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Edvard Hviding is a Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, and the founding director of the Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group. He is also an Honorary Adjunct Professor of Pacific Studies at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. Hviding is presently the PI and director of the international research project “Mare Nullius? Sea-level Rise and Maritime Sovereignties in the Pacific – An Expanded Anthropology of Climate Change” (funded by the Research Council of Norway’s TOPPFORSK programme for 2018-2023). During 2012-16 Hviding was the scientific coordinator of ECOPAS, the European Consortium for Pacific Studies (funded by the EU’s 7th Framework Programme), and during 2008-12 he co-directed with BPS member Professor Knut Rio the international research programme Pacific Alternatives: Cultural Heritage and Political Innovation in Oceania (funded by the Research Council of Norway, with 12 participating institutions worldwide). In 2012-13 Hviding was Chair of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO).

Edvard Hviding’s research record in the Pacific has been ongoing since 1986. He has carried out altogether three and a half years of fieldwork in Solomon Islands, mainly in the Marovo Lagoon of Western Province. He has also travelled and worked in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, New Caledonia, and Hawai’i, and during the 1990s was engaged in a series of regional Pacific projects of fisheries management. In 2003-2010 he was an adviser to UNESCO on education and environment in Solomon Islands, with a particular focus on vernacular environmental education at the interfaces of local and global knowledges. Most recently Hviding has been engaged as a regional expert by Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on several high-level delegation visits to the Pacific Islands region, and he has been closely involved in numerous events of science diplomacy in the United Nations context under the auspices of Norway, UNFCCC, UN DESA, Palau and the Pacific group of Small Island Developing States.

For his efforts in developing vernacular environmental education and research dissemination in the Western Solomons, Hviding was awarded the Silver Medal of the Order of Solomon Islands (S.I.M.) in 2010. His anthropological research covers many interrelated topics in social, environmental and historical anthropology, including fishing, agroforestry and the customary tenure of sea and land; kinship and social organization; the cultural history and languages of New Georgia; colonial encounters; environmental knowledge and epistemology; customary law, leadership and dispossession; and the local manifestations and consequences of globalization. He maintains long-running collaborative research with geographer Tim Bayliss-Smith (University of Cambridge) on the archaeology and history of irrigated taro cultivation and chiefly leadership in the Western Solomons. Most recently Hviding has initiated an interdisciplinary programme of comparative research on vernacular models of, and Pacific diplomacy and policies concerning, changes in environment, weather and climate. As PI and Director of the Mare Nullius project 2018-2023, he closely follows Pacific regional and United Nations meetings and conferences on ocean and climate diplomacy.

At the University of Bergen, Edvard Hviding currently directs the Science Advice platform of SDG Bergen, a strategic initiative of the university to engage with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Hviding’s publications include about 75 journal articles and book chapters, 10 books, and many published research reports and public outreach pieces. The books include the monographs Guardians of Marovo Lagoon (1996), Islands of Rainforest (2000, with Tim Bayliss-Smith, republished 2019), and Reef and Rainforest: An Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon (2005, revised edition 2011); and the edited volumes Made in Oceania (2011, with Knut Rio), The Ethnographic Experiment (2014, with Cato Berg), Pacific Alternatives (2015, with Geoffrey White), and Anthropology in Norway (2020, with Synnøve Bendixsen).

Selected publications

Books

Bendixsen, Synnøve K.N. and Edvard Hviding (eds.) 2020. Anthropology in Norway: Directions, Locations, Relations. Royal Anthropological Institute Country Series, Vol. 3. Canon Pyon: Sean Kingston Publishing.

Hviding, Edvard and Tim Bayliss-Smith 2019. Islands of Rainforest: Agroforestry, Logging and Ecotourism in Solomon Islands. London and New York: Routledge. [Reissue of monograph published by Ashgate in 2000]

Hviding, Edvard and Geoffrey M. White (eds.) 2015. Pacific Alternatives: Culture and Politics in Contemporary Oceania. Canon Pyon, Herts.: Sean Kingston Publishing.

Hviding, Edvard and Cato Berg (eds.) 2014. The Ethnographic Experiment: A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

Hviding, Edvard and Knut M. Rio (eds.) 2011. Made in Oceania: Social Movements, Cuultural Heritage and the State in the Pacific. Wantage, Oxon: Sean Kingston Publishing. 353p.

Hviding, Edvard 2005. Reef and Rainforest: An Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands / Kiladi oro vivineidi ria tingitonga pa idere oro pa goana pa Marovo. Knowledges of Nature, No. 1. Paris: UNESCO, 252p. (Second, revised edition published 2011)

HViding, Edvard (ed.) 2001. Stier, strømmer og steder. Special issue edited by E. Hviding, Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift, 12(1-2), 152p.

Hviding, Edvard and Tim Bayliss-Smith 2000. Islands of Rainforest: Agroforestry, Logging and Ecotourism in Solomon Islands. Aldershot: Ashgate, 388p.

Hviding, Edvard 1996. Guardians of Marovo Lagoon: Practice, Place, and Politics in Maritime Melanesia. Honolulu, University of Hawai'i Press, 473p.

Hviding, Edvard 1995. Vivinei tuari pa Ulusaghe: Stories and legends from Marovo, New Georgia, in four New Georgian languages and with English translations. Recorded, translated and edited by Edvard Hviding, with assistance from V. Vaguni and others. Bergen: Centre for Development Studies, University of Bergen, in collaboration with Western Province Division of Culture, p. 88.


