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This is a CALL FOR PAPERS for the 4th annual Alfred Deakin Research Institute symposium on Papua New Guinea which, for the first time, is being hosted in Papua New Guinea - right here at Pacific Adventist University. The closing date for this call for papers is 27th June 2014.
PNG AND THE WORLD
The fourth annual Alfred Deakin Research Institute symposium on Papua New Guinea
held in conjunction with the Pacific Adventist University at PAU's beautiful Koiari Park campus,
Port Moresby, PNG, 15 September 2014.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Following three years at Deakin University’s Melbourne and Geelong Waterfront campuses, the fourth annual Alfred Deakin Research Institute symposium on Papua New Guinea will take place in 2014 in the idyllic surrounds of Pacific Adventist University's Koiari Park campus, situated approximately twenty kilometres from PNG's capital, Port Moresby.
The 2014 symposium’s theme will be PNG and the World. Academics, practitioners, observers and commentators in PNG, Australia and around the world are invited to express their interest in taking part in the symposium through making presentations, reading papers, and chairing panel discussions.
Perhaps as never before, PNG is engaging with the world, giving rise to new and complex questions that require considered attention and discussion.
Through its relationship with Australia, PNG is bound up in the complex and difficult matter of international asylum seeker politics, and is currently grappling with the implications of its 2013 decision to participate in Australia's regional resettlement policy. What role can or should PNG play in this issue?
In 2014 the first revenues from the colossal PNG Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project will arrive, bringing with them the promise of economic bounty but also the challenges of managing profound change to the nation's economy and society. What challenges are implicit in these large-scale resource projects? How will they affect the survival of ‘traditional’ PNG?
Vision 2050 has set the goal for PNG to be ‘ranked in the top 50 countries in the United Nations Human Development Index’. Are there other factors, such as happiness or particular Melanesian ways and values, that need to be considered to establish a more nuanced measure of development and well-being than the Human Development Index? Does the long-term framework in Vision 2050 provide a more realistic ambition than the 2015 Millennium Development Goals?
It could be said that PNG first came to world attention in 1914, and then more emphatically in 1942, when it became an important theatre of World War. Has the historical attention to both the First and Second Wars in the region served PNG well? What lessons are there to be drawn for PNG’s understanding of the role it and its people have played in such world-wide conflicts?
With its population of seven million and its increasingly sophisticated and urban society, PNG identifies itself in the Pacific region as a major sub-regional power, but is it punching below its weight, or is it aiming too high? What is PNG's role in our region?
It is not only PNG that is changing; the geopolitics in the region and the world are also in flux. China, a growing world superpower, is increasingly active in PNG and the Pacific. Looking westwards, PNG's immediate neighbour Indonesia is experiencing a major democratic transition in 2014 with presidential, parliamentary, and provincial elections. What impacts on PNG will these geopolitical shifts have, and how should PNG respond? How could, or should, these impact on PNG’s relationship with Australia and with its colonial past?
The 2015 Pacific Games and the 2018 APEC Leaders' Forum will both contribute to showcasing PNG to the world. Will its reputation be boosted or tarnished by how the nation and its peoples respond to these keynote events?
PNG is also connected to other parts of the world by important flows of ideas, beliefs, people, and material goods. The growth in use of Information Communication Technologies, including mobile phones and the internet, are creating new possibilities for connections with outsider people and places, and for projecting PNG voices within the world. At the same time, Papua New Guineans are physically travelling outside of the country more, and further, than ever before. How do these flows affect the ways that PNG relates to other nations?
This symposium will present a significant opportunity for these and other questions to be debated. We hope you will join us for this important event, and invite you to submit expressions of interest in presenting papers and other forms of presentation.
To submit an expression of interest, go HERE
LSPNG 2013 Conference in Port Moresby
The 2013 International Conference of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea, hosted by the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby, will take place at the Waigaini Main Lecture Theater (MLT) from the 24th to the 25th of September, 2013.
To view / download the Conference Program, please click HERE.
This is a general call for papers to be submitted for publication in Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, Vol. 30, scheduled for release in April 2012.
Download details and submission guidelines HERE
Language and Linguistics in Melanesia (LLM) is published by the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea.
The Editorial Board of Language and Linguistics in Melanesia is happy to announce the release of the journal’s maiden online issue – LLM Vol. 29, 2011!
It is hoped that the ‘Rise of the Phoenix’ will stimulate linguistic thought in Melanesia and provide a channel for its flow into the wider linguistic circles in the future.
Another goal of this Editorial Board is to scan and put online as many of the past issues of Kivung and LLM as possible, for there is a clear correlation between our knowledge and our externalized memory (i.e., readily accessible records of past research). Creating these records is time-consuming – locating, scanning and publishing the work of many decades will require coordination and team effort. That is why we would like to appeal to those people, who may have past issues of Kivung / LLM in their possession, to volunteer their support in this effort.
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