Working Session: ASAO Histories
Co-organizers: Jan Rensel and Alan Howard
Friday, February 10, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Lagoon Terrace
This second working session will continue its focus on documenting the histories of various aspects of ASAO since its beginnings nearly half a century ago. Participants are writing papers from a personal or an institutional perspective, pulling together and organizing data, serving as resources for others, or a combination of these tasks. Draft papers to be discussed at the 2017 meeting are listed below (* = in absentia). New topics are welcome! For instance, we hope one or more people will contribute essays about the evolution of the ASAO Newsletter.
*Mike Rynkiewich, “Place Matters: A History of ASAO Meeting Sites”
Alexander Mawyer and Alan Howard, “A History of ASAO Sessions: Formats and Topics”
Richard Scaglion, “ASAEO + NEWS = ASAO”
*Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi, “The Origins of Including Students in ASAO: Jane Goodale and the Bryn Mawr Mafia”
Juliana Flinn, “Inclusiveness and ASAO Membership Categories”
*Karen Sinclair, “GRIKPIC [Grant to Return Indigenous Knowledge to Pacific Island Communities] and the Na- ture of ASAO”
Jan Rensel, “The Origins and Development of the Pa- cific Islands Scholars Fund”
*Nancy Pollock, “ASAO Membership with Pacific Col- leagues”
Lamont Lindstrom, “ASAO Distinguished Lectures and Special Publications”
Margaret Critchlow, “The ASAO Monograph Series 1967-1990: Three Editors, Three Presses”
Alan Howard, “The ASAO Website: A Brief History”
Thorgeir Kolshus, “Virtually Initiated: Imagining a Community through the Prism of the ASAONET listserv”
Additions to the history of the ASAO Monograph Series are also being written by other series editors including Andrew Strathern and Pamela Stewart, Jeannette Mageo, and Rupert Stasch. Other session participants serving as commentators include Zakea Boeger, Ivan Brady,* Kathy Creely, Rick Feinberg, Dan Jorgensen, Susanne Kuehling, Mike Lieber,* Mac Marshall,* Kirsten McGavin, Naomi McPherson,* Carlos Mondragon, Ju- dith Schachter, and Bob and Myrna Tonkinson. If you’d like to participate, please contact the session organizers.
ASAO Histories participants can access the Histories blog here.
Jan Rensel, University of Hawai‘i–Manoa <email@example.com>;
Alan Howard, University of Hawai‘i–Manoa <firstname.lastname@example.org>