29 Nov 2016

Academic to launch free e-book on Samoa history

From , 4:04 pm on 29 November 2016

An Auckland University academic says last week's Samoan History conference at the university's Fale Pasifika will result in an electronic history book for schools.

 Damon Salesa says the conference, 'New Horizons in Samoan History', was made possible with support from New Zealand's Royal Society and the Institute of Pacific Research, which he heads.
The associate professor of Pacific studies received Marsden Award funding in 2013 for work into The Transformation of Everyday Life in Samoa from 1800 to 2000.

2016 is the final year of that funding and the conference draws the project to a close.

Dr Salesa spoke with Dominic Godfrey about the conference and the web-based Samoan history resource that will follow.

Pacific Historian Damon Salesa

Pacific Historian Damon Salesa Photo: Supplied