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The World Factbook: Background: :: Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Va...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Vanuatu (English i/ˌvɑːnuːˈɑːtuː/ vah-noo-AH-too or /vænˈwɑːtuː/ van-WAH-too; Bislama IPA: [vanuaˈtu]), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (French: République de Vanuatu, Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu), is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres (310 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Isla...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Julie ADAMS
Senior Research Fellow, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Keywords: Museums, Material Culture, Art, Anthropological Fieldwork

Ron ADAMS
Senior Research Fellow, Graduate Research Centre at Victoria University, Australia

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Christianisation, Cultural Change, Custom, Colonialism, Decolonisation, Epistemology, Historical Consciousness, History, Memory

Frederic ANGLEVIEL
Professor, liberal historian and consultancy at University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia

Keywords: Christianisation, Colonialism, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage, First Contacts, French Overseas Territories, Politics, Polynesian Chiefdoms

Quentin ATKINSON
Associate Professor, School of Psychology at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Environment, Land Management, Social Network Analysis, Morality, Ritual

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

Keywords: Linguistic Anthropology, Narratives, Literature, Language Documentation, Digital Resources, Linguistic Description, Nisvai Language

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

Dominik BRETTEVILLE
Independent researcher

Keywords: Kinship, Ritual, Language, Ceremonial discourse

Sophie CAILLON
Research Fellow, UMR 5175 CEFE Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keywords: Agriculture, Environment, Land Management, Natural Resources, Seed Circulation, Agrobiodiversity, Local/Folk Classification, Local Nomenclature, Social Network Analysis, Coconut

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

Keywords: Cultural Technology, Disaster, Seascape, Ethnobotany, Ethnoecology

Alessio CANGIANO
Senior Lecturer, School of Economics at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Population and Development, Migration, Age and Aging, Employment, Labour Mobility, Urbanization, Poverty, Vulnerability

Francoise CAYROL
Research Fellow, Cnep Pacific's New Studies Center at University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia

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

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

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

Keywords: Digital Resources, Anthropological Field Records, Photography

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

Laurent DOUSSET
Professor, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France

Keywords: Uncertainty, Social Organization, Land Management, Ritual, Social Change, First Contacts, Environment, Digital Resources, Indigenous Politics, Personhood

Marie DURAND
Postdoctoral Fellow, Departement de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement at Musée du quai Branly, France

Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Material Culture, Techniques, Value, Gender, Cultural Change, Museums

Sebastian T. ELLERICH
Lecturer, Musicological Department at University of Cologne, Germany

Keywords: Agriculture, Bislama, History, Identity, Indigenization, Kava, Language Ideology, Music, Music and Languages, Nationalism

Hannah FAIR
PhD Student, Geography at University College London, United Kingdom

Keywords: Climate Change, Social Movement

Sue FARRAN
Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

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

A. Rowan GARD
PhD Student, Center for Pacific Studies at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Keywords: Climate Change, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cosmology, Ecology, Environment, Indo-Pacific Prehistory, Public Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thorgeir KOLSHUS
Associate Professor, Department of social anthropology at University of Oslo, Norway

Keywords: Politics, Christianity, Gender, Mission History

Daniela KRAEMER
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Keywords: Personhood, Social Change, Urban, Homelessness, Place Making

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

Craig LIND
Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Keywords: Gender, Intersubjectivity, Landscape, Memory, Migration, Mission History, Museums, Perception, Personhood, Religion

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

Lisa MCDONALD
PhD Student, Sainsbury Research Unit at University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Cultural Heritage, Intellectual Property Rights, Material Culture, Urbanization, Visual Anthropology

Sarah MOHAMED-GAILLARD
Senior Lecturer, Département Asie du Sud-est, Haute-Asie, Pacifique at INALCO, France

Keywords: History, Politics, Regional History, Nationalism, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, International Relationships

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

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

Arno PASCHT
Lecturer, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at University of Cologne, Germany

Keywords: Political Anthropology, Leadership, Legal Pluralism, Cultural Change, Environment, Climate Change

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

Jean Louis RALLU
Senior Research Fellow, INED at INED, France

Keywords: Age and Aging, Cultural Studies, Development, Migration, Youth, Population and Development

