ECDI Update: June 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News Simon Haberle is currently on fieldwork on King Island, Tasmania and you can keep up with what he is up to on Twitter – https://twitter.com/thatpollenguy/status/1540447212643446784 Currently, Nick Evans is in Paris for the opening of the Fondation Cartier exhibitionContinue reading “ECDI Update: June 2022 activities”

SYNAPSE Seminar 1 August

This seminar is part of SYNAPSE: The CHL trans-disciplinary seminar series Seminar: No community is an island: Unpacking a tricky terminology using Oceanic examples Speaker: James L. Flexner When: 1 August 2022, 2pm-3.30pm AEST Registration via Eventbrite This is an online event and will be hosted via Zoom; Login details for the Zoom event will be included inContinue reading “SYNAPSE Seminar 1 August”

ECDI Update: May 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News Congratulations to Ben Shaw for being elected to the Society of Antiquaries of London as 2022 Fellow: www.sal.org.uk/2022/04/28-april-ballot-results/ Joao Teixeira interviewed for Who was the first human? Identifying them is tricky, but it was not our species, Homosapiens, 22Continue reading “ECDI Update: May 2022 activities”

SYNAPSE Seminar 2 May

This seminar is part of SYNAPSE: The CHL trans-disciplinary seminar series Seminar: Politics of migration: New perspectives on the 3rd millennium in Europe Speaker: Daniela Hofmann & Martin Furholt When: 2 May 2022, 6pm-7.30pm AEST Registration via Eventbrite This is an online event and will be hosted via Zoom; Login details for the Zoom event will be includedContinue reading “SYNAPSE Seminar 2 May”

SYNAPSE Seminar 2 May

This seminar is part of SYNAPSE: The CHL trans-disciplinary seminar series Seminar: “The disease spread like fire among flax” (Thomson 1859). Questioning in the 21st Century the timing, magnitude and consequences of Pacific depopulation following European contacts Speaker: Christophe Sand When: 2 May 2022, 2pm-3.30pm AEST Registration via Eventbrite This is an online event and will be hostedContinue reading “SYNAPSE Seminar 2 May”

ECDI Update: April 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News New article out – Discovery sheds light on why Pacific islands were colonised – https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/discovery-sheds-light-on-why-pacific-islands-were-colonised. Ben Shaw has also made available a video of the excavations as it progressed – https://youtu.be/zq-CoqN8K_U Two Papua New Guinean sisters are using Tiktok to teach Enga and theirContinue reading “ECDI Update: April 2022 activities”

Zoom Seminar 9 May

Image: Women and Children of Roas Bay in Malaita, Beattie, 1906 Seminar: History, Culture and Contemporary Gender Discourse: Tracing the Historical Progression of Gender Roles in Solomon Islands Speaker: Anna Kwai, ECDI PhD When: 9 May 2022, 10am-11.30am AEST This is an online event and will be hosted via Zoom. (Meeting ID: 891 8773 2737; Password: 535821) AbstractContinue reading “Zoom Seminar 9 May”

ECDI Update: March 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News World-first research confirms Australia’s forests became catastrophic fire risk after British invasion – https://theconversation.com/world-first-research-confirms-australias-forests-became-catastrophic-fire-risk-after-british-invasion-176563 ANU Field Schools See the Dawn in Mornington – https://chl.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/2058/anu-field-schools-see-dawn-mornington  The full set of  four ILARA lectures that Nick Evans gave are now available on YouTube: LectureContinue reading “ECDI Update: March 2022 activities”

ECDI Update: February 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News First ECDI field school diary summary – https://evolutionofculturaldiversity.anu.edu.au/2022/02/22/diary-of-the-ecdi-field-school-mornington-peninsula-6-19-feb-2022/ Great discussion with ECDI affiliate member Danielle Barth for International Mother Tongue Day – https://chl.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/2048/language-and-identity-conversation-dr-danielle-barth-occasion-international Welcome to the ECDI team Stephen Morey who is our latest affiliate member ____________________ Outreach Monthly SYNAPSEContinue reading “ECDI Update: February 2022 activities”