North Pacific Social Science

Comparative and Collaborative Research Initiatives  


This page is dedicated to collection of information associated with collaborative and comparative research in the North Pacific Region.  If you have information that you would like to have posted here, please send the information to dckoester [at sign] alaska [dot] edu.


Recent events connected to North Pacific social science research

(Events supported in part by the National Science Foundation, Arctic Social Sciences Program)



Comparative Studies on Indigenous Cultures along the North Pacific Rim: Focusing on Indigenous Rights and Marine Resource Utilization

organizers:  Nobuhiro Kishigami, David Koester, Ben Colombi

Jan 11-13, 2014 - National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan


Building a North Pacific Biocultural Network to Promote Sustainabilities     

Organizers:  Tom Thornton and David Koester

May 2014, International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences VIII, Prince George, B.C. Canada


Journée d’Etudes - Objectifs et enjeux de la recherche anthropologique et archeologique dans le Pacifique Nord

Organizers:  Virginie Vaté, Claire Alix, David Koester

November 4, 2014 – GDR Mutations Polaire, GSRL (UMR 8582 CNRS), Paris, France


Photo: Gorelyi Volcano caldera, Kamchatka, D Koester, 2011