Easter Island Conferences

Past Conferences on Easter Island and the Pacific

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Rapa Nui: Heritage, Culture & Society from a Contemporary Perspective

An international symposium on historic and contemporary topics of Rapa Nui was held on Rapa Nui on 17 November 2018. Ever since the implementation of the Chilean civil administration in the 1960s and especially since the beginnings of the 1990s, Rapanui society has been undergoing a series of political, economic and cultural changes.

The aim of this symposium is to reflect about these changes and adaptations that today have repercussions in several aspects of daily life on an island linked to a Polynesian past and present but politically attached to a Latin American Nation-State.

Papers were presented on the following topics:

Tangible and intangible heritage, contemporary migration, the impacts of tourism, changes to the island ecosystem, environment and society, Rapa Nui in the Pacific, relations with the Chilean State, contemporary art in Rapa Nui and the Pacific. 


International Conference on Early Pacific Migration and Easter Island

held in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, 10-16 November 2018


 

The 9th International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific was held from 21-26 June 2015 at the Ethnological Museum, Dahlem, Berlin (Germany) and was jointly organized by The German Archaeological Institute (DAI), the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, and the HafenCity University Hamburg.

The proceedings from the International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific were published in 2020 in a joint venture between the German Archaeological Institute and Rapanui Press. To purchase, please contact: Rapanui Press: tienda “at” museumstore.cl


The 8th International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific, Living in Changing Island Environments, was held 8-13 July 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. For a list of abstracts of papers presented, please click on the link below.

EIPC 2012 Abstracts 


The VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific was held in Visby, Sweden in conjunction with Gotland University in August 2007.

To download the conference proceedings, Gotland University Press 11 – The Gotland Papers: Selected Papers from the VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific: Migration, Identity, and Cultural Heritage, please click here.


 

The VI International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific was held in Viña del Mar, Chile, in conjunction with Centro de Estudios Rapa Nui at the University of Valparaíso in September 2004.

To order a copy of the conference proceedings, The Reñaca Papers. VI International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific/VI Congreso Internacional sobre Rapa Nui y el Pacifico, please visit our publications page.