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The World Factbook: Background: :: The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Kiribati ([kɪribas] KIRR-i-bas[4] or ˌkɪrəˈbɑdi;[5] Gilbertese: [ˈkiɾibas]), officially the Independent and Sovereign Republic of Kiribati[19], is an island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 100,000 (2011) on 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi).[6] The nation is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, Banaba, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres, (1,351,000 square miles) straddling the equato...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Petra AUTIO
Research Fellow, PhD (alumna) in Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Helsinki, Finland

Keywords: Social Organization, Egalitarianism, Dance, Cultural Heritage, Custom, Cosmology, Kinship, Narratives, Social Differentiation, Language Ideology

Ruci Mafi BOTEI
PhD Student, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Agency, Culture-nature Relations, Customary Law, Cutural Change, Epistemology, Pacific Regional Politics, Pacific Studies, World Heritage

Guigone CAMUS
PhD Student, EHESS Paris (Iris), France

Keywords: Cosmology, Myth, Land Tenure, History, Environment, Climate Change, Diasporas, Conflict, Christianisation, Art

Jean-Michel CHAZINE
Senior Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Rock Art, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Borneo

Jennifer CORRIN
Professor, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at T C Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia

Keywords: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Culture, Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Land Tenure

John COX
Research Fellow, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Christianity, Citizenship, Class, Climate Change, Cultural Change, Democracy, Development, Development Media, Economic Anthropology, Economy and Finance

Anne DI PIAZZA
Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Migration, Navigation

Sue FARRAN
Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism

Elfriede HERMANN
Professor, Institut für Ethnologie at University of Goettingen, Germany

Keywords: Climate Change, Migration, Ethnicity, Gender, Social Movement, Ethnopsychology, Cultural Transformation, Transculturation

Wolfgang KEMPF
Lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Goettingen, Germany

Keywords: Climate Change, Christianity, Diasporas, Biographic Research, Memory, Religion, Performance, Migration, Power and Resistance

Lea Lani KINIKINI KAUVAKA
Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga

Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race , Settlerhood

Silja KLEPP
Senior Research Fellow, Research Center for Sustainability Studies at University of Bremen, Germany

Keywords: Climate Change, Colonial Discourse, Cutural Change, Eco-anthropology, Environment, Epistemology, Governance, Labour Mobility, Legal Pluralism, Neo-Colonialism

Guillaume LE PORT
Independent researcher, Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, French Polynesia

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology, Fisheries, French Overseas Territories, Marine Biodiversity, Natural Hazards, Social-ecological System, Tourism, Coastal Erosion

Esméralda LONGÉPÉE
, PhD, Insitute of Littoral and Environnement - LIENSs UMR 7266 at University of La Rochelle, France

Keywords: Resilience, Social-ecological System, Natural Hazards, Climate Change, Rural / Urban Atolls, Conceptual Model, Complexity, Natural Resources, Land Tenure, Environment

Anaïs MAURER
PhD Student, Department of French and Romance Philology & Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University, United States

Keywords: Colonial Politic, Postcolonial Literatures, Nuclear Issues, Nationalism, Colonial Imagination, Contemporary Literatures, Decolonisation, Ecology, Ethnicity, Feminism

John Joseph MCCAFFERY
Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland at Uniservices Consultancy Ltd, New Zealand

Keywords: Education, Education Policy, Language Policy, Language Shift, Language-Culture-Cognition, Polynesian Languages, Pacific Studies, Language, Literacy, Bilingual/Immersion Education

Patrick NUNN
Professor, Sustainability Research Centre at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Keywords: Climate Change, Coastal Erosion, Cultural Change, Human Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge, Kava, Landscape, Myth, Religion And The Environment, Sustainable Development

Samantha ROSE
Adjunct/associate Researcher, School of Arts & Communication at University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Keywords: Women's Associations, Women's Fellowships, Decolonisation, Informal Education, Community Development

Penelope SCHOEFFEL
Associate Professor, Centre for Samoan Studies at National University of Samoa, Samoa

Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Development Studies

Alice SERVY
PhD Student, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Keywords: Health, Sexuality, Personhood, Morality, Gender, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Family Planning, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Sex Workers, Youth

Foale SIMON
Senior Lecturer, College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University, Australia

