Author Archives: Nicholas Mortimer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT SSGM

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) program is currently accepting applications for a number of positions at the State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program at the Australian National University. See this link for details.

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Position at Massey University

The School of People, Environment and Planning is seeking to appoint a lecturer/senior lecturer in Social Anthropology to be located on the Albany Campus in Auckland. Social Anthropology is a key social science programme within the School of People, Environment … Continue reading

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Launch of book of the late Aubrey Parke, August 29

Launch of book of the late Aubrey Parke “Degei’s Descendants: spirits, place and people in Pre-Cession Fiji” Terra Australis 41, ANU Press Date:  Friday 29 August 2014 Time:  5.00pm – 7.00pm Place: Hedley Bull Atrium, Hedley Bull Building, Garran Rd, Australian … Continue reading

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Community-level leadership and development outcomes in rural Papua New Guinea: evidence from three case study regions

Francis Essacu, Fenner School of Environment and Society Thursday,14 August 2014, 1-2pm Fenner Seminar Room, Frank Fenner Building, 141 Linnaeus Way, Australian National University While natural resources can provide opportunities for the sustainable development of rural communities in low-income countries, … Continue reading

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Dennis O’Rourke’s films at the NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive is featuring acclaimed documentary filmmaker Dennis O’Rourke all this month. Details of the Dennis O’Rourke’s work and the schedule can be found here.

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ANU Archives launches new database

The Australian National University has launched a new archive database which makes national treasures of business, unions and the University available online for the first time. National Archives of Australia Director-General David Fricker launched the new ANU Archives database, which … Continue reading

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Challenges and opportunities for women in Papua New Guinea

Friday 18 July 12.30 – 1.30pm Speakers: Avia Koisen Principal, Koisen Lawyers Emma Wurr Principal Legal Officer for Human Rights, PNG Office of the Public Solicitor Location: Brindabella Theatre Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132 Lennox Crossing, ANU Women in … Continue reading

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UQ ePress Pacific Studies series, Australians in Papua New Guinea 1960-1975.

Edited by Ceridwen Spark (ANU), Seumas Spark (Monash) and Christina Twomey (Monash), Australians in Papua New Guinea, provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of thirteen Australian and four Papua New Guineans.  … Continue reading

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Good and bad aid: The rise and fall of two South Pacific universities

by Dr Scott MacWilliam  Since the early 1990s at least, it has been commonplace to assess the consequences of international multilateral and bilateral aid in such terms as meeting `good’ governance criteria, providing for accountability, transparency and openness (Larmour 1998, pp. … Continue reading

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Priya Chattier joined SSGM as a Pacific Research Fellow

The ANU Pacific Institute would like to welcome Dr Priya Chattier who has recently joined the State Society & Governance in Melanesia Program as a Pacific Research Fellow. Priya’s work is located at the intersections of academic and activist work on gender … Continue reading

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Journal of Pacific History

The Journal of Pacific History is a leading refereed journal dedicated to the study of the Pacific Islands, their peoples and their pasts. In conjunction with the Pacific History Association at the Biennial Pacific History Association Conference, JPH awards the … Continue reading

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Solomon Islands fundraiser

As you are know doubt aware the Solomon Islands was recently hit by a series of devastating floods. The attached event aims to raise funds for the victims and I encourage you to attend if you can. The fundraiser will … Continue reading

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Gunson Essay Prize in Pacific History

A prize of AUD$1,000 will be awarded at the 21st Biennial Pacific History Association Conference, in Taipei and Taitung, Taiwan, 3-6th December 2014, for the winner of the Gunson Essay Prize Competition. Postgraduate or senior students from any country are … Continue reading

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Kindred spirits

by JAMES GIGGACHER. A five-year research project on the spread of Christianity in the Pacific is revealing just how much of the human spirit is common to both ‘the West’ and Oceania. “Jolly, who is now a professor of anthropology, … Continue reading

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The Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue (EPLD) 2014

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN The third Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue (EPLD) is an intensive development program for future leaders scheduled to take place across the Pacific region over a continuous two-week period from 16 October 2014. This follows the … Continue reading

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