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The World Factbook: Background: :: After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network. :: more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Marshallese: Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ),[note 1] is an island country located in the northern Pacific Ocean. Geographically, the country is part of the larger island group of Micronesia, with the population of 68,480 people spread out over 24 low-lying coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets. The islands share maritime boundaries with the Federated States of Micronesia to the west, Wake Island to the more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Curator, Oceania at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University, United States

Keywords: Cosmology, Cultural Heritage, Engaged Anthropology, Environment, First Contacts, Globalization, Historical Imagination, History, Intellectual Property Rights, Land Management

Ola Gunhildrud BERTA
, Department of social anthropology at University of Oslo, Norway

Keywords: Kinship, Christianity, Egalitarianism, Cultural Change, Custom, Food and Nutrition, Globalization

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

Laurence Marshall CARUCCI
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Montana State University, United States

Keywords: Adoption, Age and Aging, Anthropological Fieldwork, Body, Christianity, Climate Change, Climate Change Migration, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Literature, Colonialism

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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Keywords: Art, Climate Change, Climate Change Migration, Colonialism, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Custom, Cultural Change, Exhibitions, Material Culture, Museums

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Culture and Communication Studies at Waseda University, Japan

Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Self-Determination, World War II, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Critical History, Commemoration, Gender, Sexuality

Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

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

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

Senior Research Fellow, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Canoes, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Transport, Voyaging, Technology

Professor, Micronesian Area Research Center at University of Guam, Guam

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

Research Fellow, Ho'omaluhia, Hawai'i, International and Indigenous Division at Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, United States

Keywords: Customary Law, Diasporas, Gender Violence, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Justice, Law and Culture, Mining, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

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


Not specified A brigade being trained on Treasury Island Military training Wo... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Nisbet, Alastair, 1958- :Sea Level. 7 September 2013 Under the... [NatLib NZ]

Pryor, Geoff, 1944- 1992 [David Coulter cutting the hair of Graham Richardson in... [NLA]

Pryor, Geoff, 1944- 1992 Ministerial responsibility - the Labor way [picture] / ... [NLA]

Moir, Alan (Alan Charles), 1945- 1989 "We want an inquiry ... we don't want an i... [NLA]


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

[Majuro, Marshall Islands : s.n., 1974?] [Stick chart of the Marshall Islands] ... [NLA]

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

United States. Air Force [Washington?] : Air Force Pacific Fleet, 1943 Important... [NLA]

黒岩芳馬 東京: 雄文館, 大正 8 [... [NLA]


Besnier, Niko,Alexeyeff, Kalissa,. 2014.. Gender on the edge : transgender, gay, and other Pacific i... [NatLib NZ]
Johnson, Giff, author. 2013. Don't ever whisper : Darlene Keju, Pacific health pioneer, champion for... [NatLib NZ]
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942, author.. 2012. Kilmeny of the orchard / Lucy Maud Montgome... [NatLib NZ]


Woman of the Saltikoff Islands.. nd. 1824.1 print : stipple engraving, hand col.. ... [Bishop]
Choris, Louis, 1795-1828.. nd. [Radak?].1 drawing : graphite ; sheet 15 x 20 cm.. ... [Bishop]
Choris, Louis, 1795-1828.. nd. [Radak].1 drawing : graphite ; 13 x 24 cm.. ... [Bishop]


Burstall, Tim.Robinson, Lee.Marshall, Roger.Neill, Sam.Umbrella Entertainment (Firm). 2004. Attack F ... [NatLib NZ]


There are Recordings at Paradisec

Charles B West; Ronald K Inouye. nd. Chuck West is interviewed by Ronald Inouye on February 4, 1985 ... [WorldCat]

Official Websites

  • Office of the President - Republic of the ...
  • US Department of the Interior - Office of ...
  • UNESCO - Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site...

    Libraries and Archives

  • ALELE National Archives-Library-Museum of ...
  • College of the Marshall Islands...
  • Marshall Islands Campus Library of the Uni...

    Museum Collections

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

    Health and Health Research

  • Institut of Health Metrics and Evaluation...
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS...
  • Ministry of Health - Office of the Preside...


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