Tag Archives: Hawai’i

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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New website for “Engendering Persons, Transforming Things: Christianities, Commodities and Individualism in Oceania”

Professor Margaret Jolly’s ARC Laureate Project Engendering Persons, Transforming Things: Christianities, Commodities and Individualism in Oceania has a new website.* This project “addresses a profound and long-debated question about the historical interaction between Oceanic and western constructs of the person and contemporary controversies … Continue reading

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Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) with Taiwan

The East-West Center recently announced a new initiative – the Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) with Taiwan – which is “designed to provide opportunities to enhance the leadership capacities of individuals in the Pacific Islands region and build a network … Continue reading

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Welcome… and congratulations, Dr James Flexner!

Dr James Flexner will be joining the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the ANU early in 2013, where he will be a postdoctoral fellow. James recently received a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council … 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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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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Welcome, Dr Susan Dixon!

Susan Dixon has recently joined the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) as a Research Fellow. She moves to ANU from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned her PhD in geography. Susan will be working, in … Continue reading

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Aloha `Āina: A Framework for Biocultural Resource Management in Hawai`i’s Anthropogenic Ecosystems

This new Framework for Biocultural Resource Management in Hawai’i (resulting from a workshop dealing with the creation of a sanctuary for humpback whales) has clear relevance for Natural Resource Management (NRM) in the wider Pacific region.

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Job: Assistant Professor (Pacific Islands Studies, UH Manoa)

Applications are now sought for an assistant professor position in the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

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Pacific Islands Climate Science Center Inaugural Lecture

The new Climate Science Center for the Pacific Islands has been established at the University of Hawai’i Manoa Campus. The Inaugural Lecture of the PICSC, “Navigating Change: Climate Science and Collaboration in the Pacific”, will be given at 1:30pm on the 26 … Continue reading

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New blog for Pacific News from Mānoa (CPIS)

The Center for Pacific Island Studies (CPIS) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) has published Pacific News from Mānoa since 1996. The CPIS newsletter is now available in an easy to access blog format that will be familiar to … Continue reading

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Call for abstracts: 12th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia Pacific Region (close 15 October)

February 14-16, 2013, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. For information, including financial support for participants, visit the conference website.

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Pacific Places curriculum unit (for Year 7 school students)

A new Pacific Islands Studies course from CPIS that addresses key benchmark criteria of the Department of Education (Hawai’i). Visit the Pacific Places curriculum unit webpages.

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Carl Pao and Pasifika students paint a different Pacific picture

Carl Pao working on the Pasifika mural at ANU. “We tried to shed our preconceived ideas about what ‘Pasifika’, or the Pacific, means,” said Mr Pao. “We discussed each island group and thought about their unique identities relating back to … Continue reading

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