The Journal of Pacific History

The Journal of Pacific History is a refereed international journal serving historians, prehistorians, anthropologists and others interested in the study of mankind in the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii and New Guinea), and is concerned generally with political, economic, religious and cultural factors affecting human presence there. It publishes articles, annotated previously unpublished manuscripts, notes on source material and comment on current affairs. It also welcomes articles on other geographical regions, such as Africa and Southeast Asia, or of a theoretical character, where these are concerned with problems of significance in the Pacific.

4 issues a year.

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Latest articles

Greed and Grievance in Solomon Islands
John Roughan

Volume 50 (3)

vol. 50 (3): 0-0
Nuancing the Marquesan Post-contact Demographic Decline: An Archaeological and Historical Case Study on Ua Huka Island
vol. 50 (3): 253-274
Heart, Spirit and Understanding: Protestant Hymnody as an Agent of Transformation in Melanesia, 1840s–1940s
vol. 50 (3): 275-303
Applied Anthropology and Interwar Internationalism: Felix and Marie Keesing and the (White) Future of the ‘Native’ Pan-Pacific
vol. 50 (3): 304-321
The Rimbunan Hijau Group in the Forests of Papua New Guinea
vol. 50 (3): 322-343
The Sutton Case: The First Franco-Australian Foray into Blackbirding
vol. 50 (3): 344-364
Cap Bocage: when a mountain fell into the sea
vol. 50 (3): 365-366
Empire of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific's strange beasts of the sea, 1741–1867
vol. 50 (3): 367-368
Looking after One's Own: the rise of nationalism and the politics of the Neuendettelsau Mission in Australia, New Guinea and Germany (1921‒1933)
vol. 50 (3): 368-369
From Samoa with Love? Samoan travellers in Germany 1895–1911: retracing the footsteps
vol. 50 (3): 369-371
Niue 1774–1974: 200 years of contact and change
vol. 50 (3): 371-372
White Ghosts, Yellow Peril: China and New Zealand 1790–1950
vol. 50 (3): 373-374
French Designs on Colonial New South Wales: François Péron's memoir on the English settlements in New Holland, Van Diemen's Land and the archipelagos of the great Pacific Ocean
vol. 50 (3): 374-375
Belonging in Oceania: movement, place-making and multiple identification
vol. 50 (3): 376-377
Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511–1850
vol. 50 (3): 377-379
Hank Nelson Research Fellowship
vol. 50 (3): 380-380

Volume 50 (2)

vol. 50 (2): 0-0
From Science to Religion: Justifying French Pacific Voyaging and Expansion in the Period of the Restoration and the July Monarchy
vol. 50 (2): 109-127