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Associate Professor Geoff Clarke

Archaeologists find world’s oldest human bone tattooing kit

Researchers have uncovered the world’s oldest known tattooist’s kit – and among the most startling conclusions is that two of the four tattooing tools found are made from human bone.

New Colombo Plan scholar Catia Rizio on learning Burmese in Yangon

Catia Rizio “fell into learning Burmese” after participating in study tours to Thailand and Myanmar offered by The Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific.

Hedvig Skirgård with some of the maps she has designed with Carto GIS

Mapping language and the language of Pacific maps

Hedvig Skirgård is a linguist from Sweden who is working on her PhD in Professor Nicholas Evans’ The Wellspri

Mish's story: Studying Burmese at ANU

As a first-year student, Mish Khan was at a crossroads choosing a language to complement her Bachelor of Asian Studies.

MAPS takes "transport nerd" on the road to success

Amanda Thompson is studying the Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (MAPS) at The Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific.

Owen Edwards celebrating his graduation in Timor: (left to right) Sem Sae'besi', Heronimus Bani, Owen Edwards, Lena Bani, and Frans Bani.

Words of a linguist: Owen Edwards wins the Stephen Wurm Prize

Owen Edwards was awarded the Stephen Wurm Graduate Prize 2018 for his outstanding field research in linguistics and his thesis on metathesis in Amarasi, a language of western Timor.

Bart Tramer and a fellow student at ANU. Image supplied

Bart Tramer wins the Anthony Reid Prize

I am truly honoured to have been awarded the Anthony Reid Prize for Southeast Asian Studies!

Alex Yang by Deepu Ashok

Canberra bubble a transformative space for Alex Ruixing Yang

Alex graduated in December 2018 with a Master of Asian and Pacific Studies from the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific.

Associate Professor McComas Taylor

"I was placed on this earth to teach Sanskrit"

McComas Taylor loves languages. His most favourite is Sanskrit, but it's not the only one to which he has devoted himself.

Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence

Salmah Eva-Lina and her work in gender and social justice

Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence has been awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Gender, Media and Cultural Studies from the ANU.


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