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Centre for the Book 2022 Symposium–Books and the Pacific

The library of the Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (

The call for papers is now active for this year’s research symposium.  Topics might include:

    • Trade and production of print in each nation;
      Literacy among peoples indigenous and colonial;
      Print and control;
      Print and indigenous art;
      Books imported, donated, discarded;
      How books and print shape, define or disrupt our sense of place;
      Role of books and print in shaping, defining or sustaining diaspora communities;
      Books and print and evangelism in the Pacific;
      Books and print and food in the Pacific;
      Books and print and scientific exchange in the Pacific;
      Impacts of literacy, intentional or unintentional

Please submit abstracts of 250–300 words to the Centre for the Book ( by 1 September. Feel free to contact either of the organisers, Shef Rogers ( or Donald Kerr (, if you have any questions. We aim to send out notifications about acceptances and a draft programme by mid-September.

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