Pacific Events Calendar
ANU local events
- 25 Jun 2013 State of the Pacific Conference
- 26 Jun 2013 E áu le ‘ina’ilau a tama‘ita‘i: exploring gender equality issues in Sāmoa
- Kate on Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra
- Dan Jorgensen on Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra
- John Burton on Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra
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The friends and colleagues of Dennis O’Rourke are deeply saddened by the death of one of the greatest documentary makers of his generation. Dennis died of cancer on June 15 in his home in Cairns surrounded by his partner Tracey … Continue reading
On the eve of the MSG Leaders’ Summit, the Pacific Institute for Public Policy argues that, “it’s time to talk frankly and openly about West Papua’s future. Melanesian leaders face a question integral to their collective identity: How and whether West … Continue reading
The ANU’s Development Policy Centre has a mandate to “research and promote discussion of – aid effectiveness, the Pacific and PNG, and development policy”. Read more about their work in the Development Policy Centre’s 2012 Annual Report. If you don’t have time … Continue reading
Salmah Eva-Lina is a new PhD Candidate in Gender, Sexuality and Culture. She left a decade long career with a global business advisory firm leading risk management practices in London, New York and Sydney to undertake work in international and … Continue reading
The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is seeking to appoint two Pacific Research Fellows with ongoing research interests in Melanesia (PNG, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, New … Continue reading
Pasifika Youth Camp, Weds 11 – Fri 13 Sept 2013, offers high school students in years 9 and 10 an informative, interactive and fun camp celebrating Pasifika culture and encouraging educational aspirations. Apply here by or before 1 August 2013.
The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific seeks to expand and deepen our outreach and research capacity on migrant Pacific communities with a special emphasis … Continue reading
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. It will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development … Continue reading
For the past two decades, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) “has provided the main source of information regarding intergovernmental negotiations and activities to develop and implement sustainable development policy in small island developing States (SIDS). Its Earth Negotiations Bulletin reports … Continue reading
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has an exciting opportunity for a Systems Administrator to join their Corporate Services team in Suva, Fiji on a full time basis.
The Library of the Royal Institute for the Tropics and The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam’s ethnographic and multicultural museum [with an outstanding permanent exhibition of art and artefacts from New Guinea and Oceania], may close in the next few years if the Government of … Continue reading
Photo Left to right: Casey Tipping, Blair Burke, Alistair Michell, Christina Hodge and Juliana Mai (by John Yek). “Fundraising is underway for the seventh Fiji Village Project (FVP), an ANU Medical School initiative to deliver vital services in the South … Continue reading
Applications are currently open for Round 14, for Australia Awards Fellowships beginning in 2014 (close 19 June 2013). Visit AusAID’s AAF page for more information. Australia Awards Fellowships provide senior officials and mid-career professionals from developing countries with the opportunity … Continue reading
The Government and people of the Republic of Vanuatu were represented at the recent funeral of Professor Darrell Tryon. “Darrell was always a good friend to the people of Vanuatu, and was a great contributor to the building of our nation,” … Continue reading
Photo: Karina in the ANU’s Pacific Research Archive with Ms Josepha Joseph-Kapa (Head of Archives and the New Guinea Collection at the Michael Somare Library, University of Papua New Guinea). Karina Taylor, the former Archivist at the Pacific Research Archives of … Continue reading
In the latest Podcast from the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM), Nic Maclellan “discusses the capacity of United Nations agencies, the Pacific Islands Forum and other regional organisations to advance decolonisation initiatives in the region” with specific … Continue reading
“Widespread practice and belief in sorcery and witchcraft are not only linked to brutal violence and killings in Melanesia – they are stifling the development and modernisation of the region” writes Belinda Cranston. Read her article, or more about the … Continue reading
This small canoe demonstrates two of the most striking features of Micronesian (and some Polynesian) canoes.
