Past events

16
Oct
2014

Conserving and sharing Burma's heritage

Charlotte Galloway

With the unprecedented number of scholars and students across ANU now working on projects and research related to Myanmar, the Myanmar Brownbag Series aims to provide a relaxed and regular...

15
Oct
2014

Not Sleepwalking: The origins of the First World War Revisited

Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton

Abstract: After many years of broad consensus among serious historians, the origins of the First World War are once again fiercely contested. In this lecture Professor Gary Sheffield...

14
Oct
2014

Recalling the War: the PNG in WWII Oral History project

Jonathan Ritchie, Deakin University

In November 2013, Ovoru Indiki, thought to be among the last of the famous €˜fuzzy wuzzy angels' who supported Australian soldiers fighting along the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1942...

14
Oct
2014

Practices of labour dispute resolution in Vietnam

Tu Nguyen

My research looks at the processes through which workers' collective disputes are resolved in Vietnam. Since the Labour Law was first issued in 1994, workers' strikes and labour disputes have...

07
Oct
2014

The Fallacies of €˜State-Building' in Solomon Islands

Jon Fraenkel

The 2003-13 Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is widely depicted as an ambitious €˜state-building' project in the mould of interventions in Bosnia, Iraq, East Timor and Kosovo...

07
Oct
2014

The Impact of Gender on Responses to Drought in Rural China

Aisi Shang

This research is concerned with the question of how gender shapes people's responses to natural disasters. Response here is defined as what people do, say and think as a result of something that...

07
Oct
2014

Research Methods and your PhD: Reflections on the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Reseach (IQMR)

Joanna Spratt and Ben Day

Jo and Ben were selected as delegates of ANU's College of Asia Pacific to attend the 2014 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) at Syracuse University's Maxwell School in June...

02
Oct
2014

Locating the Chinese in Rangoon: the Sino-Burmese

Jayde Roberts

The People's Republic of China has loomed large on Burma's horizon since the defeat of the Kuomingtang in 1949 and seems to be drawing increasing attention in contemporary discussions about the...

01
Oct
2014

Reactionary Dynamics in Malaysia: A Threat to Democracy

Bridget Welsh

The spate of arrests (and convictions) under the...

30
Sep
2014

The winds of change: evolution and flux in intellectual property rights models at global and local levels

Miranda Forsyth

This seminar will examine the current debates and stimulants for change around intellectual property rights models at both a global level and at local and regional levels in the Pacific islands...

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