Category Archives: ANU PI

Posts related to a member (or alumnus) of the ANU’s Pacific Institute or to an activity based at the ANU.

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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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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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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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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Interactive map to find The Pacific at The ANU

Use this interactive map to find Pacific content in archived Outrigger pages, at ANU’s College of Asia and The Pacific or among ANU’s Digital Collections. Find ANU Researchers working in the islands or Open Access journal articles. Zoom in to see Pacific … 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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Death and development in the Pacific

In any Pacific country it doesn’t take long before you meet people who are caring for dying loved ones at home, with very little support…. 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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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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A victory over corruption in PNG

The fight against corruption in PNG reached a milestone last week when the PNG National Court sentenced Paul Tiensten, a former senior minister and current parliamentarian, to nine years imprisonment with hard labour for misappropriating A$4 million of… 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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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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‘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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Review – Islands at risk? Environments, economies and contemporary change

Islands are back in vogue. It’s not that they ever disappeared but climate change in particular has brought islands to the fore of a global… Continue reading

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