Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawaii and the Pacific to Be Held in February

University of Hawaiʻi
Suzanne Finney, (808) 956-8415
Department of Anthropology
Posted: Feb 7, 2005

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s Marine Option Program (MOP) and Department of Anthropology, and the Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands Foundation (MAHHI), announces the 16th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, to be held from Feb.19-21 at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikīkī.

The theme of this year‘s symposium is "Pacific Connections Through the Ages." More than 20 presentations are scheduled, including studies of World War II events and shipwrecks, early Russian contact with the Hawaiian Islands, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and educational opportunities for teachers who are interested in bringing maritime topics into the classroom.

Dr. Mark Staniforth, associate professor at Flinders University in South Australia, will give the keynote speech for the conference on, "The Whaling of the South-West Pacific: An Archaeological Perspective." The conference will also include a field trip to the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor on Feb. 21.

For more information or to register for the symposium, visit