COOLA, The Annual Conference on Oceanian Linguistic Anthropology, is a yearly conference on Linguistic Anthropology with a focus on Oceanian countries, and regions. Scholars from around the world gather to engage in various fields surrounding Oceanian Linguistic Anthropology, though this in no way limits interest to those working on the Oceania, or to Linguistic Anthropologists, Linguistics, or Anthropologists. Networking multiple universities, the conference venue shifts yearly, where the Conference Main committee, advised by the Conference Scientific committee, collaborates with the respective universities for each conference.

General aims

The general aims of the conference include:

To elicit new understandings of Linguistic Anthropology, by centering research and rhetoric on Oceanian contexts, and a network of related fields.

To contribute significantly to the advanced efforts of other global societies and organizations in Linguistic Anthropology, such as the SLA (Society for Linguistic Anthropology), The JLA (the Journal for Linguistic Anthropology), the AAA (the American Anthropological Association), The JAT (the Journal of Anthropological theory), the Annual Review of Anthropology, and others.

To strengthen conceptions, and interest in Linguistic Anthropology in Oceania, and to increasingly connect scholars working in and on Oceanian regions with those in other region

2017 Formation
2018 Development of first / Central committee
2018 Formation of Scientific committee
Endorsement by the American Anthropological Association
2020 Inaugural annual conference
2021 Second annual conference – Location and host to be updated