New perspectives on Transpacific connections – The Americas and the South Pacific 2013

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List of speakers

  • Dan Bendrups , Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Australia:
    Latin American popular music in Polynesia: Three case studies of musical migration” (keynote)
    “Performing Identity: The role of music and dance in interactions between Easter Island and Chile”
  • Catherine Burdick, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile: “Mapping cinnamon and pepper in Alonso de Ovalle’s ‘Tabula Geographica Regni Chile’”
  • Monisha Das Gupta, University of Hawaii, USA: “Shadowed Lives: Invisibility and visibility of Mexicans in Hawai’i”
  • Eveline Dürr, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany: Welcome address and co-author of “Trans-pacific indigenous strategies: the case of language revitalization”
  • Lars Frühsorge, University of Hamburg, Germany: “Rapa Nui: Cultural interactions between Latin America and Polynesia”
  • Victoria Grieves, University of Sydney, Australia: “’La bestia: …’ - The Beast as a global phenomenon? Comparative existences in Australia and Mexico”
  • Anne Grob, University of Leipzig and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, New Zealand: “’Our aspirations are linked to and expressed by other indigenous people throughout the world’ - Indigenous higher education and transcultural interactions in North America and New Zealand”
  • Silja Klepp, University of Bremen, Germany: “Climate change and migration: New rights and resources for environmental migrants in the Pacific region”
  • Viola König, Ethnological Museum Berlin, Germany: “One history, many perspectives: From the early contact terms of trade at Northwest Coast to a transpacific modernity”
  • Vek Lewis, University of Sydney, Australia: “Translocal trajectories in the context of colonial difference: Indigenous knowledges between Australia and Latin America”
  • María Cristina Manzano Munguía, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico: “Encountering the Chinese: Constructing the present and the future of Puebla”
  • Grant McCall, University of Sydney, Australia: "Chile and Rapa Nui: A foundational misunderstanding”
  • Karoline Noack, University of Bonn, Germany: “Machu Picchu in Bollywood: India and new cultural practices in Lima and Peru”
  • Abeyamí Ortega, Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico: “Taxidermic Memories/Claiming the spirit back: The quest for the re-inscription of social memory through human remains repatriation in Mexico and Australia”
  • Fernanda Penaloza, University of Sydney, Australia: “Transpacific encounters/obsessions with primitivism: Scrutinity and control of ‘Fuegians’ and ‘Tasmanians’ in the 19th and 20th centuries”
  • Allison Ramsay, The University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji Islands: “Re/building cultural connections: Cultural revitalization and museums in the Pacific and the Americas”
  • Gigi Peterson, State University of New York at Cortland, USA: “Cousins in anti-imperialism: Filipino and Latin American resistance to US policy”
  • Phillip Ramírez, University of California, Irvine, USA: “Los Chinos Poblanos: A study of Asians in the Spanish colonial city of Puebla de los Ángeles”
  • Philipp Schorch, Deakin University, Australia: “Te papa travel stories: Negotiating the Americas and the South Pacific in a pluralist cosmopolitan space”
  • Alan Smart, University of Calgary, Canada: “The moral economy of food trade: Import bans and regional governance in the Transpacific region”
  • Irene Strodthoff, University of Sydney, Australia: “Shifting South/South Relations: The role of identity and progress in the Australian/Chilean Relations”
  • Alexander Widmann, Bayerische Forschungsallianz (BayFOR) GmbH, Germany: “Shifting from the transatlantic to a transpacific perspective? Rethinking recent political and research initiatives of the European Union and future options and strategies for socioeconomic and humanities research”
  • Vanessa Warheit (independent film maker), Vancouver, Canada: “The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands”