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Accomplishments by Rainer F. Buschmann

2018

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "The Pacific Lost and Found: Old and New Archival Environments and the Structuring of Pacific Worlds.." with M. Tabani. Panel discussion at European Society for Oceanianist. Munich, Germany, July 2017. (https://www.pacific-studies.net/conferences/public.php?confID=2)

2017

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • Oceans of World History. Global Premodern Studies Inaugural Public Lecture Series. CSUCI.
  • Opening Eighteenth-Century Pacific Worlds. Invited Talk at Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie (CREDO). Marseilles.

Publications:

  • "Illuminating Ethnographic Borderlands: Modeling Collection Histories in German New Guinea, 1880-1914." Museumskunde. Vol. 81 May 2016. 35-39.
  • "Oceans of World History: Delineating Aquacentric Notions in the Global Past." The New World History: A Field Guide for Teachers and Researchers. Edited by R. Dunn, L. Mitchell, and K. Ward. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 259-267.

Other Activities:

  • Liquid History: Madeira and Port Wines. CI Library Lecture Series. Ojai Public Library. Dec 3, 2016.
  • Review of: The Eagle and the Dragon: Globalization and European Dreams of Conquest in China and America in the Sixteenth Century by Serge Gruzinski. American Historical Review. 121: 5 (December 2016), 1632-1633.
  • Review of: Winding up the British Empire in the Pacific Islands. Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Islands Studies. 4: 2 (December 2016), 197-198.
  • Review of: Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment. Anthropological Quarterly. 89: 4 (October 2016), 1231-1234.
  • Berghan Books. Manuscript Review. September 2016.
  • Liquid Histories: Port and Madeira in the European Maritime Expansion. Taste of OLLI Lecture. Ventura/Thousand Oaks. July 2016.
  • Review of: Encountering the Pacific in the Age of Enlightenment (Gascoigne); Pacific Worlds: A History of Seas, Peoples, and Cultures (Matsuda); The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Cook to the Gold Rush (Igler). "Worlding the Pacific (Review Article)." Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies. 4: 1 (June 2016), 71-75.
  • Review of: Inventing Exoticism: Geography, Globalism, and Europe's Early Modern World. Journal of World History. 27: (May 2016), 175-178.

2016

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Keynote: The Furor for Unknown Lands: Imperial Designs on the Eighteenth-Century Pacific." Paper delivered at 21st Annual Conference of the New Zealand Studies Association. Vienna, Austria, Jul 2, 2015. (http://www.nzsa.co.uk/Vienna2015/ViennaTimexx.pdf)
  • "Uncertain Currents: German Ethnographic Perspectives on the 18th and 19th Century Pacific." Paper delivered at 10th Conference of the European Society for Oceanists. Brussels, Belgium, Jun 25, 2015. (http://www.pacific-studies.net/conferences/public.php?confID=1&action=programme)
  • "Invited talk "Illuminating Ethnographic Borderlands: Modeling Collection Histories from German New Guinea, ca. 1870-1914"." Panel discussion at Museum of Cultures, Wereldmuseum, Världskulturmuseet, … What Else? Positioning EthnologicalL Museums In The 21st Century. Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany, Jun 22, 2015. (https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/events/calendar-of-events/details-of-events/news/detail/artikel/positioning-ethnological-museums-in-the-21st-century/marginal/4566.html)

Publications:

  • "El Anti-Pacífico: Discursos y ensayos españoles en contra del ‘nuevo mundo’ del siglo XVIII." with J. Gómez Bote. Conocer el Pacífico: Exploraciones, Imágenes y Formación de las Sociedades Oceánicas. Edited by S. Bernabeu Albert, C. Mena García, and E. Luque Azcona. First. Seville: Editorial de la Universidad de Sevilla, 2015. 195-216.

Other Activities:

  • The Pacific Ocean in Historical Perspective. Talk. Ojai Art Center. Jul 13, 2016. (http://www.ojaiartcenter.org/literary.html)
  • Multicultural Rubble: Foreign Troops in Nazi Germany. Talk. Blanchard Community Library Santa Paula. Sep 17, 2015.
  • Talk "World War One in the Pacific". OLLI Summer Curriculum Series. Camarillo. Aug 5, 2015.
  • Review of: The Ethnographic Experiment: A.M. Hobart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908. Oceania. 85: 2 (July 2015), 249-250.
  • New Zealand Studies Council. Member of the New Zealand Studies Council. July 2015.
  • Reviewer for Polity Books and Bard Graduate Press. Reviewed two books considered for publication. July 2015.
  • Member of the Editorial Board. Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies. 2015.

