Tag Archives: New Zealand

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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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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“Masi” (at the Sydney Festival, 20-25 January 2013)

An unlikely and touching love story between a Fijian high chief (from Kadavu) and the daughter of Cambridge-educated schoolmasters is brought to the stage with a rich sense of heritage and pride. The ancient art of Fijian Masi (tapa) cloth-making … Continue reading

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Two cheers for New Zealand aid transparency

Publish What You Fund have released their 2012 aid agency transparency index and it contains good news for  the New Zealand aid programme. The index is an attempt to quantify how transparently major aid donors spend their money, ranking donors based on an overall transparency score. The overall score is a composite of individual scores on various transparency related criteria. These criteria range from overarching attributes such as the presence […] Continue reading

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Conference: The Challenges for Participatory Development in Contemporary Development Practice

28-29 November 2012, Manning Clark Lecture Theatre, ANU (REGISTRATIONS CLOSED) This is the third conference as part of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Universities Linkages, which brings scholars and aid practitioners together to discuss important development issues. The programme has a stunning … 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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Pacific Beats III (9 November 2012)

7-11pm Pacific Beats III at the Dee Why Uniting Church (cnr Avon and Howard Ave) Featuring Pacific and Maori cultural performances [download a flyer].

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CRGA 42 (12-16 November 2012)

The Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) has partial oversight over the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). The CRGA 42 meeting will consider reports from various sections of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), including: Applied … Continue reading

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Model Pacific Islands Forum (24 November 2012)

UN Youth Otago is hosting their annual Model Pacific Islands Forum on 24 November 2012 in the Moot Court (Richardson Building) at the University of Otago. “This is an opportunity to look at the structural workings of an international political … Continue reading

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Marsden Fund awards (2012) for research with a Pacific focus

The Marsden Fund is New Zealand’s official funding body for research (counterpart to the Australian Research Council). On 25 October 2012, the list of recipients of Marsden Fund awards for 2013 was announced. Of the 86 projects that shared in … 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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Gunson Essay Prize in Pacific History (due 1 Nov. 2012)

Entries to the Gunson Essay Prize in Pacific History are due by or before 1 November 2012. Postgraduate students from any country are invited to submit an essay in English between 5,000-8,000 words on any topic relating to Pacific pasts. Essays … Continue reading

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Pacific Theologies Seminar (11-12 November)

11–12 November 2012 at the Centre for Ministry, North Parramatta, NSW (Australia). For more info, contact jioneh@nsw.uca.org.au or talanoaoceania@gmail.com.

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Workshop Symposium: Political Life Writing in the Pacific Islands (18 October 2012)

8:30am-5:30pm, SSGM Meeting Room (#5119), Coombs Building #9, ANU. This workshop investigates the experience of writing political life history in the Pacific Islands. We are interested in the reflections of practitioners writing in this genre: how they went about constructing … Continue reading

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15th Tonga Research Association Conference: “Walking backwards to the future – Holomui ki Mu’a” (7-13 July 2013)

Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Manukau Campus [download flyer].

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