Inaugural Pacific History Association Teresia Teaiwa Prize

The Pacific History Association (PHA) has established the PHA Teresia Teaiwa Prize (NZ$1000) to honour the profound legacy of Teresia Teaiwa, former President and Secretary of PHA. This will be awarded at the Pacific History Association biennial conference. The prize will be for a conference presentation. Contestants will be shortlisted on the basis of an essay submitted prior to the conference. We invite students and emerging scholars planning to present at the PHA conference to submit a draft paper on a topic relating to the history of Pacific peoples and their islands, and which promotes the innovation, originality and critical creativity that characterized Teresia’s work. The paper should also broadly be in keeping with the theme of the 2020 conference: In Their Own Words. 

Applications due 1 August 2020 

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