Tag Archives: Vanuatu

Kindred spirits

by JAMES GIGGACHER. A five-year research project on the spread of Christianity in the Pacific is revealing just how much of the human spirit is common to both ‘the West’ and Oceania. “Jolly, who is now a professor of anthropology, … Continue reading

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Better protection for custom owners: Key changes in Vanuatu’s new land legislation

by Siobhan McDonnell Last Thursday marked the gazettal of historic land reform legislation in Vanuatu that will radically alter land dealings and provide improved protection of custom owners’ rights in customary land. The new laws consists of four key changes: … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Oceanic Art – Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, and The Saint Louis Art Museum seek specialist in Oceanic Art, for a joint teaching-curatorial two-year position beginning July 1, 2014. At The Saint Louis Art Museum, … Continue reading

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Lon Marum: Film launch

Next Thursday the Macleay Museum will host the launch of a film documentary, Lon Marum. The film follows co-director Chief Filip Talevu, local community leader and fieldworker for the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, as he takes us on a journey through … Continue reading

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‘Relocation in the Pacific’ – workshop report (12 Aug 2013)

Venue: UNSW Law Faculty Boardroom (12 August 2013). Participants: Jane McAdam, Jon Barnett, Bruce Burson (via Skype), John Campbell, John Connell, Beth Ferris, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Monson, Kate Purcell, Sarah Williams, Elissa Waters, Fiona Chong. PRESENTATIONS Jane McAdam welcomed participants, explaining that … Continue reading

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Investigating Monumentality in Melanesia

“During the months of May and June, Dr Stuart Bedford began preliminary fieldwork relating to his new ARC funded project Investigating monumentality in Melanesia: the archaeology of ritual architecture on the islands of Malakula, Vanuatu. Prior to the fieldwork archival … Continue reading

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New from SSGM

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) has recently posted the following briefing notes and discussion papers to their new website: In-Brief 2013/1: Witchcraft and Sorcery-Related Killings in Melanesia: Legal Issues In-Brief 2013/2: Politicians and Political Leaders in … Continue reading

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Launch of Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978

Charles Morris Woodford, First Resident Commissioner of the Solomon Islands Protectorate, c.1885. The Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978 was  launched on 25 July 2013. Professor Clive Moore from the University of Queensland (UQ) has been working on the Solomon Islands … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Languages of the Pacific (PASI 2020/6020)

[Photo mosaic of Kanjimei village (PNG) by Darja Hoenigman] This course provides an introductory overview to the languages of the Pacific, extending from Timor in the west through the island of New Guinea out through Melanesia into Pacific Polynesia. It … Continue reading

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Comparative perspectives on land – Thinking across the Pacific: Report from the ‘land stream’ of the State of the Pacific Conference (25-26 June 2013)

The Hon Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Lands, Government of Vanuatu (left), Ms Leisande Otto, World Bank, Vanuatu (middle) and Dr Jim Fingleton, Development Law Consultant participate in the ‘land stream’ panel at SOTP 13, 25 July 2013 (Photo: George Carter). … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: 2014 Pacific Research Colloquium – Developing Pacific Scholarship

January 28 to February 7, 2014 (Australian National University, Canberra) State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is offering twelve scholarship awards to graduate students, scholars and researchers from universities, research institutions, NGOs and other professional bodies in the … Continue reading

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Third International Würm Memorial Symposium honours the late Professor Darrell Tryon

[Photograph: Stefen Würm in 1956.] Date: 17 July 2013 Time: 9:45 for a 10am start to 3:30pm Venue: Chancelry Building #10, Mills room (See the program and venue location) The Würm Symposia were established in 2011 to encourage dialogue between … Continue reading

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ICH Courier Vol.16

The latest issue of the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier for Asia and the Pacific (ICH Courier #16) is now available. It includes: A summary of the 2013 Sub-regional Information and Network Meeting for Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in the … Continue reading

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In conversation with Francis Herman on Pacific media

Recently, Tess Newton Cain spent time chatting with Francis Herman. You can listen to a podcast of their conversation here or download the full transcript… Continue reading

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RAMSI: all good things must come to an end

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”. RAMSI’s good intentions and blessings to the people of Solomon Islands will eventually… Continue reading

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