New publication: Pacific Arts vol. 20, no. 1

Art and Environment in Oceania

We are pleased to announce that Pacific Arts, vol. 20, no. 1 (2020-2021) has been released as an open access online journal published through the University of California’s eScholarship platform. This thematic issue focuses on “Art and Environment in Oceania.” You can view or download the articles here.

Vol. 21 is focused on the theme “Pacific Island Worlds: Oceanic Dis/Positions.” You can view the CFP here.

We also have an ongoing open call for submissions on the arts of Oceania and its diasporas focusing on visual arts, material cultures, and heritage arts. The scope is temporally broad, highlighting both historical and current topics while engaging with a wide range of creative mediums, forms, and subject matter. Pacific Arts encourages interdisciplinary approaches to examining the political, social, economic, cultural, aesthetic, and environmental stakes in the production and study of Indigenous visual and material cultures in Oceania, past and present.

The journal welcomes contributions from a variety of disciplines focusing on historical and present-day visual and material cultures of Oceania. Submissions can take the form of articles, discussion forums, research notes, and creative work. (See Submission Guidelines for more info.)

Pacific Arts is also accepting reviews of books, media, and exhibitions that relate to visual and material cultures of Oceania. Authors, artists, museums, and publishers interested in having their work reviewed and anyone interested in writing a review should contact the book reviews editor Emily Cornish.

Please send full-length submissions and an abstract here.

Submissions should follow the Pacific Arts style guide.

Pacific Arts is a peer reviewed open access online journal published by the University of California/eScholarship that encourages broad participation and circulation.

~~ Stacy L. Kamehiro and Maggie Wander
~~ Executive Editors, Pacific Arts