New Publications

New Publication: Ceremonial Houses of the Abelam - Papua New Guinea by Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin

The ceremonial houses of the Abelam people (East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea) rank as architectural masterpieces. The impressive buildings, built on a triangular ground plan, often reached heights of up to 30 metres, towering above even the tallest coconut palms. One of their hallmarks was the richly painted façade. They were constructed completely without nails, all elements being held together with the aid of vines and liana ropes; they were built by communal labour and refl ected the strength of the respective community.  read more »

Amerasia Journal Call for Papers: Indigenous Asias. Deadline: May 1, 2014

Indigenous Asias

Guest Editors:  Dr. Greg Dvorak (Hitotsubashi University) and Dr. Miyume Tanji (Australian National University)  read more »

The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry (PLI) has been launched

The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry is a new peer-review journal that aims to deepen our grasp of postcolonial literary history while enabling us to stay comprehensively informed of all critical developments in the field.

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New Publication: Living Art in Papua New Guinea by Susan Cochrane

‘Kastom and Contemporary Culture’ and ‘Village • Urban • Global’ are the interlinking themes through which Living Art presents ideas about art, artists, creative processes and aesthetics.  With embedded video clips, you-tube links and image galleries, Living Art brings alive the multiple contemporary realities of art and life in Papua New Guinea.  Living Art in Papua New Guinea is an art book for the digital age.  read more »

Call for submissions Storyboard: A Journal of Pacific Imagery

Deadline December 6, 2013

Storyboard: A Journal of Pacific Imagery is soliciting submissions for its latest issue (please see the attached flyers).  For more information, please contact James Viernes at <>.


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