Rapa Nui Journal

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The Rapa Nui Journal (RNJ) is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Easter Island Foundation (EIF). The journal serves as a forum for interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region. Each issue may include Research Articles, Research Reports, Commentaries or Dialogues, Book or Media Reviews, and EIF News.

The journal includes contributions from a wide range of social, cultural, indigenous, and historical disciplines on topics related to the lives and cultures of the peoples of Rapa Nui and Eastern Polynesia. Abstracts for articles may be published in English, Spanish, and Rapanui.

Volumes 29-33 are available on the Project MUSE platform.

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The Easter Island Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1989 with the mission of building a library on Easter Island and promoting awareness of the island’s fragile heritage.

The Easter Island Foundation:

  • provides annual scholarships for undergraduate students of Rapanui ancestry who have been enrolled in a university program for at least 2 years
  • supported the creation of the William Mulloy Library at the Museo Antropológico P. Sebastián Englert Museum on Easter Island
  • publishes the Rapa Nui Journal, and has published books about Easter Island and Polynesia