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The World Factbook: Background: :: The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Papua New Guinea (PNG; /ˈpæpə njuː ˈɡɪniː/ PAP-pə-new-GHIN-ee; Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Pap...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Reed ADAM
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Keywords: Institution, Law and Culture, Urban, Migration

Barbara Anne ANDERSEN
Lecturer, School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand

Keywords: Development, Education, Gender, Health, Post-Colonialism, Social Change, Youth, Class, Biomedicine, Health Workers

Astrid ANDERSON
Librarian/Archivist, Library of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Oslo, Norway

Keywords: Adoption, Kinship, Place, Land Management, Landscape, Symbolism, Body, Library

Tomi BARTOLE
PhD Student, Department of Social Anthropology at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Keywords: Body Theory, Categorization, Christianisation, Complexity, Cosmology, Custom, Development, Epistemology, Feeling of Belonging, Indigenous Politics

Bettina BEER
Professor, Ethnologisches Seminar at University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Keywords: Mining, Kinship, Land Dispute, Gender, Senses, Social Change, History

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

Keywords: Ritual, Gender, Kinship, Local/Folk Classification, First Contacts, Christianisation, Ethnobotany, Exchanges, Great-men Societies, Life-cycle Exchanges

Mark William BUSSE
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, School of Social Sciences at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Economic Anthropology, Intellectual Property Rights, Museums, Kinship, Material Culture

Priya CHATTIER
Research Fellow, State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Development, Gender, Gender Violence, Politics, Poverty, Sexuality, Society

Joseph Martin CHEER
Lecturer, National Center for Australian Studies + Australia & International Tourism Research Unit at Monash University, Australia

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Applied Anthropology, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Politic, Cultural Geography, Cultural Change, Development, Heritage, Interdisciplinarity, Land Tenure

Andrew James CONNELLY
PhD Student, Pacific and Asian History at Australian National University, Australia

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

Ludovic COUPAYE
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology at University College London, United Kingdom

Keywords: Agency, Agriculture, Anthropological Fieldwork, Anthropology of Ontology, Art, Body Theory, Categorization, Cognitive Anthropology, Complexity, Conceptual Model

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

Kathryn CREELY
Librarian/Archivist, Tuzin Archive for Melanesian Anthropology at University of California San Diego, United States

Keywords: Digital Resources, Anthropological Field Records, Photography

Tony CROOK
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Keywords: Knowledge, Secrecy, Ritual, Kinship, Gender, Horticulture, Mining, Climate Change, Pacific Regional Politics, Development

Steffen DALSGAARD
Associate Professor, Technologies in Practice at IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Keywords: Democracy, Social Change, Politics, Bureaucratization

Frederick H. DAMON
Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Virginia, United States

Keywords: Austronesian Prehistory, Climate Change, Complexity, Death and Bereavement, Ecology, Economic Anthropology, Ethnobotany, Exchanges, Kula, Mortuary Rites

Melissa DEMIAN
Research Fellow, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Colonial Discourse, Development, Engaged Anthropology, Justice, Law and Culture

Dario DI ROSA
PhD Student, Pacific and Asian History at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Historical Consciousness

Thomas DICK
PhD Student, School of Arts and Social Science at Southern Cross University, Australia

Keywords: Water Music, Agency, Audiovisual and Media, Colonial Discourse, Cultural Production, Creativity, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Development Media, Diasporas, Ethnographic Filmmaking

Yannick ESSERTEL
Contractual researcher, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Christianisation, Conceptual Model, Colonialism, Missiology, Indigenous Christianities

Richard FEINBERG
Professor, Anthropology at Kent State University, United States

Keywords: Kinship, Narratives, Political Process, Development, History, Language-Culture-Cognition, Religion, Voyaging

Emma GILBERTHORPE
Senior Lecturer, International Development at University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Keywords: Development, Cultural Transformation, Engaged Anthropology, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Kinship, Extractive Industry - Mining And Oil

Elisabetta GNECCHI-RUSCONE
Independent researcher, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione at Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy

Keywords: Art, Christianisation, Colonial Discourse, Cosmology, Cultural Heritage, Domestic Space, First Contacts, Identity, History, Life-cycle Exchanges

Michael GODDARD
Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University, Australia

Keywords: History, Kinship, Law and Culture, Cosmology, Social Organization

Alex GOLUB
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Keywords: Mining, Kinship, Political Anthropology

Ian Ludbrook GRANT
Senior Lecturer, Intercultural Studies at Harvest Bible College, Australia

Keywords: Religion, Big-manship, Leadership, Cultural Change, Contextualisation, Cultural Studies, Political Anthropology, Worldview, Christianity, Missiology

