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Pacific-related event (public lecture, workshop, conference, performance, community gathering, etc.)

Call for Applications: 2014 Pacific Research Colloquium – Developing Pacific Scholarship

January 28 to February 7, 2014 (Australian National University, Canberra) State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is offering twelve scholarship awards to graduate students, scholars and researchers from universities, research institutions, NGOs and other professional bodies in the … Continue reading

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Third International Würm Memorial Symposium honours the late Professor Darrell Tryon

[Photograph: Stefen Würm in 1956.] Date: 17 July 2013 Time: 9:45 for a 10am start to 3:30pm Venue: Chancelry Building #10, Mills room (See the program and venue location) The Würm Symposia were established in 2011 to encourage dialogue between … Continue reading

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Local Intermediaries in International Exploration Conference

17-18 July 2013, ANU Commons (download program). “The history of exploration has often been thought of as a heroic drama in which the explorer is the principal narrator and protagonist. This two day conference will discuss exploration as a collective effort … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ‘The Peoples of the South Pacific (Oceania) in the First World War: Nation, Nationalism and the Sense of Belonging’ International Conference (Amiens 17-19 April and Rochefort 27-29 May, 2014)

‘Les Océaniens dans la Première Guerre mondiale: Nation, nationalisme et sentiment d’appartenance’ Colloque international (Amiens 17-19 avril et Rochefort 27-29 mai). “The research programme Overseas and South Pacific (Oceania) Destinies, 1914–2018: Nation, Nationalism and the Sense of Belonging (DOMO 14–18), which aims … Continue reading

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Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra

This three day multi-disciplinary conference focused on the negative social consequences of belief in sorcery and witchcraft in Melanesia (the conference booklet with program, abstracts and speakers is available here).  Approximately half the speakers were from PNG, Vanuatu and Solomon … Continue reading

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Pasifika Youth Camp (11-13 September 2013)

Pasifika Youth Camp 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.

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Reminder: State of the Pacific Conference (SOTP 2013) and Pacific & PNG Update 2013

Pacific and PNG Update 2013 June 27-28 Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Hedley Bull Centre, Building 130 Last year we revived the Pacific Update tradition with a one-day event. This year, the Update returns as a two-day conference. June 27th is on the Pacific island region, and June 28th on PNG. This is an event not to be missed for anyone working on the region. The keynote speech […] Continue reading

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The Pacific Plan and non-self-governing territories in the Pacific

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

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Breaking the Spell: update on sorcery and witchcraft conference

“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

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Papuan Voices: Australian Tour

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

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Annual General Meeting of The Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (AAAPS), 10 May 2013

Annual General Meeting of AAAPS (AAAPS 2013 AGM flyer) 12:00 – 5:00pm, 10 May 2013 McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Australian National University, Canberra. (Lunch and afternoon tea are provided) The 2013 AGM of the Australian Association for the Advancement of … Continue reading

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Milstein Science Symposium: Understanding Ecological and Social Resilience in Island Systems: Informing Policy and Sharing Lessons for Management (9-11 April 2013)

From 9-11 April 2013, “the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation together with partners organized a three-day symposium that unites local resource managers, researchers, educators, island leaders, policy makers, and other leading conservation practitioners to present … Continue reading

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The end of the Pacific? Sea-level change and Pacific Island livelihoods

Public lecture by Professor Patrick Nunn, University of New England 1:00 – 2:00pm, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 Fenner Seminar Room, Frank Fenner Building 141, Linnaeus Way, ANU. The effects of rising sea level – lowland flooding, shoreline erosion and groundwater … Continue reading

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SSGM’s ‘State of the Pacific’ Conference (25-26 June 2013)

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program at The Australian National University will be hosting the inaugural State of the Pacific conference on 25-26 June 2013 in Canberra. The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, … Continue reading

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Vanuatu High Commission – 1st Anniversary (22 March 2013)

A small ceremony was held on 22 March 2013 to mark the First Anniversary of the establishment of Vanuatu’s High Commission in Canberra. For more about this and future events, visit their new website.

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