EVENTS

2018

UN WOMEN

Roundtable with UN Women
National University of Samoa
Apia
19th July 2018

Centre for Samoan Studies

National University of Samoa
Apia
17th July 2018

Women and Children’s Crisis Centre

Nuku’alofa
Tonga
12th July 2018

Fiji National University

Suva
Fiji
10th July 2018

Vanuatu Cultural Centre

Port Vila

Vanuatu

6th July 2018

Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival

Honiara

Solomon Islands

4th July 2018

PNG National Research Institute

Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea

2nd July 2018

University of Goroka – Centre for Social and Creative Media

Papua New Guinea

29th June 2018

COMMUNITY FILMMAKING FOR GENDER EQUALITY

European Commission DG DEVCO

InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference

Rue de la Loi 43- 45, Ground Floor, Brussels

23/03/2018 – 12:30 to 14:00 

Women in the Pacific region suffer some of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world – a serious and sensitive challenge that requires a culturally appropriate approach to support social change. Community film-makers in Papua New Guinea and Samoa have developed effective participatory practices and digital story-telling methods. Three pioneers will showcase their work and discuss what works in practice.

Event: https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/news-and-events/community-film-making-gender-equality_en

Slides: https://tinyurl.com/yamknln4

Video: https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/infopoint-lunchtime-conference-community-film-making-for-gender-equality

STORIBUK PAIRUNDU

Storibuk Pairundu: Readings and conversations with Alex Yapua Ari and Holger Jebens

St Andrews, 30th May 2018

 

Event: https://cps-test.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/files/2018/10/Pacific-Connections-Storibuk-A4.pdf [Download PDF]

COMMUNITY FILMMAKING FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN THE PACIFIC

Women in the Pacific region suffer some of the highest rates of gender based violence in the world. An international collaboration between the University of St Andrews, the Papua New Guinea National Research Institute and the National University of Samoa was awarded £60,000 by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for a project entitled ‘Exploring Participatory Film-Making as a Development Method to address Gender Inequality in the Pacific’.

 

Bringing together researchers in Anthropology, Film Studies, and Legal Studies, there were workshops and events in the UK, EU and Pacific region exploring the intersections between new approaches to fighting gender violence and emerging filmmaking practice in the Pacific.

 

Event – St Andrews, March 19th & 20th, 2018: Download PDF Poster

 

Event – London, March 21st, 2018: Download PDF Poster

 

2015

GENDER INEQUALITY IN THE PACIFIC

Gender Inequality in the Pacific: Ethnographic Case Studies & Paradigm Shifts

European Commission DG DEVCO
InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference
Brussels, 20th November 2015

Event: https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/news-and-events/infopoint-lunchtime-conference-gender-inequality-pacific-ethnographic-case-studies_en

FUTURE EU-PACIFIC CONNECTIONS

Future EU-Pacific Connections

ESfO2015, High Level Panel with EEAS, DEVCO and PACP Ambassadors
Brussels, 25th June 2015

Event: https://www.pacific-studies.net/conferences/public.php?confID=1&action=programme

MOANA: RESERACH SYMPOSIUM

Restoring the human to climate change in the Pacific

Research symposium accompanying MOANA: The Rising of the Sea
The Byre Theatre Studio, St Andrews, 12th June 2015

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MOANA: THE RISING OF THE SEAS

The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, 10th-12th June 2015 

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LOOKING FOR GOLD WHERE THE CROCODILE SLEEPS

Mining in PNG: Looking for Gold where the Crocodile Sleeps
Emilia Skrzypek
MUSA, St Andrews, 8th April 2015 

Download PDF Poster: Looking for Gold where the Crocodile Sleeps

EXPLORING SYNERGIES FOR RESEARCH AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE PITCAIRN ISLANDS

Inter-disciplinary workshop with UK OCT Pitcairn Island representative, Ms Jacqui Christian

St Andrews, 8th April 2015

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON & THE PACIFIC

During Stevenson’s seven years in the Pacific he composed about 120 pieces of music and performed with indigenous musicians. Emma Sutton discusses his musical life in the Pacific and the wider history of the exportation of European music to colonial territories.