S R Jan HASSELBERG
Independent researcher, Norway

Keywords: Photography, Visual Anthropology, History, Oro, Milne Bay

Franziska A. HERBST
Research Fellow, Department of Palliative Medicine at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Germany

Keywords: Medical Anthropology, Biomedicine, Medical Technology, Health, Ilness Experience, Relatedness, Personhood, Chronic Illness, Body, Agency

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

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

Karin Louise HERMES
PhD Student, American Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Keywords: Youth, Urban Identity, Social Movement, Social Change, Self-Determination, Nationalism, Migration, Interethnic Relations, Identity, Ethnicity

Anna-Karina HERMKENS
Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Asia and the Pacific at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Art, Mission History, Personhood, Religion, Violence, Gender, Gender Violence, Material Culture, Tapa

Darja HOENIGMAN
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Linguistics at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Linguistic Anthropology, Ethnographic Filmmaking

Graeme HUMBLE
Associate Professor, School of Theology at Pacific Adventist University, Papua New Guinea

Keywords: Christianisation, Christianity, Cultural Heritage, Fisheries, Identity, Mission History, Myth, Narratives, Religion, Ritual

Sergio JARILLO
Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Anthropology at American Museum of Natural History, United States

Keywords: Material Culture, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Climate Change, Christianity, Art, Cosmology, Cutural Change, Emotions, Ethnographic Filmmaking, Museums

Dan JORGENSEN
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Western Ontario, Canada

Keywords: Cosmology, Natural Resources, Political Ecology, Social Organization, Ritual, Christianity, Myth, Regional History, Mining, Mobile Telephony

Tarcisius KABUTAULAKA
Associate Professor, Center for Pacific Islands Studies at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Keywords: Development Studies, Development, Logging, Pacific Regional Politics, Pacific Studies, Political Economy, Foreign Policy, Natural Resources

Christian KAUFMANN
Independent researcher, Sainsbury Research Unit at University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Keywords: Art, Cultural Technology, Cultural Heritage

Verena KECK
Lecturer, Institute of Anthropology, at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Keywords: Colonial Discourse, Health, Migration, Personhood, Religion, Social Change, Age and Aging, Identity

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

Stuart KIRSCH
Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Michigan, United States

Keywords: Corporations, Engaged Anthropology, Indigenous Politics, Mining Capitalism, Political Ecology, Property, Reverse Anthropology

Gina KOCZBERSKI
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Planning and Geography at Curtin University, Australia

Keywords: Agriculture, Migration, Resilience, Social Change, Subsistence Economy, Urbanization, Rural Development

Susanne KUEHLING
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Regina, Canada

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Emotions, Exchanges, Gender, Kula, Senses, Place

James LEACH
Professor, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Art, Cultural Heritage, Ecology, Ethnobotany, Intellectual Property Rights, Kinship, Material Culture, Personhood, Property, Creativity

Rena LEDERMAN
Professor, Anthropology Department at Princeton University, United States

Keywords: Exchanges, Economic Anthropology, Political Process, Gender, Morality, Social Organization, Sorcery, Time, Ritual, Property

Pierre Jean-Claude LEMONNIER
Professor emeritus, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Cultural Technology, Ritual Studies, Cognitive Anthropology, Gender

Roger Ivar LOHMANN
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at Trent University, Canada

Keywords: Christianisation, Conflict Management, Cosmology, Death and Bereavement, Dreams, Ethnopsychology, Language Documentation, Memory, Myth, Religion

Mary Noelene MACDONALD
Professor emeritus, Religious Studies Department at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, United States

Keywords: Christianity, Religion, Environment

Anne-Sylvie MALBRANCKE
Adjunct/associate Researcher, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Keywords: Kinship, Social Change, Development, Christianisation, Great-men Societies, Gender Violence

Carlos MONDRAGON
Associate Professor, Centro de Estudios de Asia y África at El Colegio de México, Mexico

Keywords: Indigenous Epistemology, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Anthropology of Ontology, Cultural Geography, Ecology, First Contacts, History, Horticulture, Knowledge

Rebecca MONSON
Lecturer, ANU College of Law at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Sociolegal, Legal Geography, Cultural Geography, Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Legal Pluralism, Political Ecology, Post-Colonialism, Settler Colonialism

Nathalie MRGUDOVIC
Lecturer, School of Languages and Social sciences at Aston University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Self-Determination, Political Process, International Relationships, Post-Colonialism, Regional Integration, French Overseas Territories, Sub-regionalism

