Tag Archives: Guam

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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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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南島語族人骨出土 台澳國際合作考古發掘 – Discovery of Ancient Austronesian Human Skeleton by Taiwan and Australian international collaborative excavation

[by ANU Archaeologist, Dr Hsiao-chun Hung. For more in English on Dr Hsiao-chun’s latest research, see Dr Hsiao-chun Hung returns to the Mariana Islands.] 南島語族起源一直是學術界熱門的議題,眾家議論紛紜。著名的考古學家貝爾伍德(Peter Bellwood),即推論南島語族的擴散從台灣向南、向東、向西發展。此議題引發學者熱烈討論,而台灣學者參與這一議題的研究,更是不可缺席的一員。由文化部所屬國立台灣史前文化博物館研究典藏組體質人類學林秀嫚博士參與之台澳國際合作考古發掘,此次與澳洲國立大學(Australian National University)Mike T. Carson博士及洪曉純博士共同協助於馬里亞納群島南部天寧島(Tinian)上Taga House附近的考古遺址進行發掘與分析。 [The famous House of Taga Site in Tinian, Mariana Islands] 該遺址曾於2011年12月與2013年2月進行考古發掘時出現人骨遺留,今年又再發現人骨遺留的地點,正是當年Fr. Marcian … Continue reading

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Dr. Hsiao-chun Hung returns to the Mariana Islands

[a shard of decorated red-slipped pottery.] “In February-March 2013, Hsiao-chun Hung and Mike Carson returned to the Mariana Islands in far western Micronesia, searching for more evidence of the oldest human habitation at the House of Taga Site, ca. 3500-3400 … 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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Call for Papers: 2cd Marianas History Conference (30-31 August 2013)

UOG Campus in Mangilao, Guam (deadline for abstracts 3 April 2013). The University of Guam, Guam Preservation Trust, Guampedia, and the Northern Marianas Humanities Council are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2nd Marianas History Conference. For more information, visit Guampedia.com.

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AAA Conference 2012 (Pacific-related papers)

The 111th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has just been held in San Francisco with the theme Borders and Crossings (November 14-18). This year’s program had 717 sessions, 34 workshops, 13 innovents and 183 special events. The … Continue reading

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International Austronesian Conference 2012 (27-28 November)

“Weaving waves writings: memories, stories and spiritual resonance in Oceania” 27-28 November, Taipei, Taiwan. This conference aims to explore the spiritual and historical resources of Oceania and of Austronesian peoples as well as the creative ways through which they are … Continue reading

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Pacific Buzz (November 14): Pacific elections wrap | Fiji election preparations | Call to reorient PNG spending to boost recurrent budget | Agriculture and land in PNG | More

A fortnightly roundup of policy news in the Pacific by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. POLITICS Pacific elections wrap There has been a lot of political activity in the Pacific with elections in Vanuatu, Palau, American Samoa and Guam. Intense negotiations continue in Vanuatu as two rival groups seek to form a coalition government when parliament convenes on 19 November to elect a new prime minister. The […] Continue reading

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ARC awards for 2013 related to the Pacific islands

The Pacific Institute at the ANU would like to recognise the significant effort of all academic and support staff who participated in ARC rounds in 2012 and congratulate all recipients of ARC Discovery Early Career Research Awards and ARC Discovery … Continue reading

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The tides of change

A new wave of US engagement in the Pacific is set to benefit the region’s nations as the US responds to the global rise of China, writes Stewart Firth.

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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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ANU’s new student group: the Micronesian and Australian Friends Association

  The Australian National University has a new student group geared towards increasing the awareness of Micronesians in Australia – the Micronesian and Australian Friends Association (MAFA).  The ANU-chartered student group was formed in May 2012 by a small group … Continue reading

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The Search for a Cause: An Anthropological Perspective of a Neurological Disease in Guam, Micronesia

A new book by Dr Verena Keck (released July 2012). “In this anthropological study of a neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Parkinsonism-Dementia Complex (ALS/PDC) in Guam, Western Pacific, Verena Keck intertwines three separate perspectives of history, medicine, and anthropology. The book is … Continue reading

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Call for papers – Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (PIALA) 22nd Annual Conference

13-15 November 2012, Guam. We welcome a variety of sessions related to our theme – “RESET: Information Services Trends in 2012.” We invite all who work in libraries, archives, museums, records management, and historical preservation agencies in the Pacific region. … Continue reading

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