I will be posting here from time to time about the latest news on my projects, and any upcoming speaking appeareances.
Today I come to give you back what is yours.
Today was a keystone in my language and culture documentation career. I had the opportunity to deliver the result of a several year long project in the form of a book for children to the Vanuatu Cultural Centre in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Accompanied by my adoptive Paamese father, Chief Kunde Toka, I handed over copies … Continue reading Next stop of the “Mutis en Atan” book tour: Vanuatu Cultural Centre, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Thank you Nick Enfield and colleagues for the invitation and interesting discussion on kinship, gestures, and meaning! A very welcoming research group at the University of Sydney. I was also honored by the presence of uan onak Johnny Obed, a Paamese man living in Sydney, who came to the talk on Paamese kinship. It was … Continue reading We need more emic/etic collaborations
First stop of the “Mutis En Atan book tour” at the PARADISEC office in Sydney. I finally had the chance to meet Jodie Kell & Steven Gagau who are doing a fantastic work at preserving endangered cultures of the Pacific region and beyond.
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