2015

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Viewing the "Iberian Ocean": Buschmann's Books Chronicle the Pacific's Vivid History." Magazine. Ojai Quarterly. March 2015.
  • "An Iberian Lake? Pacific Connections during the Union of the Two Crowns (1580-1640)." Paper delivered at Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Modena, Italy, Jun 28, 2014. (http://asphs.net/images/2014ProgramDraft.pdf)
  • "Iberian Visions of the Pacific." Website Interview. Institute of Global European Studies. Jun 12, 2014. (https://europa.unibas.ch/aktuelles/nachrichtendetails/article/interview-with-rainer-buschmann/?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=49471&cHash=348cc5a304919082b3d33d719c89b134)
  • "Integrating and Disintegrating Pacific Worlds: An Iberian Perspective." Paper delivered at Working Lunch with Visiting Fellows. Europainstitut, University of Basel, Apr 15, 2014. (https://europa.unibas.ch/aktuelles/veranstaltungen/details/article/working-lunch-with-visiting-fellows-9/?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=49540&cHash=e77bdf22d26432471b93168248d16b0b)

Publications:

  • "Manuscript XXIX: Maximo Rodriguez's "Lost" Prologue." with R. Ramirez. Journal of Pacific History. Vol. 49 No. 3 September 2014. 328-340.
  • Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. (http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/?sf1=id_product&st1=649318&loc=uk)

Other Activities:

  • The Neglected Pacific Theater of World War One. Talk. Thousand Oaks Library. Feb 12, 2015.
  • Review of: Science, Voyages and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850 by Bronwen Douglas. International Journal of Maritime History. 27: 1 (February 2015), 141-143.
  • Review of: Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions: The Luso-Brazilian World, c. 1770-1850 by Gabriel Paquette. H-Empire. (November 2014), 1-2. (https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=42511)
  • Review of: John Gascoigne, Encountering the Pacific in the Age of Enlightenment and David Igler, The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush. Bulletin of the Pacific Circle. 33: (October 2014), 22-25. (http://thepacificcircle.com/wp-content/uploads/33.Oct14.pdf)
  • The Neglected Pacific Theater of the First World War. Website. October 2014. (https://europa.unibas.ch/en/news-events/nachrichtendetails/article/the-neglected-pacific-theater-of-the-first-world-war-1///returnTo/64268/)
  • Der Pazifik als vergessener Kriegsschauplatz des Ersten Weltkriegs. Website. October 2014. (https://europa.unibas.ch/aktuelles/nachrichtendetails/article/der-pazifik-als-vergessener-kriegsschauplatz-des-ersten-weltkriegs///returnTo/64268/)

2014

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Ethnography and the "Anti-Pacific" in Eighteenth-Century Iberian Thought." Paper delivered at Oberseminar Institute for Ethnology, University of Munich. Munich, Apr 28, 2014. (http://www.ethnologie.uni-muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/index.html)
  • "Panel Chair of the East Asian Mediterranean between the 17th and the 19th Centuries." Panel discussion at World History Association Symposium on Port Cities in World History. Barcelona, Mar 27, 2014. (http://www.thewha.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Barcelona-Symposium-Preliminary-Program-1.31.14.pdf)
  • "Iberian Perspectives in the Global Pacific." Paper delivered at World History Center Seminar. University of Pittsburgh, Mar 19, 2014. (http://www.worldhistory.pitt.edu/events.php)
  • "'Imaginary Wealth:' Some Preliminary Thoughts on Portuguese Visions of the Pacific." with R. Roque. Paper delivered at Seminario. Social Science Institute, University of Lisbon (ICS-UL), Nov 25, 2013.

Publications:

  • Navigating the Spanish Lake: The Pacific in the Iberian World, 1521-1898. with E. Slack and J. Tueller. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2014. (http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9149-9780824838249.aspx)
  • Author's Forum on Lincoln Paine's The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World. with A. Clulow. East Lansing: H-World, 2014. (http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-World&month=1402&week=b&msg=pV%2BK2bOOIFLqcloFBqB9VQ)

Other Activities:

  • Visiting Fellow. Europainstitut, University of Basel. 2014. (http://europa.unibas.ch/forschung/fellowships/2014/)
  • Co-Editor (with Katrina Gulliver). Nebraska Studies in Pacific Worlds. 2014.
  • Review of: Kolonialismus in Ozeanien by Hermann Mückler. Anthropos. 108: 1 (February 2013), 343-344.
  • Visiting Fellow. Institute of Social Studies (ICS), University of Lisbon. 2013.
  • Section Editor World History. History Compass. 2013. (http://history-compass.com/world/)

2013

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Nuevas perspectivas sobre el "lago español"." Paper delivered at El Pacífico, 1513-2013: De la Mar del Sur a la construcción de un nuevo escenario oceánico. Seville, Spain, September 2013.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Carl Hagenbeck's Empire of Entertainment. The American Historical Review. 117: 2 (April 2012), 478-480.