 
 

Robert Louis Stevenson & the Pacific
Emma Sutton
The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, 28th March 2015

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PACIFIC COLLECTIONS IN SCOTTISH MUSEUMS

Scottish museums house a wealth of cultural artefacts from across the Pacific. A recent partnership project led by National Museums Scotland aimed to look at these fascinating collections in more detail. Project Curator Eve Haddow shared some of the stories that emerged from the project, and archaeologist Dr James Flexner of the Australian National University discussed his current research on archaeology sites in southern Vanuatu, his work with local communities, and investigation of related international museum collections.

Eve Haddow & James Flexner
The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, 11th March 2015

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THE RIDDLES OF RAPA NUI

Recently Rapa Nui and the moai, or monumental figural art for which the island is famous for, have been drawn into a larger debate. The discussion opposes two distinct visions of Rapa Nui’s past, and of humanity in general. Join Anthropologist Rowan Gard, as she discusses both perspectives and shares recent paleoenvironmental evidence that sheds new insight into the current discussion.

The Riddles of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Rowan Gard
The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, 14th February 2015 

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MUSA COLLECTIONS TOUR

Rowan Gard

Museum of the University of St Andrews, 4th February 2015

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PITCAIRN MARINE RESERVE

The Pitcairn Islands, a U.K. territory in the South Pacific, is home to the descendants of the famous mutineers of the H.M.S. Bounty, as well as an exquisite and highly functional marine biosphere, filled with large predators and a virgin coral reef ecosystem.

 

Join Pitcairn Islander, Jacqui Christian, discussed the ongoing efforts in creating a marine reserve of more than 231,000 square miles in size around the islands — the largest marine reserve in the world.

 

The Real Bounty: A Marine Park for Pitcairn?

Jacqui Christian

The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, 31st January 2015

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WHAT FUTURE FOR FISHERIES IN THE PACIFIC?

Resources, boundaries and governance: What future for fisheries in the Pacific?

CREDO, Marseille, France, 13th-14th October 2014

Proceedings published as: Fisheries in the Pacific: The Challenges of Governance and Sustainability, Pauwels, S. & Fache, E., (eds.) Marseille: pacific-credo Publications, 2016.

OpenEdition

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2014

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK

Based on our ‘Pacific Connections’ research-policy engagements with the European Union, Centre for Pacific Studies researchers submitted an Impact Case-Study to the UK government’s Research Excellence Framework REF2014:

 

“Dr Tony Crook’s research on knowledge-practices solved a long-standing theoretical problem in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Key insights have been developed into a working method for knowledge exchange – ‘Pacific Connections’ – with application for national and international policy contexts that confront misunderstandings between Euro-American and Pacific knowledges. Through on-going collaborations, and a series of EU-funded workshops and high level roundtables, involving EU and European Commission policy makers and diplomatic counterparts from a range of Pacific states, Dr Crook is implementing ‘Pacific Connections’ as the method by which social science research is informing and enabling European external actions to more effectively connect to Pacific concerns. As a consequence of Dr Crook’s work, Europe’s capacity and ability to more effectively engage its Pacific partners has been significantly enhanced.”

 
 

Event: Download PDF Program

THE SOCIAL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

An interactive problem-based workshop hosted by ECOPAS, European Consortium for Pacific Studies

9th-10th April 2014
Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands 

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2013

PACIFIC SUSTAINABILITY

Pacific Sustainability

Brussels, EEAS Building, 30th May 2013

A follow-up to the ECOPAS Pacific Sustainability workshop in St Andrews, May 27th & 28th, a group of social scientists, including three visiting researchers from the Pacific, went to Brussels to present the outcomes and discuss the issues.

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RE-THINKING GENDER IN THE PACIFIC

A follow-up to the ECOPAS Re-Thinking Gender in the Pacific workshop in St Andrews, April 19th, a group of social scientists, including three visiting researchers from the Pacific, went to Brussels to present the outcomes and discuss the issues.

Brussels, EEAS Building, 30th May 2013

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RESTORING THE HUMAN TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE PACIFIC

Sustainability & The Pacific: Restoring the Human to Climate Change in the Pacific, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK.

Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London, 29th May 2013

PACIFIC SUSTAINABILITY

An interactive problem-based workshop hosted by ECOPAS, European Consortium for Pacific Studies. Co-organized by: Centre for Pacific Studies & St Andrews Sustainability Institute.