Hermann MUECKLER
Professor, Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Vienna, Austria

Keywords: Historical Imagination, Mission History, Post-Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism

Don NILES
, Acting Director at Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, Papua New Guinea

Aaron PEARCE
PhD Student, Humanities at University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Keywords: Governance, Political Process, Sub-regionalism, Nationalism, Political Culture, Post-Colonialism, Social Organization, Development

Anthony J. PICKLES
Research Fellow, Trinity College at Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Big-manship, Categorization, Complexity, Conceptual Model, Corruption, Economic Anthropology, Economy and Finance, Exchanges, First Contacts, History

Max QUANCHI
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Colonialism, First Contacts, Pacific Studies as Field of Study, Photography, Visualization and Representation

Michael Clifford QUINNELL
Adjunct/associate Researcher, Cultural Environments QMS at Queensland Museum, Australia

Keywords: Material Culture, Museums, Rock Art, Torres Strait, Typology, Textiles / Fibre Arts, Tapa, Native Title, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Ethnographic Encounter

Julia RATZMANN
Other staff, Pacific Information Desk at Centre for Mission, Partnership and Development, Germany

Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Christianisation, Conflict, French Overseas Territories, Land Dispute, Logging, Mining, Museums, Nuclear Issues, Tourism

Hans REITHOFER
Lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Goettingen, Germany

Keywords: Christianisation, Development, Engaged Anthropology, Political Ecology, Sorcery, Social Change, Ritual, Religion, Mining, Big-manship

Alan RUMSEY
Professor, Anthropology, College of Asia and the Pacific at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Linguistic Anthropology, Intersubjectivity, Verbal Art, Political Process, Children

Richard SCAGLION
Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Pittsburgh, United States

Keywords: Conflict, Law and Culture, Ecology, Complexity

Bambi SCHIEFFELIN
Professor, Anthropology Department at New York University, United States

Keywords: Christianisation, Intersubjectivity, Language Change, Language Socialization, Linguistic Anthropology, Personhood

Almut SCHNEIDER
Associate Professor, Institue of Ethnology at Muenster University, Germany

Keywords: Kinship, Social Change, Ritual, Exchanges, Social Organization, Land Tenure, Gender, Life-cycle Exchanges, Plant Domestication, Social-ecological System

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

Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Development Studies

Ryan SCHRAM
Lecturer, Anthropology at University of Sydney, Australia

Keywords: Epistemology, Exchanges, Ethics, Environment, Ethnicity, Ethnomethodology

Tobias SCHWOERER
Lecturer, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Zurich, Switzerland

Keywords: Violence, Conflict, Colonial Discourse, Social Change, State, Sorcery, Regional History, Mining, Land Dispute, Forestry

Gunter SENFT
Professor, Language and Cognition at MPI for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Death and Bereavement, Development, Emotions, Landscape, Linguistic Anthropology, Navigation, Perception, Poetics, Ritual

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

Martin SOUKUP
Associate Professor, Institute of Ethnology at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Keywords: First Contacts, Sustainability, Social Change, Conservation, Audiovisual and Media, Visualization and Representation

Ann Marilyn STRATHERN
Professor emeritus, Social Anthropology at Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Gender, Law and Culture, Visualization and Representation, Urbanization, Social Organization, Personhood, Life-cycle Exchanges, Exchanges, Colonial Discourse

Karen SYKES
Professor, Social Anthropology at University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Keywords: Migration, Education, Egalitarianism, Ethics, Morality, Urban, Democracy, Economic Anthropology, Death and Bereavement, Age and Aging

Tuomas Aku Wiljami TAMMISTO
PhD Student, Social and Cultural Anthropology (Department of Social Research) at University of Helsinki, Finland

Keywords: Environment, Exchanges, Land Tenure, Logging, Place, Political Ecology, Statehood, Work, Conservation, Corporations

Borut TELBAN
Professor, Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies at Research Centre of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia

Keywords: Ritual, Personhood, Social Organization, Kinship, Linguistic Anthropology, Social Change, Christianisation, Cosmology, Poetics, Verbal Art

Jaap TIMMER
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology Department at Macquarie University, Australia

Keywords: Political Ecology, Religion

Andrey TUTORSKI
Associate Professor, Department of Ethnology at Moscow State University, Russian Federation

Keywords: Miklouho-Maclay, First Contacts, Historical Consciousness, History, Narratives, Myth

Yvonne UNDERHILL-SEM
Associate Professor, Development Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Body, Development, Markets, Political Ecology, Feminsm

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

Daniela VAVROVA
Adjunct/associate Researcher, The Cairns Institute and the College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University, Australia