Ralph REGENVANU
Independent researcher, Parliament of Vanuatu at Parliament of Vanuatu, Vanuatu

Keywords: Agenda Building, Art, Bislama, Bureaucratization, Class, Community Development, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Corruption, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Policy

Knut RIO
Professor, University Museum of Bergen, Cultural History at University of Bergen, Norway

Keywords: Economic Anthropology, Kinship, Sorcery, Urbanization, Egalitarianism, Work, Monsters

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

Benedicta ROUSSEAU
Lecturer, Anthropology Programme at University of Waikato, New Zealand

Keywords: Disaster, Economic Anthropology, Leadership, Law and Culture, Morality, Sovereignty, Urban Identity, Elections, Kastom, Infrastructure

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

Rachel E. SMITH
Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology at Stanford University, United States

Keywords: Economic Anthropology, Morality, Work, Life-cycle Exchanges, Kinship, Land Tenure, Labour Mobility, Development, Religion, Cognitive Anthropology

Monika STERN
Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Art, Contemporary Indigenous Art, Digital Resources, Exchanges, Identity, Intellectual Property Rights, Property, Social Change, Youth

Marc TABANI
Senior Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Nick THIEBERGER
Senior Research Fellow, School of Languages and Linguistics at University of Melbourne, Australia

Keywords: Austronesian Languages, Language Documentation, Linguistic Anthropology, South Efate Language

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

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

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

Frederique VALENTIN
Research Fellow, UMR 7041 at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keywords: Mortuary Rites, Food and Nutrition, Migration

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

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

Chelsea WENTWORTH
Lecturer, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at University of Pittsburgh, United States

Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Children, Environment, Food and Nutrition, Gardens, Global Health, Medical Anthropology, Urbanization, Visual Anthropology, Mothering

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

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


Pictures


Not specified Member of the Royal New Zealand Air Force bandaging a child's fo... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Pallikulo airstrip, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu Photograph taken b... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Pallikulo airstrip, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu Photograph taken b... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Pallikulo airstrip, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu Photograph taken b... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Loading a C47 transport aircraft at Pallikulo airfield, Espiritu... [NatLib NZ]


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Maps


Vanuatu. Department of Lands and Surveys, Land Records and Land Port Vila : The ... [NLA]

Vanuatu. Department of Land Surveys [Port-Vila] : Department of Land Surveys, 20... [NLA]

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

Vanuatu. Service topographique Port Vila, Vanuatu : The Department, c1994-1995 V... [NLA]

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


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Books

nd. 2013.. Volunteer Vanuatu experience : Piopio College presentation 2013 / Bruce G. Fuller. Te Kui... [NatLib NZ]
nd. 2013.. Volunteer Vanuatu Experience : Piopio College Presentation 2013 / Bruce G. Fuller. Te Kui... [NatLib NZ]
Lapita Conference (2011 : National University of Samoa), author. . 2013.. Pacific archaeology : docu... [NatLib NZ]

Archives

Not specified . Sep 1953-Jan 1956. Michoutouchkine, Nicolai, fl 1953-1961 : Travel journals ... [NatLib NZ]
Not specified . Nov-Dec 2000. Papers relating to trip to the Pacific ... [NatLib NZ]
Crowe, Peter Russell, 1932-2004 . Nov 1994-Feb 1995. Letters XXI ... [NatLib NZ]

Video/Visual

nd. nd. South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) South Pac ... [WorldCat]

Audio

There are Recordings at Paradisec

Local Remedy (Musical group) . 2012. Overdose [electronic resource : sound recording] / Local Remedy ... [NatLib NZ]

Official Websites

  • Government of Vanuatu...
  • UNESCO - Chief Roi Mata’s Domain...
  • European Commission Development and Cooper...

    Research Centres

  • Pacific Institute of Public Policy...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Emalus Campus Library of the University o...
  • Emalus Campus Library of the University of...
  • Emalus Campus Library of the University of...

    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

    Malampa (Province)
    Penama (Province)
    Sanma (Province)
    Shefa (Province)
    Tafea (Province)
    Torba (Province)

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