2012

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Keynote: "Myth and Science in Oceanic Exploration."." Paper delivered at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research. Cal State Channel Islands, Nov 17, 2012.
  • "Sailors, Scientists, and Speculators: Cooperating and Conflicting Maritime Networks in the Age of American Expansion." Panel discussion at American Historical Association Meeting. Chicago, Jan 6, 2012. (http://aha.confex.com/aha/2012/webprogram/Session6427.html)

Publications:

  • Currents of World History. with M. Blodgett. Dubuque, IA: Great River Technologies, 2013.
  • "Peter Farron's Wife: Romancing the Eighteenth-Century 'Spanish Lake'." Transnational Subjects. Vol. 1 No. 1 2011. 3-13.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, European Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World. H-Empire, H-Net Reviews. (February 2012), n/a. (https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=34978)
  • Review of: Intimate Strangers: Friendship, Exchange, and Pacific Encounters. Journal of Early Modern History. 16: 1 (January 2012), 90-92.

2011

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Apresentacao do Livro 'Headhunting and Colonialism'." Presented to Institute of Tropical and Scientific Investigation. Lisbon, Portugal. May 26, 2011.
  • "Imperialism's Imperatives: Ethno-Geography and 'Race' in the Iberian Pacific." Presented to Social Science Institute, University of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal. May 26, 2011.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Headhunting and Colonialism: Anthropology and the CIrculation of Human Skulls in the Portuguese Empire. Bulletin of the Pacific Circle. 27: (October 2011), 12-14.
  • Reviewer. Journal of Archeological Science. 2011.
  • Advisory Board Member. Transnational Subjects: History, Society and Culture. 2011.

2010

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Competing 18th-Century Pacific Cartographies." Paper delivered at Pacific Spaces. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, November 2010. (www.huntington.org/uploadedFiles/Files/PDFs/pacificspaces.pdf)
  • "Peter Farron's Wife: Romancing the Spanish Lake." Paper delivered at 19th World History Association Meeting. San Diego, June 2010.

Publications:

  • "The Pacific Ocean Basin to 1850." The Oxford Handbook of World History. Edited by J. Bentley. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2011. 564-580.
  • "Can There be a Global History of the Pacific?." International Journal of Maritime History. Vol. 22 2010. 283-287.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Pathfinders by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. geschichte.transnational & H-Soz-u-Kult. (Mar 19, 2010), on-line. (http://geschichte-transnational.clio-online.net/rezensionen/2010-1-212)
  • Review of: Foreign Bodies: Oceania and the Science of Race, 1750-1940. Jounal of Pacific History. 45: 2 (2010), 265-275.

2009

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "The Pacific Ocean in Maritime and Global History." Presented to Phi Alpha Theta. Purdue University. Feb 25, 2010.
  • "A World Apart: Alexander von Humboldt's Terrestrial View of Oceanic 'Races'." Paper delivered at Race, Encounters and the Constitution of Human Difference in Oceania. Canberra, Australia, Jan 22, 2010.
  • "Germany and Racial Thought in the Pacific." Panel discussion at Race, Encounters and the Constitution of Human Difference in Oceania. Canberra, Australia, Jan 22, 2010.
  • "The Chimera of the Pacific: Spain and Oceania's Eighteenth Century Exploration." Paper delivered at American Historical Association. San Diego, CA, Jan 9, 2010.
  • "The Pacific Ocean and World History." Presented to History Faculty Community Seminar. CSU Channel Islands. Apr 24, 2009.
  • "Charles Darwin's Explorations." Presented to Rotary Club of Ventura East. Ventura. Apr 23, 2009.
  • "Easter Island Moai and the 18th century exploration of the Pacific." Paper delivered at Permanence and the Built Environment. University of Southern California, Apr 17, 2009. (http://oieahc.wm.edu/conferences/permanence/pacificbasin/friday.html)
  • "Columbus and trade winds & Polynesians and El Nino." Phone interview. BBC's "How the Earth Made Us", February 2009.

2008

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Imperial Amnesia and Encountered Knowledge in British Eighteenth-Century Pacific Exploration." Paper delivered at Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies. San Diego, CA, Mar 14, 2009.
  • "Darwin's Pacific." Paper delivered at CSUCI's Darwin Day. Camarillo, CA, Feb 12, 2009.
  • "The Pacific Ocean in Global Historical Perspective." Paper delivered at Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN, Jan 28, 2009.
  • "Literature and World History." Panel discussion at California World History Association. San Francisco, CA, Nov 15, 2008.
  • "Captain Cook's Last Voyage (1776-1780) and the American Revolutionary War." Paper delivered at General Patton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Ventura, CA, Nov 14, 2008.
  • "Teaching World History as if the Pacific Mattered (a lot)." Paper delivered at Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. Pasadena, CA, Aug 9, 2008.
  • "Caught Between Fluidity and Insularity: Pacific Identities 18th-20th Centuries." Paper delivered at Pacific Passages: Connecting East, West, and Center in the Pacific Basin. The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, Apr 4, 2008.

