Tag Archives: French Polynesia

New Pacific Islands Field School course at ANU

This new Pacific Studies course introduces students to the Pacific through practical engagement with the islands. The emphasis is on integrating formal learning with first hand experience. The in-country work will include fieldtrips, practical assignments and formal classes and tutorials … Continue reading

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Navigating Pacific Studies

Semester Two 2013 will see the introduction of an entirely online course into the Bachelor of Pacific Studies syllabus – a first for Pacific Studies at the ANU. PASI 1011 / 6001: Navigating Pacific Studies has been jointly developed by Dr Roannie … Continue reading

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“Hijacking decolonisation”: French Polynesia at the UN

“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

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France in the South Pacific

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

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Defence White Paper: French Pacific power ignored

Denise Fisher is a Visiting Fellow at ANU’s Centre for European Studies. Her book, France in the South Pacific: Power and Politics, will soon be published by ANU E press.
The Australian Defence White Paper 2013 was not the only such document … Continue reading

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Ecumenical support for decolonization of French Polynesia

“In Tahiti, an ecumenical delegation was told about the need for re-inscription of French Polynesia (Maohi Nui) on the United Nations list of countries to be decolonized. The delegates discussed various pressing concerns while meeting with the local church leaders, … Continue reading

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Politics, development and security in Oceania

Edited by David Hegarty and Darrell Tryon. This publication, Volume 7 in the Studies in State and Society in the Pacific series, is now available in  PDF View Online ePub mobi or print copy formats from ANU Epress. “The chapters in this volume canvass political … Continue reading

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Connecting Moana: Oceania’s Universities take the lead in Pan-Pacific Online Course Delivery

by Dr Paul D’Arcy, History, CHL. [about this image*] For the last two years a quiet educational revolution with profound implications for education outreach and collaborative teaching and research has been taking place across the entire breadth of the Pacific Islands. The … Continue reading

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Report on the 2012 International Austronesian Conference, Weaving Waves’ Writings: Memories, Stories and Spiritual Resonance in Oceania, Taipei, Taiwan, 27-28 November, 2012

by Dr Paul D’Arcy, History, CHL. I visited Taiwan for the first time in November 2012 as part of a contingent of Pacific academic and community speakers invited to present papers at the 2012 International Austronesian Conference. This conference was … Continue reading

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Taking the High Ground (Terra Australis 37): The archaeology of Rapa, a fortified island in remote East Polynesia

Edited by Atholl Anderson and Douglas J. Kennett. “This volume brings the remote and little known island of Rapa firmly to the forefront of Polynesian archaeology. Thirteen authors contribute 14 chapters, covering not only the basic archaeology of coastal sites, … Continue reading

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Call for proposals: ‘Supporting culture as a vector of democracy and economic growth’

EuropeAid has issued a call for proposals for ‘Supporting culture as a vector of democracy and economic growth’ under the EU thematic programme Investing in People. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 18 December 2012. The call includes two … Continue reading

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Matt Matsuda Pacific History conversation (27 November 2012)

The Department of Pacific and Asian History is sponsoring a largely informal “conversation” with Professor Matt Matsuda of Rutgers University on the morning of Tuesday 27 November (venue tba), prior to his participation in the RSAP Annual Symposium. Prof Matsuda … Continue reading

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The Diplomacy Of Decolonisation

In his latest post to NewMatilda.com, Nic Maclellan argues that Australia may have to address renewed demands for decolonisation from the region when it assumes its seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2013. [Read Maclellan’s follow-up post to New Matilda, Siding … Continue reading

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FIFO Tahiti (11-17 February 2013)

The 10th edition of the International Festival of documentary Films in Oceania (FIFO, Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien) will take place from 11-17 February 2013 in Papeete (Tahiti – French Polynesia). For more, visit fifo-tahiti.com or contact the FIFO-Tahiti … Continue reading

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Pacific Symposium at the ANU (16-17 October 2012)

16-17 October 2012, ANU Centre for European Studies, Canberra The École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Canberra (EHESS @ ANU) and the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU Centre for European Studies are hosting this … Continue reading

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