Monday, April 10, 2006

Research opportunity for honours students in anthropology, linguistics

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 anu.edu.au outlining your interest
in the project, relevant course work you have done and your other
relevant qualifications.

Alan Rumsey
Dept. of Anthropology
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University

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