Festschrift for Ron Crocombe

March 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm Leave a comment

Professor Emeritus Ron Crocombe (1929-2009)

The Cook Islands Research Association, in association with the Library and Museum Society and the University of the South Pacic Cook Islands Campus, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers and Conference for a Festschrift celebrating the life and work of the distinguished scholar Ron Crocombe, who passed away last year.

Papers will celebrate the life and work of Ron Crocombe, and relate to, or reect upon Ron’s contributions to the study of the Pacic. A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published as a Festschrift which will also include a list of academic colleagues and friends who wish to recall or honour Ron’s personal, public or academic life. Maori and French language sections will be included in the publication together with submitted artworks and poetry.

The conference will be held in Rarotonga 12 – 13 August, 2010, following the 10th International Symposium of the Pacic Arts Association in Rarotonga 9 – 11 August, 2010.

Selection Panel
Brij Lal, Albert Wendt, Patrick Nunn, Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop, Peter Larmour, Vilsoni Hereniko, Howard van Trease, Jon Jonassen, Ted Wolfers and Marjorie Crocombe. Editor: Rod Dixon

Conference Location
University of the South Pacic, Cook Islands Campus,Takamoa, Rarotonga

Deadlines
Final date for abstracts – 15 April, 2010
Final date for papers – 30 June, 2010

Submissions
Please send your abstract, title, paper and contact details to:
Rod Dixon, Editor
Mail: Director, University of the South Pacic Cook Islands Campus, P O Box 130, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Via New Zealand Courier: Director, University of the South Pacic, Cook Islands Campus, Takamoa, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Phone: (682) 29415
Fax: (682) 21315
Email: dixon_r@usp.ac.fj

Registration
Registration is free and will take place at the conference venue. To assist the organizers with this event it would be greatly appreciated if you could conrm your participation by emailing Rod Dixon: dixon_r@usp.ac.fj by 28th May 2010.

Accommodation
Rarotonga has a wide variety of accommodation offerings from four star to backpacker accommodation and ranging in price from $NZ1,500 to NZ$35 a night. All accommodation enquiries will be handled by Kristina at Destination Management Cook Islands. Email: Kristina@dmck.co.ck.

CIRA Membership
To all our members and intending members, should you wish to join or update your membership, the
rates are as follows:
Student: $10 per year
Ordinary: $20 per year
Five Year Membership: $100
Life members: $1,000
Life patron: $10,000

Please forward payment, name and contact details to:
Anna Koteka
P.O Box 11, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Email: kotekas@oyster.net.ck

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