by Dr Bill Standish, Visiting Fellow in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. “Governance is Political in Papua New Guinea” was first published in IBS Journal of Business and Research, Volume 6 (January 2013) by the Institute of … Continue reading
“In a historic decision, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 17 May to reinscribe French Polynesia on the UN list of non-self-governing territories. The resolution, sponsored by Solomon Islands, Nauru and Tuvalu with support from Vanuatu, Samoa … Continue reading
by Fiona McCormack and Kate Barclay, published by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Engaging with Capitalism: Cases from Oceania emerged from a conversation on the e-mail listserv of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO-Net) and a subsequent working session … Continue reading
Oceania Newsletter No. 70 (June 2013) is now available from the Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Pacific Implementing Sustainable Water Resources and Wastewater Management in Pacific Island Countries project recently issued progress snapshots for: Fiji, FSM, Majuro Atoll (Marshall Islands), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
Ume Wainetti (of the PNG Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee) gave a talk at the ANU hosted by the Development Policy Centre on 22 May 2013 titled ‘Combatting family and sexual violence in PNG: What has been achieved and … Continue reading
by Denise Fisher, Visiting Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies, Research School of Humanities & the Arts College of Arts and Social Sciences. This publication is now available in PDF View Online ePub mobi or print copy formats from ANU Epress. France is a … Continue reading
PACE-Net newsletter No.6 (May 2013) is now available. It provides an update on PACE-Net initiatives and PACE-Net “Recommendations for a Strategic Plan on Research, Innovation and Development in the Pacific” that will guide the PACE-Net+ collaboration over the next few … Continue reading
“It would be better to give Australian aid and governance support to Timor-Leste’s local communities rather than state institutions,” argues JOANNE WALLIS in her latest post to the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific website.
2:00-3:30pm 27 May 2013, Sparkes Helmore Theatre, College of Law, ANU. Papuan Voices is a video-advocacy initiative assisting West Papuan communities to tell their stories. It challenges common misconceptions about this troubled territory and builds local storytellers in a region … Continue reading
by Scott MacWilliam, Visiting Fellow with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project (SSGM) in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. This publication is now available in PDF View Online ePub mobi. Securing Village Life: Development in Late Colonial Papua New Guinea examines … Continue reading
by Emeritus Professor Malcolm Ross, Pacific Linguistics, ANU. Emeritus Professor Darrell Tryon, longtime researcher into the languages of Vanuatu, the Solomons and the Loyalty Islands, died in Canberra on Wednesday 15th May at the age of 70. Darrell had been … Continue reading
A World Bank update on ICT in the Pacific and a new project by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to bring broadband to the Pacific… [read this update or more background on the World Bank’s Pacific Regional Connectivity … Continue reading
By Prof. Brij V Lal, Pacific and Asian History, ANU. By now you all will have heard of Darrell Tryon’s passing. A full account will appear in due course on his life and contribution, but for now I write simply … Continue reading
The Department of History invites applications for a permanent appointment in Pacific History, at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. The successful applicant will join a dynamic department with a commitment to thematic, transnational and/or comparative historical research and training. We … Continue reading
Linguistics newsletter Vol.4 No.2 (May 2013) is now available. This newsletter gives updates on linguistics research at the ANU across the Asia Pacific and includes important information on ongoing research across the island of New Guinea.
World Heritage site of the Chief Roi Mata’s Domain now has a permanent office recently opened on Lelepa Island. The opening on 5 May 2013 marked a significant day in the history of the World Heritage site, the first World … Continue reading
Paul Mitchell has recently begun a part-time Masters by Research in Pacific History, addressing a historical topic that is of very real significance for contemporary Vanuatu, and for the people of Malekula in particular. He plans to conduct archival and … Continue reading
Documentary by Cameron Rose, Catherine Flynn and Kerry Brydon. This short documentary has emerged from the ongoing collaboration in Social Work at the University of Papua New Guinea and Monash University, that began in 2010 with the Go8-UPNG project. Papua New Guinea … Continue reading
On 26 April the Charité University Hospital in Berlin returned the ancestral remains of 33 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to their Traditional Owners. This was the first ever return of Australian Indigenous ancestral remains from a German institution and … Continue reading
See ANU Alumnus Jen Robinson surprise the audience at the Sydney Opera House on 4 May with her talk at TEDx Sydney 2013 [see the follow-up TEDx video interview].
BLUE MARBLE – The Pacific in the post-2015 development agenda, the latest “Discussion Starter” from the Pacific Institute of Public Policy (PiPP), is a wide-ranging document that “investigates the need for a new perspective on development, one which encompasses peace-building, … Continue reading