- Annual General Meeting of The Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (AAAPS), 10 May 2013
- Dr. Hsiao-chun Hung returns to the Mariana Islands
- Vote buying prevalent in Indonesia and the Pacific
- The end of the Pacific? Sea-level change and Pacific Island livelihoods
- Politics, development and security in Oceania
- Kago, Kastom and Kalja: The Study of Indigenous Movements in Melanesia Today (Cahiers du Credo) (Volume 2)
- In conversation with Sir Mekere Morauta
- Engendering objects: Dynamics of Barkcloth and Gender among the Maisin of Papua New Guinea by
- Another Port Moresby community bulldozed
- Reflections on the PNG Budget Forum: Can devolved funding be effectively utilised
- European Investment Bank backs remote aviation investment in the South Pacific
- Lifting skills in the Pacific: using infrastructure procurement for skills transfer
- Fiji constitutional referendum? Unlikely
- CDI Policy Paper: Comparing Across Regions: Parties and Political Systems in Indonesia and the Pacific Islands
- SSGM’s ‘State of the Pacific’ Conference (25-26 June 2013)
TagsACP Asia-Pacific Australia Bougainville China Cook Islands East Timor European Union Federated States of Micronesia Fiji France French Polynesia FSM Guam Hawai'i Indonesia Japan Kiribati Malaysia Marshall Islands Melanesia Micronesia MSG Nauru New Caledonia New Zealand Niue Nouvelle Calédonie Pacific Pacific Islands Pacific Islands Forum Palau Papua New Guinea Philippines PIF PNG Polynesia Samoa Solomon Islands Timor-Leste Tonga Tuvalu US Vanuatu West Papua
Tag Archives: Nouvelle Calédonie
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 change and development across the Pacific Islands from a variety of perspectives, each contributing to the analysis of a region growing in complexity and in confidence. They fall neatly into three sections: Oceania and its Inheritance; Oceania – Current Needs and Challenges; and Oceania and its Wider Setting.
The new states of the Pacific have demonstrated considerable resilience, and in many cases, an extraordinary capacity to bounce back from difficulty and to maintain optimism for the future. The continuing professionalisation of public management across the region is building on that tradition. The growth of civil society organisations is also beginning to play a positive role in policy and implementation. Donors are becoming more coherent in their strategies, more attuned to the realities of generating development outcomes in small island states, and are beginning to acknowledge and map progress.
This book explores these themes of governance, development and security that signal both continuity and change in the Pacific’s pattern of islands.”
On 14 March 1988 representatives of The Republic of the Fiji Islands, The Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, The Republic of Vanuatu and Front de Liberation Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS) of New Caledonia met in Port Vila to sign the six point Agreed Principles of Cooperation Among the Independent States in Melanesia. Representatives of these parties also signed the subsequent Agreement Establishing the Melanesian Spearhead Group on 23 March 2007 in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
For more information about the MSG and its 25th Anniversary celebrations, visit http://www.msgsec.info.
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 project driving this new approach is called Connecting Moana: the common heritage of Pacific Islanders. It brings together major tertiary institutions across the Pacific Islands in a collaborative course writing and professional development exercise to design and deliver courses for Pacific Islanders on their history, culture, environmental management and external relations. The courses will be presented in a variety of media. The project has received overwhelming support from all tertiary institutions, with numerous academics volunteering to participate. Designed in the Pacific Islands for Pacific Islanders, this collaborative endeavour provides tangible benefits of enhanced course delivery and university outreach, reduced workloads through sharing resources, and enhanced research capacity through linking teaching and research collaboration. The author has been part of the organizing committee since the project’s inception.
Coordinated by Dr Morgan Tuimaleali’ifano and Dr Max Quanchi of the Suva campus of the University of the South Pacific, the project has won support from the University of Guam, the College of Micronesia’s Pohnpei campus, Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea, the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby, the University of New Caledonia, the National University of Samoa, and the University of French Polynesia. Recently, Taiwanese universities with large indigenous student bodies were also recruited to embrace the homeland of the Austronesian diaspora. In so doing, the project bridges the gap between the Anglophone and Francophone Pacific and reintegrates Taiwan as the ancient homeland of Pacific Islanders. This reconfiguration has done much to break down externally imposed language barriers and reshape conceptions of the region according to indigenous priorities and shared experiences.
