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Claiming ‘Victory’

31 August 2018

Dr Meighen McCrae will use her skills as a historian to examine differing notions of victory throughout the First World War to challenge the legacies they have in our modern world. “If you want to...

NBSEAS panel at the ASSA Conference in Sydney in June 2018:  Patrick Jory, Holly High, Nick Cheesman and Lee Morgenbesser.

Bringing serious authors and serious topics on Southeast Asia to the public

31 August 2018

Taking research to the masses, Dr Nick Cheesman hosts a monthly podcast on Southeast Asian studies as part of the New Books Network. Listen to the podcast: http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/...

Girl soldiers of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Elam (LTTE)

Challenging the stigma against former girl child soldiers

28 August 2018

Case studies on female child soldiers in Sri Lanka and Nepal by Kate Macfarlane find that the social stigma of being a former child soldier is harder to overcome for girls than boys. Rarely do...

Zooming in on Indonesia’s environmental service policies

27 August 2018

Non-monetary rewards play a significant role in encouraging people to look after the environment they live in, Indonesia expert Abidah Setyowati reveals in a case study. Be it biodegradation, water...

2018 Gunson Prize

21 August 2018

A prize of AUD$1,000 will be awarded at the Cambridge Pacific History Association Conference, for the winner of the Gunson Essay Prize Competition. Postgraduate or senior students from any country...

2016 Karkar Island Bilum Festival, PNG. Photo credit: @ShaunGessler

Save the dates 10-12 September 2018. State of the Pacific is back

6 July 2018

Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Pacific Research Program...

Gold Buddhist statues

YOLO: Insights from Thailand

16 May 2018

Religious worldviews can shape the thinking of senior officials in profound ways - take YOLO, for instance. ‘You only live once’ is an expression encouraging a life lived on the edge. Canadian rapper...

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Writing Reaction into Theory

16 May 2018

Dr Joseph MacKay was in New York on the night Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. As surprised as anyone, he remembers walking around town for a couple of days afterwards feeling...

Stop violence against women and girls in PNG - UN Women

Do No Harm: Findings from PNG & Solomon Islands

16 May 2018

It has often been assumed that improving women’s access to income-generating activities would lead automatically to more general empowerment, the theory being that an increased income would improve...

Podcasting the Pacific

16 May 2018

The Little Red Podcast began almost by accident in 2016. Dr Graeme Smith had been toying with the idea of a China politics podcast. So, when research on China’s falling gas emissions failed to get...

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