Publications:

  • Anthropology's Global Histories: The Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea, 1870-1935. Perspectives on the Global Past. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai`i Press, 2009.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Chinese Junks on the Pacific: Views from a Different Deck. Bulletin of the Pacific Circle. 21: (2008), 13-15.

2007

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Chair of British Science in the Pacific." Paper delivered at Pacific Conference on British Studies. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, Mar 30, 2008.
  • "Unas islas más o menos amenas y nada mas: Spain and Oceania's eighteenth century exploration.." Paper delivered at Society for Portuguese and Spanish Historical Studies. Miami, Florida, April 2007.

Publications:

  • "Oceanic carvings and Germanic cravings: German ethnographic frontiers and imperial visions in the Pacific." Journal of Pacific History. Vol. 42 No. 3 December 2007. 299-315.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Strangers in the South Seas: The Idea of the Pacific in Western Thought. The Contemporary Pacific. 20: 1 (2008), 275-277.
  • Review of: The people of the sea: Environment, identity, and history of Oceania. Bulletin of the Pacific Circle. 18: (2007), 15-17.

2006

Publications:

  • Oceans in World History. 1st. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2006.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Räume öffnen sich. Naturhistorische Museen im Deutschland des 19. Jahrhunderts. Sehepunkte. 7: 2 (2007), (http://www.sehepunkte.de/2007/02/10460.html)
  • Convener, California World History Association Chapter. 15th World History Association Conference. Long Beach. June 2006.

2005

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Academic and Administrative contexts in the Development of Fieldwork in German New Guinea." Paper delivered at German Studies Association. Milwaukee, WI, September 2005.
  • "The Cartographic Carvings of Oceania." Paper delivered at Narrating Colonial Encounters: Germany in the Pacific Islands. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 2005.
  • "Spain's Mediterranean Consciousness and the 18th Century Exploration of the Pacific Islands." Paper delivered at Mediterranean Studies Association. Messina, Italy, May 2005.

Publications:

  • "Oceans of World History: Toward an Aquacentric View of the Global Past." Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Maritime History. Edited by G. Harlaftis. Corfu, Greece: International Maritime Economic History Association, 2005. 1-15.
  • "German Empire." Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History. Edited by W. McNeill et al.. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2005. 827-831.
  • "Museums." Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History. Edited by W. McNeill et al.. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2005. 1310-1314.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Studies on Portuguese Asia 1495-1689. The Sixteenth Century Journal. 36: (2005), 153-154.
  • Review of: Maritime History as World History and Sea Changes: Historicizing the Ocean. Journal of World History. 16: (2005), 102-106.

2004

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Oceans of World History: Aquacentric Views of the Global Past." Paper delivered at the Fourth International Maritime History Association. Corfu, Greece, June 2004.
  • "They are Coming Back to Life!: (Inter)disciplining Zombies." Presented to Last Lecture Series. Camarillo, CA. March 2004.
  • "The Great Wall of China." Presented to Symposium on Chinese Art and Culture. Camarillo, CA. February 2004.

Publications:

  • "Oceans of World History: Toward an Aquacentric View of Global History." History Compass 2. WD 068 2004. 1-9.

Other Activities:

  • Review of: 'A History of the Pacific Islands: Passages through Tropical Time' by Deryck Scarr. Pacific Historical Review. 73: (2004), 661-663.
  • Martin V. Smith Faculty Innovation and Excellence Grant, California State University Channel Islands. 2004.
  • Faculty Mini-Grant for Textbook Research. Fall 2003 & Spring. 2004.
  • Review of: 'A History of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific' by Donald Denoon, et al. with C. Dauverd. Canadian Journal of History. 38: (August 2003), 365-366.

2003

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Anthropology and World History: World's Apart?." Paper delivered at the 12th Annual World History Association Meeting. Atlanta, GA, June 2003.

Publications:

  • "Colonizing Anthropology: Albert Hahl and the Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea." Worldly Provincialism: German Anthropology in the Age of Empire. Edited by G. Penny and M. Bunzel. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2003. 230-255.
  • "Anthropology's Burden of Responsibility." The Bulletin of the Pacific Circle. Vol. 10 2003. 15-19.

2001

Other Activities:

  • "Oceans of World History textbook." Faculty Development Grant, CSUCI. $2964. 2005.
  • "Environmental History." with D. Rodriguez. Interdisciplinary Grant, Center for Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies, CSUCI. $2500. 2005.
  • "Global Histories and Their Futures (Lecture Series)." Instructionally Related Activities Board, CSUCI. $700. 2005.