Preparations are well advanced to trial the first course on the history of the Pacific before European arrival. This will be a Pacific wide, multi-campus undergraduate history course about Pacific societies, emphasizing and empowering Pacific perspectives and grounding students in their shared heritage – a heritage which transcends contemporary language and cultural barriers arising from colonial rule. Due to limited staff numbers and access to resources, few university undergraduate courses currently teach the early history of the Pacific Islands, or the histories of the whole region. This project will provide a collective and truly Pan-Pacific introduction to the history of the inhabitants of Moana (the increasingly recognized indigenous term for the Pacific Islands – formerly labeled as Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia).
A multilingual group of Pacific teachers, researchers and course designers with diverse and complementary expertise has been assembled. In addition to Dr Tuimaleali’ifano and Dr Quanchi of the USP Suva campus, the full project team consists of (from east to west across the Pacific) Professor Eric Conte of the University of French Polynesia in Tahiti, Dr Tamatoa Bambridge of the CRIOBE Research Centre on Moorea, Professor Lau Asofou So’o and Dr Louise Mata’ia of the National University of Samoa, Dr David Gegeo of the University of Canterbury, Dr Stuart Bedford of USP Port Vila and ANU, Dr Bernard Rigo of the University of New Caledonia, Dr Christophe Sand of the Institute of Archaeology in New Caledonia, Professor August Kituai of the University of Papua New Guinea, Dr Linda Crowl and Patrick Matbob of Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea, Professor Serge Tcherkezoff of the EHESS and ANU, Dr Paul D’Arcy of ANU, Dr Mariana Ben and Dr Delihna Ehmes of the College of Micronesia’s Pohnpei campus, Dr Anne Hattori and Dr Sharleen Santos-Bamba of the University of Guam, Professor Tong Yuan-Chao of the Taiwan Center for Pacific Studies, Nakao Eki Pacidal of Leiden University, and Professor Benoit Vermander of the Ricci Institute of Taiwan and Fudan University in Shanghai.
The course materials will be made available in electronic and printed formats across Moana to allow local campuses to supplement areas where local teaching expertise is lacking, to modify into locally appropriate programs, and to free already over-stretched staff from developing new courses. These benefits will allow smaller Pacific Island universities to concentrate on completing post-graduate studies and research, and to forge regional research networks of staff and students. In a parallel development, a research network linked to the project has already started which focuses on Pan-Pacific indigenous marine ecosystem management practices across history.
While the Moana project has benefitted from generous start-up funding from the French Pacific Fund, the project organizing committee is now seeking additional funding to push the project through to the delivery stage in late 2013 or early 2014. Building on the past 2 years of experience and preparation, the Moana Pan-Pacific course can be online and in print within a year for $AUD50,000. A number of potential financial partners and aid donors are currently being investigated, but suggestions for funding would be warmly received by the Moana organizing committee and their collaborators! Please contact Morgan Tuimalealiifano firstname.lastname@example.org or Alan Max Quanchi email@example.com for more information or if you can assist with this initiative.
[* "View of the Island of Tinian: Dugout Canoes from the Caroline Islands", from 'Voyage Autour du Monde sur les Corvettes de L'Uranie' engraved by Coutant, published 1825, Berard, A. and Taunay, Adrien Andre.]
A report and commentary by Dr Tess Newton Cain* on a panel discussion convened on 4 February 2013 by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program. [See an account of the presentation by panelist Dr Matthew Allen on the CAP website.]
The members of the panel** represented a number of disciplinary approaches including economics, anthropology and law. With the focus on mining much attention was paid to PNG and, more particularly, Bougainville although other countries (Solomon Islands, Fiji and New Caledonia) were also discussed. (more…)
“With about 10,000 species living in salted and brackish waters, foraminifera constitute the most diverse group of shelled microorganisms in modern oceans, and substantially contribute to biodiversity. Abundant and sensitive to environmental conditions, they constitute one of the most valuable tools for environmental assessment and monitoring programs…” This publication reviews environmental conditions in the islands of New Caledonia and provides a taxonomic guide to dominant varieties of foraminifera in the region [read more].
