The theme for the 5th Conference of the Pacific Islands Universities Research Network (PIURN) 2023 is ‘exploring this sea of islands’, engaging with the work of one of the Pacific’s most revered academics, Epeli Hau’ofa. In his work We are the Ocean, Hau’ofa wrote of Oceania:
‘Just as the sea is an open and ever flowing reality, so should our oceanic identity transcend all forms of insularity, to become one that is openly searching, inventive and welcoming.’
Following in the footsteps of the last four PIURN conferences, we want to make this conference extremely open and interdisciplinary: from arts to architecture, education to politics, climate science to history, Pacific studies to health, language revitalisation to oceanography.
Submissions are now open, through this link to the submissions page.
Visit the conference website for more information on submissions and registration.