The Contemporary Pacific: New Brij V. Lal Award + ASAO Discount

This week, the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO) hosts its annual meeting in Kona, Hawai‘i. The Contemporary Pacific editor Vilsoni Hereniko is the conference’s keynote speaker. 

Attendees can enjoy the new issue + redesigned cover of The Contemporary Pacific as well as a discount on subscriptions.

ASAO Subscription Discount

Starting Feb. 1, use code ASAO2023 at and receive 20% off on your TCP subscription. Code expires on Feb. 28.

New! Annual $1,000 Award for Best Article

The annual Brij V. Lal Award has been established by Professor Lal’s family, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, and the University of Hawaiʻi for best article or paper published in The Contemporary Pacific: An Interdisciplinary Journal. The award is $1,000.00 USD.

Professor Brij Vilash Lal, an eminent Pacific historian and faction (a fusion of fact and fiction) writer, and the Founding Editor of The Contemporary Pacific, passed away on December 25, 2021. This award is in memory of his long-standing and immensely impactful professional career, as an academic, a participatory historian and writer, as well as a Pacific islander who always stood up for democracy, law and order, human rights, and freedom of speech in the Pacific.

Explore the journal archive, subscribe, and find author submission guidelines here.

Read the new issue, Vol. 34, Issue 2, on Project MUSE.