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Elisabetta   Gnecchi-Ruscone

Independent researcher
Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione
Università di Milano Bicocca (Italy)
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I speak in the following language(s): English, Italian, French, Korafe-Yegha

Member of
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Australian Anthropological Society (AAS)
Geographic administrative areas
Papua New Guinea
Northern (Papua New Guinea)
Geographic places
Historical periods
The Colonial time
20th century
21st century
Indigenous languages
  • PhD Research (1985 to 1991)
    Power or Paradise? Korafe Sorcery and Christianity — Australian National University
    Fieldwork research among the Korafe of the Tufi area (Oro/Northern Province in PNG), focussing on social and cultural change and continuity since colonization and christianization.
  • Museographic Research (2000 to 2004)
    D'Albertis PNG collection in Genova (Italy) — Museo delle Culture di Genova
    Historical and ethnographic research on the material collection made in New Guinea by L.M. D'Albertis and held in the Museo delle Culture di Genova, curatorship of the New Guinea section of the museum.
  • Teaching Experiences (2005 to 2009)
    MA course on Cultures of the Western Pacific — Unversità di Milano Bicocca
  • Teaching Experiences (2009 to now)
    MA course on cultures and societies of Oceania — Università di Milano Bicocca
  • Museographic Research (2012 to 2015)
    "Dhukarr" Contemporary Aboriginal Art — Museo delle Culture di Lugano (Switzerland)
    Research and curatorship of exhibition and catalogue of the exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal Art from Australia (exhibition held from July 2014 to January 20159
  • Archival/Library Research (2012)
    Italian missionaries to Woodlark Island 1850's — Australian National University
    Archival research on the history of first Italian catholic missionaries in New Guinea (Woodlark and Rook Islands in the1850’s) and the missionary’s contribution to the processes of constitution of human difference in Oceania, part of the 'European Naturalists and the Constitution of Human Difference in Oceania: Crosscultural Encounters and the Science of Race, 1768–1888' project by Bronwen Douglas, Chris Ballard, and Elena Govor, funded by the Australian Research Council.
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