Category Archives: Reports

Reports on conferences, workshops, field schools, and research related to the Pacific.

AAAPS AGM 2012 (summary report)

by Dr Jack Taylor, Secretary, Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies. The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (AAAPS) was held on 2 November at Melbourne University. It followed an excellent talk … Continue reading

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Talanoa Oceania 2012 (conference report)

Conference Report by Dr Roannie Ng Shiu and Nacanieli Rika, Co-Convenors of Talanoa Oceania 2012. The 5th Talanoa Oceania conference was held in Canberra from 9-10 November. Talanoa Oceania in Canberra and the Australian National University (ANU) Pacific Institute and … Continue reading

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Priorities for linguistic research in the Pacific (workshop report)

by Dr Rachel Hendery, Linguistics ANU. [NB: Rachel’s map is interactive and provides information on the research priorities for these various language communities. We have included it here to suggest just one of the many ways Google Maps may facilitate … Continue reading

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Center for Oceanian Studies at Sun Yat-Sen University (中山大学 -大洋洲研究中心)

Outrigger recently posted a note about the launch of the first centre for the study of Oceania in China.* In this follow-up post, we interview Prof. YU Chang-sen ((喻常森老师), the Deputy Executive Director of the Center for Oceanian Studies (COS) … Continue reading

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The Saem Majnep Memorial Symposium on Traditional Environmental Knowledge (report)

Summary report of the Inaugural Saem Majnep Memorial Symposium held at the University of Goroka (PNG) from 31 October to 2 November 2012 by Assoc. Prof. Colin Filer. Photo: Symposium participants enter the Mark Solon Auditorium at the University of Goroka, … Continue reading

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Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project – A preliminary audiovisual documentation of Ha, a language of Vanuatu

Photo: Filming Chief Cyriaque from Londar village performing dun na gol (a story about land diving) for a group of school children. Dr Murray Garde has recently taken up a position as research associate in the School of Culture, History and … Continue reading

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World Bank – PNG Country Partnership Strategy 2013-2016

The World Bank – PNG Country Partnership Strategy 2013-2016 is now available.

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Conference Report: Innovation, Development, Creativity and Access to Knowledge in Pacific Island Countries

by Dr Miranda Forsyth, Centre for International Governance & Justice (CIGJ), Centre for Restorative Justice (CRJ), Regulatory Institutions Networks (RegNET), CAP, ANU. A Conference on Innovation, Development, Creativity and Access to Knowledge in Pacific Islands Countries was held at the … Continue reading

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Law and Culture 2012: Pacific Law and Aotearoa / New Zealand (report)

A short report on the Law and Culture 2012: Pacific Law and Aotearoa/New Zealand Conference from 29-31 August at the University of Auckland is now available online.

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Reflections on FOPA

With the release of a six DVD set of video footage from the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA)*, we thought it an opportune time to post reflections from some of our Pacific Studies students who attended the festival (interspersed with … Continue reading

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Nan Madol: World Heritage Update and Continuing Research

by Katherine Seikel, Archaeology and Natural History, CAP, ANU. Karian Islet (mapped J.S. Athens 1984) In January this year Nan Madol and Lelu, Kosrae were placed on the Tentative World Heritage List for Micronesia. The Pohnpei State Historic Preservation Office and … Continue reading

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Pace-Net update (August 2012)

PACE-Net newsletter No.4 is now available. It includes: A review of the 2nd bi-regional Stakeholder-Conference, Brussels, March 2012 An outlook to the 3rd bi-regional Stakeholder-Conference Suva, March 2013 A note on Dr. Claude Payri, who recently received the Legion of Honor … Continue reading

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ANU Archaeological Field School in Vanuatu July 2012

Text and images by Dr Matiu Prebble, Archaeology and Natural History, CHL, CAP. Archaeological Field School team including Dr Jack Fenner in the foreground, overlooking Matantas Village, Big Bay, Espiritu Santo. The 2012 ANU Master’s of Archaeological Science Advanced Field … Continue reading

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Rock Islands Southern Lagoon (Palau): a new World Heritage site for the Pacific

At the 36th meeting of the World Heritage Committee earlier this month Rock Islands Southern Lagoon (RISL) became the latest Pacific site to be inscribed onto UNESCO’s register of World Heritage (see the Government of Palau’s submission to the WHC). (photograph by … Continue reading

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Sexualities, Sexual Rights and HIV in PNG and the Pacific

Report by Dr Katherine Lepani and Professor Margaret Jolly. For three intensive days from July 11-13, a congregation of fifty-three scholars, activists, policy-makers, and practitioners met at ANU to exchange perspectives and engage in discussion on Sexualities, Sexual Rights and … Continue reading

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