The Centre for Samoan Studies organises several conferences. Either a Measina Conference or Samoa Conference is held every two years, with special conferences, such as the Lapita conference, scheduled in intervening years.
|Fonotoga Lona 7 - Measina a Samoa||15 - 17 Novema 2016||Manulauti: O le tasi lenei fa’a’upuga ua fai ma muagagana a le atunu’u i nei aso – “E Sui Faiga ae Tumau Fa’avae”. Ua fa’alogo so’o le atunu’u o fa’aaoga lenei muagagana e failauga i fetalaiga ma saunoaga i fa’alavelave fa’asamoa; ua fa’aaoga so’o fo’i i lauga a faipule i felafolafoa’iga i le Palemene; ua fa’aaoga so’o fo’i e faife’au ia latou lauga fa’alelotu; fa’apea faiaoga i totonu o potu aoga; ae maise talatalanoaga fa’asamasamanoa i maota ma laoa i le atunu’u. Ua i ai nisi ua taofi ma ua fa’aaogaina lenei muagagana e foliga mai o se alaga’upu. Peita’i ane, ona e le’i mautu lelei le uiga o lea mugagana, ma o lo’o nenefu pea lona fa’auigaga ma vaega tonu o aganu’u ma agaifanua o lo’o faatatau i ai, ua le talafeagai ai ona fa’aaogaina pei o se alaga’upu.|
|Pacific IslandS University Research Network Conference (PIURN)||19 - 21 September 2016||The conference will comprise three colloquiums on the following themes: I. The evolving principles and practices in customary land tenure systems in the Pacific in the context of development pressures and climate change. II. Pacific Regional Cooperation in the 21st century. III. Pacific Indigenous Art form and Languages in the 21st century – the challenges of sustainability. These are some of the current issues which continue to dominate the development debates among the governments and citizens of the Pacific region. They also impact on how development partners in the Pacific decide to prioritise the various forms of assistance they are offering the Pacific countries.|
|Samoa Conference III||25-29 August, 2014||The Samoa Conference III (SC3) provides an opportunity for participants to share in a comprehensive international forum showcasing scholastic, vocational and artistic works on Samoa in Samoa.|
|Fonotaga Lona 6 – Measina a Samoa 2012||3–5 Setema, 2012||O le manulauti o lenei fonotaga sa fai ma ta’iala: “Ua e pale, ua e ‘ula, ua e titi i lou fa’asinomaga, ae fa’apefea ona mata’itu ne’i lofia i peau laga o le taifana’e”. O le fonotaga o Measina a Samoa, o se tauaofiaga fa’avaomalo. E taua tele e fa’asoa ma fetufaa’i ai manatu e fa’alauiloa ai le tofamanino a Samoa lava ia. O lenei fonotaga sa fa’aaogaina ai lava la ta gagana mo ona taualumaga uma.|
|Samoa Conference II||4–8 July, 2011||The topic for the Samoa Conference II was “Tracing Footprints of Tomorrow: past lessons, present stories, future lives.” The Conference Programme included on its first day topics on culture, customs, religion, spirituality, education and research methodology. It concluded with presentations on law and ethics, as well as social justice, globalization, environment, science and technology.
The conference papers will be published on our website as they become available.
|Lapita Conference Samoa, 2011||27 June – 1 July, 2011||The Lapita Pacific Archaeology Conference was set-up to document Pacific Archaeology the past 50,000 years to the present. Archaeologists from all around the Pacific region were invited to present on their research and discuss issues relevant to Pacific Archaeology past and present. The first day of the conference was devoted to discussing Samoan archaeology. The second day had explored archaeology in Vanuatu followed by a field trip around Upolu and later during the week, continued on to Savaii. The conference concluded on its final day with presentations and discussions about Lapita pottery in general.|
|CSS Seminar||Weekly (held during academic semesters)||CSS hosts occasional weekly seminars, at times, co-sponsored by other NUS faculties. Seminars feature local and visiting academics as well as private sector representatives, graduate students, artists and others whose work focus on Samoa. The topics are wide-ranging and attract a varied audience from both within and outside of NUS.
If you would like to be on the mailing list for CSS seminars, please contact Lorena Tovio-Alesana at email@example.com or phone (+685) 20072 ext. 309.