Announcements

Dr. Nicolas Garnier appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby

The University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby, recently appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Visual Anthropology Anthropology, Sociology & Archaeology, Dr. Nicolas Garnier.

Garnier, author of a PhD thesis on the ritual system and the art of Chambri, a hot spot of Sepik art, is teaching in English and finds that publications in English on the Arts of the Pacific are hard to come by in Port Moresby. He would like to establish contact with members of PAA.  read more »

New Publication: Art as Contact with the Ancestors by Pauline van der Zee

Art as Contact with the Ancestors by Pauline van der Zee

Art as contact with the ancestors is a recent comparative study of the different artistic expressions of the Asmat and the neighbouring Kamoro. The analysis is based on a study of the Asmat and Kamoro collections of the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam. The chosen approach emphasizes the relationship between art, rituals and mythology.  read more »

New Publication: Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua by Jan Pouwer

Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua by Jan Pouwer

A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat  read more »