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 is a distinguished historian of Modern Europe, the French empire and Asia-Pacific and Pacific Island global and comparative histories. His principal publications include Pacific Worlds: A History of Seas, Peoples, and Cultures (Cambridge University Press, 2012); Empire of Love: Histories of France and the Pacific (Oxford University Press, 2005), and The Memory of the Modern (Oxford University Press, 1996).
Prof Matsuda has proposed a small selection of readings, including two chapters from Pacific Worlds, around which we might then build a conversation about Pacific history in the context of Asia-Pacific and World histories. If you are interested in attending this conversation (which will probably last for 2 hours before lunch together) please contact Dr Chris Ballard (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register and receive the readings.
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 two-day symposium to provide an opportunity for dialogue between Francophone and Anglophone researchers in the Pacific.
On day one, the EHESS @ ANU will host “France in the Pacific: an update”, discussing the current political, judicial, and economic situation, in the three French collectivities of the South Pacific. Later in the day the Centre for European Studies and the EHESS @ ANU will co-host “Europe in the Pacific”, focusing on expectations for relations with Europe from a Pacific perspective.
On day two, the State Society & Governance in Melanesia Program in partnership with the ANU Centre for European Studies, the Centre for Democratic Institutions and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Canberra (EHESS @ ANU) will host a Colloquium titled “ A Changing Oceania”.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register for this event and note that registrations close Wednesday 10 October, 2012. For more information, please view the conference flyer and draft program.
by Adrian Muckle, Alumnus of the Division of Pacific and Asian History (PAH) in the former Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS, now CAP). Dr Muckle’s new book is based on the doctoral thesis he completed at the ANU.
“During 1917–1918, war ravaged the hill country north of New Caledonia’s main island, the Grande terre. Occurring sixty-four years after France’s 1853 annexation of New Caledonia and in the midst of the Great War of 1914–1918, the conflict was known by the mid-twentieth century as “the last of the kanak revolts.” It represented to many—until the “events” of the 1980s—the final pacification of Kanak (the indigenous people of New Caledonia).
Specters of Violence in a Colonial Context is the first comprehensive history of the 1917–1918 war, which involved the French army, European settlers, and Kanak. In three parts, it addresses the events leading to the outbreak of war, how those involved explained their role in the fighting, and how the war has since been represented. It explores the dynamics of fear, violence, and warfare in a colonial setting that was both European and Melanesian in character. In the face of a colonial historiography and memory that has downplayed consistently the war’s significance, this history ultimately reevaluates the causes and scale of the war while explaining the local contexts in which decisions were taken by the various protagonists. The author draws on a rich and largely unexploited colonial archive that includes administrative dossiers detailing the repression, the correspondence of missionaries and indigenous Protestant teachers living in the region, the records of the judicial investigation that followed the war, and the reports on the post-war trial of seventy-eight “rebels.”
Specters of Violence in a Colonial Context will be warmly received by researchers and students of Pacific history and anthropology. Its broader audience will include those interested in the reverberations of World War I in the colonies and the nature of colonial/colonized interaction” [text from the book's UH webpage].
24, 25 and 26 April 2013, Northern Province, New Caledonia.
AGORA-SHS NC, the Network of Social Sciences in New Caledonia, in collaboration with the Centre des Nouvelles Etudes sur le Pacifique (CNEP, University of New Caledonia-UNC) and the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD), would like to invite academics, researchers and development practitioners to send proposals of papers to be presented at a conference in 2013 on the theme of sustainable development (SD) in New Caledonia and Oceania. See the call for papers (appel a communications) or the UNC website.
The Language and Location Map Annotation Project has now digitised many of the regional language maps by Emeritus Professor Darrell Tryon published in The Atlas of the World’s Languages (2007). See New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Bougainville, The Philippines, Borneo, Malaysia, Vanuatu & New Caledonia, Indonesia (Archipelago) [and other language maps of New Guinea].
AIRD-CIRAD Call for proposals (for PhD Students from countries of the South (Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea etc.)
« Doctorants du Sud » (PhD students from countries of the South, including Vanuatu, Fiji or Papua New Guinea) is a support programme aiming at strengthening and consolidating the research potential of the countries of the South [read more].