Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People

Friday 16 November

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., S020 (concourse level)

Cambridge, MA 02138

Jointly sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Australian Studies Committee, Harvard University and the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies


8:30-9:00 am    Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am    David Armitage (Harvard)/Alison Bashford (Sydney): Opening Remarks

Elizabeth Solomon (representative of the Massachuset at Ponkapoag): Welcome

9:15-10:45 am   Periodizing the Pacific I

Chair: Christina Thompson (Harvard)

Damon I. Salesa (Auckland), “The Pacific in Indigenous Times”

Joyce E. Chaplin (Harvard), “The Pacific before Empire”

10:45-11:15 am   Coffee break

11:15 am-12:45 pm   Periodizing the Pacific II

Chair: Andrew Gordon (Harvard)

Kaoru Sugihira (Tokyo), "The Pacific Economy since 1800"

Akira Iriye (Harvard), “A Pacific Century?”

12:45-2:15 pm   Lunch for all participants

2:15-3:45 pm   Connections

Chair: Micah Muscolino (Georgetown)

Adam McKeown (Columbia), “Movement”

Ryan T. Jones (Idaho State), “The Environment”

7:00 pm   Dinner for speakers (Sandrine's Restaurant, 8 Holyoke St., Cambridge, Harvard Sq,)

Saturday 17 November


9:15 am-9:45 am     Breakfast

9:45 am-12:00 pm   Knowledges

Chair: Arthur Kleinman (Harvard)

Bronwen Douglas (ANU), “Religion”

Lisa Ford (UNSW), “Law”

Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge), “Science”

12:00-1:30 pm   Lunch for all participants

1:30-3:15 pm   Identities

Chair: Francine McKenzie (Western Ontario)

James Belich (Oxford), “Race”

Patricia O’Brien (Georgetown),“Gender”

Robert Aldrich (Sydney), “Politics”

3:15-3:45 pm   Coffee break

3:45-4:45 pm   Concluding panel

Chair: Bernard Bailyn (Harvard)

Matt K. Matsuda (Rutgers), "Concluding Remarks" and discussion


7:00 pm   Dinner for speakers (Harvest Restaurant, 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, Harvard Sq)