmond from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, on ownership of rivers and lakes, focusing on Maori traditions, recent changes in legislation and privatisation.

Workshops tomorrow.

Jan

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