Author Archives: Nicholas Mortimer

Nauru rule of law case and the implication for the Pacific

by Bal Kama Australia’s blind eye while rule of law under siege in the Pacific The resignation of the Australian born Nauru Supreme Court Chief Justice Geoffrey Eames last week will go down as one of the most disappointing moments in … Continue reading

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Better protection for custom owners: Key changes in Vanuatu’s new land legislation

by Siobhan McDonnell Last Thursday marked the gazettal of historic land reform legislation in Vanuatu that will radically alter land dealings and provide improved protection of custom owners’ rights in customary land. The new laws consists of four key changes: … Continue reading

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Pacific History Association 21st Biennial Conference 2014

Dec 3rd,  National Taiwan University Campus – Taipei Dec 4th-6th, Taitung University – Taitung  Conference Website: http://pha2014.erenlai.com/index.php?lang=en The 21st biennial conference of the Pacific History Association (PHA) will take place in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, and Taitung, in the Austronesian-speaking indigenous area … Continue reading

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Call for initial Expressions of Interest for a 3-year PhD Scholarship for ‘The Moral and Cultural Economy of the Mobile Phone in the Pacific’ project

This three-year scholarship is for a PhD candidate who will conduct ethnographic field research for a study of the moral and cultural economy of the mobile phone in Fiji. S/he will spend at least 12 months over the three years … Continue reading

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‘Micronesia in Focus’ Symposium: Call for Papers

Venue:                      Hedley Bull Centre (130), Garran Road,                                                                 … Continue reading

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Five Questions with Katerina Teaiwa

Pacific Studies Co-Convener at The Australian National University and President of the Australian Association for Pacific Studies Dr. Katerina Teaiwa talks with Rosemary Pennington about her current work as a fellow with Indiana University’s Framing the Global initiative and how her project Indigenous Peoples and the … Continue reading

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Call for papers AAPS 2014 conference Oceanscapes: cooperation across the Pacific. April 22-26, 2014. University of Sydney.

Through this interdisciplinary conference the Australian Association for Pacific Studies seeks to bring researchers across Oceanscapes to share their knowledge and experience; to benefit the peoples of the Pacific region, and to advance scholarship about the places between the better-known … Continue reading

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Pacific studies @ ANU in Samoa 2013!

From the Samoa Observer – The Australian National University (ANU), the National University of Samoa (NUS) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), Alafua Campus have partnered in a So’o Collaboration. Focusing on exchanging views and perspectives through Research … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Oceanic Art – Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, and The Saint Louis Art Museum seek specialist in Oceanic Art, for a joint teaching-curatorial two-year position beginning July 1, 2014. At The Saint Louis Art Museum, … Continue reading

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2nd International Sustainable Sea Transport in the Pacific Talanoa Celebrating the Past – Sailing into the Future 14 – 18 July 2014

Building on the first successful Sustainable Sea Transport Talanoa held in Suva in 2012, the 2nd International Sustainable Sea Transport in the Pacific Talanoa will again bring together key stakeholders with an interest in heritage, culture, seafaring, science, vessel design, … Continue reading

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Lon Marum: Film launch

Next Thursday the Macleay Museum will host the launch of a film documentary, Lon Marum. The film follows co-director Chief Filip Talevu, local community leader and fieldworker for the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, as he takes us on a journey through … Continue reading

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Professor Darrell Tryon Research Scholarship

Are you currently a PhD student? Are you interested in spending 3 months doing research in New Caledonia? The Professor Darrell Tryon Research Scholarship was established in 2013 to honour the memory and continue the academic legacy of Professor Darrell … Continue reading

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Seminar: The institutionalisation of ‘Kanak identity’ in the New Caledonian Customary Senate and Kanak customary law

Presented by: Rowena Dickins Morrison Where: ANU Centre for European Studies, 1 Liversidge St, Acton (Bld # 67c), The Australian National University When: 29 November 2013, 12.30 – 2.00pm Colonised by France in 1853, New Caledonia is currently engaged in a process of ‘decolonisation’, … Continue reading

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Book launch – Engendering objects: Dynamics of barkcloth and gender among the Maisin of Papua New Guinea

To be launched by Drusilla Modjeska, acclaimed author of The Mountain. Venue: Atrium, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU. Date: Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 – 16:00 to 17:30 [for further details…]

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