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Applied Anthropology, Audiovisual and Media, Photography, Senses, Visualization and Representation, Sensory Ethnography

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

Juerg WASSMANN
Professor emeritus, Institute of Anthropology, at Heidelberg University, Germany

Keywords: Space, Time, Personhood, Cognitive Anthropology

Frank WEIGELT
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Hamburg, Germany

Keywords: Agency, Applied Anthropology, Class, Colonial Discourse, Cognitive Anthropology, Colonialism, Conflict, Conflict Management, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage

James WEINER
Contractual researcher at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Land Tenure, Myth, Place, Social-ecological System, Native Title, Verbal Art, Law and Culture

Elisabeth WORLICZEK
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Global Change and Sustainability at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria

Keywords: Climate Change, Climate Change Migration, Coastal Erosion, Cultural Change, Disaster, Environment, Interdisciplinarity, Migration, Mining and its Discontents, Natural Hazards

Heather YOUNG-LESLIE
Associate Professor, Office of the Vice-President, Research at University of Alberta, Canada

Keywords: Biomedicine, Development, Gender, Health, Health Workers, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Textiles / Fibre Arts, Body Theory, Mothering, Maternalisms

René ZIMMER
Associate Professor, CNEP Centre des Nouvelles Etude sur le Pacifique at University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia


Pictures


Not specified World War 2 New Zealand troops, with their jeep, Nissan Island, ... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified World War 2 New Zealand troops, on Nissan Island, Papua New Guin... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Locals taking an interest in a tank, Nissan Island, Papua New Gu... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified World War 2 New Zealand troops, with their ack ack gun, Nissan I... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Infantry landing craft arriving at Tangalan Plantation, Nissan I... [NatLib NZ]


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Maps


Papua New Guinea. National Mapping Bureau Port Moresby : National Mapping Bureau... [NLA]

Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (Australia) Canberra : Defence Image... [NLA]

Papua New Guinea. National Mapping Bureau Waigani, Papua New Guinea : National M... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) Reston, Va. : Denver, CO : Bangkok, Thailand : The Surv... [NLA]

Australia. Army. Topographical Survey Squadron, 1st Australia : 1st Topographica... [NLA]


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Books

nd. 2014.. In the pig's hut : Papua New Guinea / Paul Sibougo Titus. Palmerston North : Paul Titus, ... [NatLib NZ]
Thorp, Dennis, author. . 2013.. Christian Brethren Churches in Papua New Guinea, 1951-2004 : how did... [NatLib NZ]
Schwarz, Nick,Melanesian Institute for Pastoral & Socio-Economic Service,. 2013.. The politics of gi... [NatLib NZ]

Archives

Not specified . Sep 1943-Apr 1947. McInerney, John Cranston (Dr), 1916-1953 : New Guinea journal tra ... [NatLib NZ]
Edge-Partington, James, 1854-1930.. nd. [Admiralty Islands Javelin in the South Australian Museum in ... [Bishop]
McDowell, Samuel Booker.. nd. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special ... [Bishop]

Video/Visual

Hacking, Michael.Callen, John.Natural History New Zealand Ltd.. 1997. Old enemies [videorecording] : ... [NatLib NZ]

Audio

There are Recordings at Paradisec

Sanguma (Musical group) . 1984. Sanguma, Papua New Guinea [sound recording]. Auckland, N.Z. : Ode, p ... [NatLib NZ]

Official Websites

  • Papua New Guinea National Parliament...
  • UNESCO - Kuk Early Agricultural Site...
  • European Commission Development and Cooper...

    Research Centres

  • Melanesian and Pacific Studies - Universit...
  • Melanesian Institute...
  • Motupore Island Research Centre (MIRC)...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Matheson Library of papua New Guinea Unive...
  • Melanesian Institute for pastoral and soci...
  • National research institute Library of Pap...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Berndt Museum of Anthropology...

    Health and Health Research

  • Commonwealth Health Online...
  • Faculty of Health Science - Divine Word Un...
  • Institut of Health Metrics and Evaluation...

    Languages

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

    Administrative Areas

    Central (Province)
    Chimbu (Province)
    East New Britain (Province)
    East Sepik (Province)
    Eastern Highlands (Province)
    Enga (Province)
    Gulf (Province)
    Madang (Province)
    Manus (Province)
    Milne Bay (Province)
    Morobe (Province)
    New Ireland (Province)
    North Solomons (Province)
    Northern (Province)
    Sandaun (Province)
    Southern Highlands (Province)
    West New Britain (Province)
    Western Highlands (Province)
    Western (Province)

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