The papers in this collection were developed through a series of informal and working sessions held at annual meetings of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO) from 2015 to 2018. The authors are former or current ASAO officers or members of the ASAO Board of Directors. To research and recount the histories of various aspects of the organization, they drew on ASAO Newsletters and other ASAO archival sources, interviews with founding or other long-time association members, and their own experiences. The papers were subsequently revised and edited, and a preface has been added to locate this effort in ASAO’s ongoing commitment to document its history. At least one additional paper is in preparation and more may be added at a later date.
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