ECDI Update: December 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News Congratulations to ECDI affiliate Danielle Barth on her promotion to Associate Professor in linguistics at ANU. Sam Passmore is part of the Global Jukebox project which brings together songs from around the world – https://theglobaljukebox.org/ Stuart Bedford &Continue reading “ECDI Update: December 2022 activities”

ECDI Update: November 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News Ray Tobler’s  Ancient DNA reveals a hidden history of human adaptation, The Conversation 1 November  ECDI HDR candidate Anna Naupa’s community-based research initiative has launched a book on traditional ocean stories and culture from her home island of Erromango,Continue reading “ECDI Update: November 2022 activities”

ECDI Update: October 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News Joao Teieria recently participated on an episode discussing human evolution in South Asia for a YouTube channel discussing his work – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKUKoLdWdPQ From 3-28 September the first Archaeology fieldschool in Papua New Guinea was run, in partnership withContinue reading “ECDI Update: October 2022 activities”

ECDI Update: September 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News ____________________ Seminars, Workshops, Conferences CoEDL End of Centre Event Public LectureWednesday 28 September  CoEDL Advisory Committee member Clint Bracknell will give a public lecture titled Waabarangara! Invigorating a community of speakers via performance. Register to attend here.  … International Symposium onContinue reading “ECDI Update: September 2022 activities”

ECDI Update: August 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News Media release – 29 August – A 1,000-year-old skeleton from Portugal has been uncovered with a rare genetic condition that gives men an extra X chromosomeThe study coordinated by Joao Teixeira, brought together a multidisciplinary team that combined genetic,Continue reading “ECDI Update: August 2022 activities”

ECDI Update: July 2022 activities

This is a monthly update about the Evolution of Cultural Diversity Initiative (ECDI) activities and upcoming events. News Kuwae – the Volcanic Eruption that Launched the Modern WorldThe Engaged ANU Pilot Project supports academics to communicate their research to the people and communities where it matters – in an imaginative, creative and engaging way. The PilotContinue reading “ECDI Update: July 2022 activities”

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”

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”

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”

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”