 

Pacific Sustainability

St Andrews, 27-28th May 2013 

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RE-THINKING GENDER IN THE PACIFIC

Held as part of our on-going ‘North Sea-South Seas’ annual exchange involving the St Andrews Centre for Pacific Studies (CPS) and the Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group (BPSRG).

St Andrews, 19th April 2013

 

Event: Download PDF Program

 

LAUNCH OF ECOPAS PROJECT

ECOPAS (European Consortium for Pacific Studies) is a multidisciplinary project designed to provide coordination and support to research and policy communities on issues connected to climate change and related processes in the Pacific Islands region, in order to define better options for sustainable development.

Brussels, European Parliament, 20th March 2013

 

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Papua New Guinea and the Millenium Development Goals: A Reality Check?

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK
Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London, 13th March 2013

 

2011

‘PACIFIC CONNECTIONS’ HIGH LEVEL PANEL

The ‘Pacific Connections’ High Level Panel at the European Development Days event in Warsaw, December 2011, was co-organized by the Centre for Pacific Studies, and the Pacific Division of the European Commission’s European External Action Services. Pacific Connections was the first ever EDD High Level Panel organized by academic researchers, and the first ever EDD event open to the public.

 

Pacific Connections began from Epeli Hau’ofa’s critical vision of ‘our sea of islands’ to create a dialogue between EU attempts to connect development ideas to Pacific ways, and Pacific attempts to connect to development initiatives. Acknowledging that international initiatives are implemented through vernacular cultural concerns, Pacific Connections involved researchers and NGOs from both regions and presented an alternate critical vision of Pacific people’s lives.

 

Pacific Connections responded to a request for recommendations to the EU as it seeks to renew its development partnership with the Pacific. EC Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs welcomed and introduced the event, and EU Ambassador to the Pacific Abdoul-Aziz M’Baye thanked and closed the event by saying it ‘marked the day Europe was initiated into the Pacific’.

 

Organised by the European Commission and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, European Development Days (EDD) is Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. EDD attracts representatives from all corners of the globe. It is a unique platform for a 60-billion euro development industry with partners and activities in all corners of the globe. It brings some 6,000 people and 1,500 organisations from the development community together on an equal footing, in a true spirit of partnership.

European Development Days, EDD2011
Warsaw, December 2011 

Event: Download PDF Program

 EDD2011 Proceedings: Download PDF Proceedings

2010

PACIFIC CONNECTIONS AT ESfO2010

A series of free and publicly accessible events aiming to provide engaging insights into the realities of Pacific people’s lives, and into the realities of anthropological research.

 

 

Programme

 

July 3rd – August 14th

9 – 5.30pm, Gateway Galleries

Double Visions – Contemporary Art from Papua New Guinea

July 5th – 9th

St Salvator’s cloisters

Key figures in Pacific Anthropology – Poster display

July 6th

1 – 2pm, Gateway Galleries

Sharing and Appreciating Traditional Knowledge in Papua New Guinea: A Collaboration between Divine Word University, PNG & Heidelberg University, Germany

July 6th

7 – 9pm, St Salvator’s Quad

Avatar: Creating the Na’vi & Exploring the Resource Wars on planet Earth

July 7th

1 – 2pm, Gateway Galleries

Coming Home to Banaba

July 7th

10.30am – 1pm & 2 – 4.30pm, Buchanan Lecture Theatre, Union Street

Exchanging knowledge through Museums: Melanesian contexts

July 7th

7 – 9pm, St Salvator’s Quad

Lost Land of the Volcano: Conserving Diversity in Papua New Guinea’s Rainforests

July 8th

4.30 – 6.30pm, Gateway Galleries

Origins of Contemporary Art in Papua New Guinea

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Media: Download PDF Programme Poster

DOUBLE VISIONS

Double Visions – Contemporary Art from Papua New Guinea

Gateway Galleries, St Andrews, 3rd-14th July 2010

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LOST LAND OF THE VOLCANO

Lost Land of the Volcano: Conserving Diversity in Papua New Guinea’s Rainforests

St Salvator’s Quad, St Andrews, 7th July 2010

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AVATAR

Avatar: Creating the Na’vi & Exploring the Resource Wars on planet Earth

St Salvator’s Quad, St Andrews, 6th July 2010

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