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The World Factbook: Background: :: The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the most bitter fighting of World War II occurred on this archipelago. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Ethnic violence, government malfeasance, and endemic crime have undermined stability and civil society. In June 2003, then Prime Minister Sir Allan KEMAKEZA sought the assistance of Australia in reestablishing law and order; the following month, an Au...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Solomon Islands is a sovereign country consisting of a large number of islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covering a land area of 28,400 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi). The country's capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal. Solomon Islands should not be confused with the Solomon Islands archipelago, which is a collection of Melanesian islands that includes Solomon Islands and Bougainville Island. The islands have ...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Matthew BOND
PhD Student, Botany at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Keywords: Ethnobotany, Biomedicine, Social Network Analysis, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Ecology

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

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

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

Eric CLUA
Independent researcher, Délégation de l'Etat à la Recherche et Technologie at Ministry of Scientific Research, France

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Ecology, Environment, Fisheries, Marine Biodiversity, Shark in Culture, Eco-anthropology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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

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

Keywords: Digital Resources, Anthropological Field Records, Photography

Michael Barry DAVIS
Independent researcher, Sydney Environment Institute at Sydney University, Australia

Keywords: Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Colonialism, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Studies, Environment, Ethics, Ethnographic Encounter, Fisheries, First Contacts

Sue FARRAN
Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

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

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

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

Mia FLINN
PhD Student, Center for Pacific Studies at University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Keywords: Knowledge, Gardens, Ethnobotany, Christianity, Gender, Conservation, Development, Natural Resources

Pei-yi GUO
Research Fellow, Institute of Ethnology at Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Taiwan

Keywords: Local Currency, Land Dispute, Law and Culture, Historical Imagination, Landscape, Disaster

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

Stephanie HOBBIS
PhD Student, Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Keywords: State, Nationalism, Political Anthropology, Governance, Food and Nutrition, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Bureaucratization, Christianity, Democracy

Crispin HOWARTH
Curator, Pacific Arts at National Gallery of Australia, Australia

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

Irene Karongo HUNDLEBY
PhD Student, Department of Music at University of Otago, New Zealand

Keywords: Epistemology, Ethics, Indigenous Epistemology, Cultural Heritage, Music, Dance, Song, Organology

Edvard HVIDING
Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Bergen Pacific Studies at University of Bergen, Norway

Keywords: Social Organization, Epistemology, Environment, Climate Change, Fisheries, Religion, Political Ecology, Indigenous Political Movements, Logging, Ethnographic Filmmaking

Christine JOURDAN
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

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

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

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

Debra MCDOUGALL
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology, School of Social Science at University of Western Australia, Australia

Keywords: Ethnicity, Religion, Christianity, Political Economy, History, Language Change, Gender

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

Denis MONNERIE
Professor, Institut d'ethnologie + Laboratoire DynamE UMR 7367 VNRS at Université de Strasbourg, France

Keywords: Exchanges, Kinship, Language, Ceremonial discourse, Local Currency, Names and Naming, Performance, Political Anthropology, Resilience, Ritual Studies

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

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

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

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

Sandra REVOLON
Lecturer, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Material Culture, Mode of Actions, Ritual, Perception, Seascape

David ROE
Adjunct/associate Researcher, College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University, Australia

Keywords: Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Landscapes, Ethnobotany, Heritage Management, Rock Art, World Heritage

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

Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Development Studies

Michael W. SCOTT
Associate Professor, Anthropology Department at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Keywords: Anthropology of Ontology, Cosmology, Religion, Wonder, Myth-making, Indigenous Christianities, Place-making, Ethnogenesis, Personhood, Sociality

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

Nagaoka TAKUYA
Independent researcher, NGO Pasifika Renaissance, Japan

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

Keywords: Political Ecology, Religion

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

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

Geoffrey WHITE
Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Hawai'i-Manoa, United States

Keywords: Cultural Policy, World War II

Johanna Louise WHITELEY
PhD Student, Anthropology at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Keywords: Land Tenure, Landscape, Local/Folk Classification, Mission History, Matrilineal Kinship, Custom, Cosmology, Anthropology of Ontology, Religion

Stephen WICKLER
Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Sciences at Tromsø University Museum, University of Tromsø, Norway

Keywords: Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Heritage, Heritage Management, Materiality, Museums, Inter-ethnic Relations


Pictures


Hocart, Arthur Maurice, 1883-1939 Skull house, Tirolivotu, Solomon Islands Ti... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified World War II surgical station, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands Wor... [NatLib NZ]

Press (Christchurch, N.Z.) Nisbet, Alastair, 1958- :'Was that it?' 7 February ... [NatLib NZ]

Southland times (Newspaper) Winter, Mark 1958- :'I see Kate got a topless welc... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified PM auctions cast on his broken arm for Solomons charity - News. ... [NatLib NZ]


More Pictures...

Maps


Solomon Islands. Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey Honiara :. Ministry of La... [NLA]

Solomon Islands. Department of Lands and Surveys Honiara, Solomon Islands : Depa... [NLA]

Solomon Islands. Lands Department. Geographical Information Unit Solomon Islands... [NLA]

Solomon Islands. Department of Lands and Surveys Honiara : The Department, 2005-... [NLA]

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


More Maps...

Books

Akin, David, 1955- author.. 2013. Colonialism, Maasina rule, and the origins of Malaitan kastom / Da... [NatLib NZ]
Tomlinson, Matt, 1970-McDougall, Debra L.Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania.. 2013. Chri... [NatLib NZ]
Feeny, Simon.Australian National University. School of International, Political, and Strategic Studi... [NatLib NZ]

Archives

McDowell, Samuel Booker.. nd. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special ... [Bishop]
Templeton Crocker scientific expedition.. nd. 1933.1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.. ... [Bishop]
Templeton Crocker scientific expedition.. nd. 1933.1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.. ... [Bishop]

Video/Visual

nd. nd. BOUGAINVILLE, SOLOMON ISLANDS, 1944-12-21. C COMPANY, 42 INFANTRY BATTALION PRESENTING ARMS ... [WorldCat]

Audio

There are Recordings at Paradisec

Griffin, W. E. B.. 2012. Line of fire [sound recording] / W.E.B. Griffin.Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilli ... [NatLib NZ]

Official Websites

  • National Parliament of Solomon Islands...
  • Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet -...
  • Constitutional Reform Program of Solomon I...

    Libraries and Archives

  • National Library of Solomon Islands ...
  • National Parliament Library of Solomon Isl...
  • Solomon Islands Campus Library of the Univ...

    Museum Collections

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

    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

    Choiseul (Province)
    Guadalcanal (Province)
    Isabel (Province)
    Makira (Province)
    Malaita (Province)
    Rennell and Bellona (Province)
    Temotu (Province)
    Western (Province)

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