In connection with an ongoing ARC-funded project on the poetics and politics of sung narrative genres from the New Guinea Highlands, funds have been awarded by the Asia-Pacific Futures Network to allow two interested BA honours students to participate in an upcoming workshop where Australian- and PNG-based researchers on the project will present and discuss their findings. The workshop will be held in Goroka, PNG, June 19-23, 2006. The aim of the funding for honours students is to give them an opportunity to develop a research focus in this area that
could become the basis for their honours thesis and/or possible postgraduate work later on. The project is an interdisciplinary one, involving socio-cultural anthropology, linguistics and ethnomusicology.
For details see http://rspas.anu.edu.au/anthropology/chantedtales/. The grant will cover the students’ airfare to Goroka from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, and room and board during the workshop. To apply, send a message to alan.rumsey “at” anu.edu.au outlining your interest in the project, relevant course work you have done and your other relevant qualifications.
Dept. of Anthropology
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University