Keywords: Political Ecology, Political Economy, Small-scale Fisheries, Social Impact Analysis, Marine Biodiversity, Logging, Land Tenure, Epistemology, Environment, Ethnobotany

Roy SMITH
Senior Lecturer, Dept of International Studies at Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Citizenship, Climate Change, Conflict, Diasporas, Disaster, Environment, Food and Nutrition, Globalization, Migration, Nuclear Issues

Katerina TEAIWA
Senior Lecturer, HoD of Gender, Media and Cultural Studies at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Phosphate, Dance, Mining and its Discontents, Landscape, Cultural Studies, Cultural Transformation, Resilience, Environment, Pacific Studies as Field of Study, Globalization

Frank THOMAS
Senior Lecturer, Pacific Studies, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Archaeobotany, Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Landscapes, Development Studies, Ethnobiology, Heritage Management, Landscape, Local Ecological Knowledge

Upolu Luma VAAI
Senior Lecturer, HoD Theology and Ethics Department at Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Keywords: Christianity, Pacific Relational Hermeneutics, Relational Theology, Relational Ethics, Pacific Epistemology, Climate Change, Colonialism, Economy And Justice

Damien VALLOT
PhD Student, Laboratoire LAM - UMR CNRS 5115 at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, France

Keywords: Climate Change, Citizenship, Diasporas, Migration, Governance, Identity, International Relationships, Perception, Public Policies, Agenda Building

Joeli VEITAYAKI
Associate Professor, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Cultural Geography, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainability

Harald WERBER
Lecturer, Department of History at University of Salzburg, Austria

Dariusz ZDZIECH
Adjunct/associate Researcher, President at Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Research Association, Poland

Keywords: Christianisation, Citizenship, Coconut, Development, Food and Nutrition, First Contacts, Governance, History, Identity, Library


Pictures


Not specified Pan American World Airways, aeroplane on runway, Canton Island, ... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Kiribati women performing at the 8th Festival of Pacific Arts, N... [NatLib NZ]

Waikato times (Newspaper) Hawkey, Allan Charles, 1941- :Kiribati. 9 September ... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified News - The crew of a boat made of bottles is preparing for the f... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified 'Immigration. Please show proof of identity and supporting docum... [NatLib NZ]


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Maps


Great Britain. Ordnance Survey. OS International Southampton : Tarawa, Republic ... [NLA]

United States. Central Intelligence Agency [Washington, D.C. : Central Intellige... [NLA]

Great Britain. Overseas Surveys Directorate Southampton, England : Bairiki, Tara... [NLA]

Great Britain. Directorate of Overseas Surveys [Tolworth, Surrey] : Directorate ... [NLA]

Great Britain. Directorate of Overseas Surveys [England] : British Government's ... [NLA]


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Books

Troost, J. Maarten.. 2013. Headhunters on my doorstep : a true treasure island ghost story / J. Maar... [NatLib NZ]
International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Department.; International Monetary Fund.. 2013. Kirib... [WorldCat]
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme,Conservation International. Pacific Islands,Critical Ec... [NatLib NZ]

Archives

Luomala, Katharine, 1907-1992.. nd. Papers, 1942-1977.2 linear ft.. ... [Bishop]
Kaupu, Edward K., 1893-1965 , interviewee.. nd. Interview with Rev. Edward Kaupu, William Jones, Mar ... [Bishop]
Malden’s Island.. nd. 1826.1 print : engraving ; image 8 x 12 cm., sheet 29 x 23 cm.. ... [Bishop]

Video/Visual

Percival, Galumalemana Steven.Paradigm Documentaries.Tiapapata Art Centre.. 2011. Climate change [vi ... [NatLib NZ]

Audio

There are Recordings at Paradisec

Joann W Kealiinohomoku; Indiana University, Bloomington. Archives of Traditional Music.. nd. [Fiji a ... [WorldCat]

Official Websites

  • Parliament of Kiribati...
  • UNESCO - Phoenix Islands Protected Area...
  • European Commission Development and Cooper...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Kiribati Campus Library of the University ...
  • Kiribati National Library and Archives...
  • Kiribati Parliamentary Library...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • Commonwealth Health Online...
  • Institut of Health Metrics and Evaluation...
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS...

    Languages

    List of languages
  • More on Glottolog
  • More on Ethnologue
  • Recordings at Paradisec

    Administrative Areas


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