Journal articles and book chapters

Hviding, Edvard 2020. Bronislaw Malinowski: feltarbejde, fortolkning og funktionalisme, in Klassiske og moderne antropologiske tænkere, Kirsten Hastrup (ed.), 175-205. Copenhagen: Hans Reitzels Forlag.

Hviding, Edvard 2019. Climate change, Oceanic sovereignties and maritime economies in the Pacific, in Climate, Capitalism and Communities: An Anthropology of Environmental Overheating, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Astrid Bredholt Stensrud (eds.), 171-187. London: Pluto Press.

Hviding, Edvard and Camilla Borrevik 2019. Climate Change in the Islands and the Highlands: Melanesian Manifestations, Experiences and Actions, in The Melanesian World, Eric Hirsch and Will Rollason (eds.), 517-531. London and New York: Routledge.

Hviding, Edvard 2018. The River, the Water and the Crocodile in Marovo Lagoon, in Island Rivers: Freshwater and Place in Oceania,  J.R. Wagner and J.K. Jacka (eds.), 27-58. Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Wagner, John, Jerry Jacka, Edvard Hviding, Alex Mawyer and Marama Muru-Lanning 2018. Introduction: River as Ethnographic Subject, in Island Rivers: Freshwater and Place in Oceania,  J.R. Wagner and J.K. Jacka (eds.), 1-26. Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Hviding, Edvard 2017. Big Money in the Rural: Wealth and Dispossession in Western Solomons Political Economy, in State-building and state formation in the Western Pacific: Solomon Islands in transition?, Matthew G. Allen and Sinclair Dinnen (eds.), 92-105. New York and London: Routledge.

Hviding, Edvard 2016. Europe and the Pacific: Engaging Anthropology in EU Policy-Making and Development Cooperation, in Engaged Anthropology: Views from Scandinavia, Tone Bringa and Synnøve Bendixsen (eds.), 147-166. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan.

Hviding, Edvard 2015. Big Money in the Rural: Wealth and Dispossession in Western Solomons Political Economy. Journal of Pacific History, 50(4): 473-485.

Hviding, Edvard 2015. Non-Pristine Forests: A Long-term History of Land Transformation in the Western Solomons, in Forests of Oceania: Anthropological Perspectives, Joshua Bell, Paige West and Colin Filer (eds.), 51-74. Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Hviding, Edvard 2015. The Western Solomons and the Sea: Maritime Cultural Heritage in Sociality, Province, and State, in Pacific Alternatives: Culture and Politics in Contemporary Oceania, E. Hviding and G. White (eds.), 118-144. Canon Pyon, Herts.: Sean Kingston Publishing.

White, Geoffrey M. and Edvard Hviding 2015. Pacific Alternatives in a Global Context: Dialogues in Oceania, in Pacific Alternatives: Culture and Politics in Contemporary Oceania, E. Hviding and G. White (eds.), 1-23. Canon Pyon, Herts.: Sean Kingston Publishing.

Hviding, Edvard 2015. Adventurous adaptability in the South Sea: Norwegians in ‘the Terrible Solomons’, ca. 1870 – 1930, in Navigating colonial orders: Norwegian entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania, Kirsten A. Kjerland and Bjørn E. Bertelsen (eds), 187-218. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

Hviding, Edvard 2015. Norwegian Shipping and Landfall in the South Sea in the Age of Sail, in Navigating colonial orders: Norwegian entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania, Kirsten A. Kjerland and Bjørn E. Bertelsen (eds), 173-186. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

Bayliss-Smith, Tim and Edvard Hviding 2014. Landesque Capital as an Alternative to Food Storage in Melanesia: Irrigated Taro Terraces in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Environmental Archaeology, 19 (1).
DOI: 10.1179/1749631414Y.0000000049

Hviding, Edvard 2014. Les vies des nguzunguzu: Figures de proue de Nouvelle-Géorgie, in L’éclat des ombres: L’art en noir et blanc des îles Salomon, Magali Melandri & Sandra Revolon (eds.), 124-129. Paris: Musée de Quai Branly / Somogy Éditions des Art.

Hviding, Edvard 2014. Modèle de pirogue de guerre, îles de Nouvelle-Géorgie, in L’éclat des ombres: L’art en noir et blanc des îles Salomon, Magali Melandri & Sandra Revolon (eds.), 28-31. Paris: Musée de Quai Branly / Somogy Éditions des Art.

Hviding, Edvard 2014. Across the New Georgia Group: A.M. Hocart’s Fieldwork as Inter-island Practice, in The Ethnographic Experiment: A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908, Edvard Hviding and Cato Berg (eds.), 71-107. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

Hviding, Edvard and Cato Berg 2014.Introduction: The Ethnographic Experiment in Island Melanesia, in The Ethnographic Experiment: A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908, Edvard Hviding and Cato Berg (eds.), 1-43. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

Hviding, Edvard 2014. Posthumanistiske antropologer? ANTropologiens lukkede rom. Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift, 25(1): 38-42.

Bayliss-Smith, Tim and Edvard Hviding 2014.Taro terraces, chiefdoms and malaria: explaining landesque capital formation in Solomon Islands, in Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications, N. Thomas Håkansson and Mats Widgren (eds.), 75-97. New Frontiers in Historical Ecology. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Hviding, Edvard 2014. War canoes of the Western Solomons, in The Things We Value: Culture and History in Solomon Islands, Ben Burt and Lissant Bolton (eds.), 103-115. Canon Pyon, Herts.: Sean Kingston Publishing.

Hviding, Edvard 2013. Sciences in the Plural: The UNESCO Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, The Journal of Pacific Studies, 32(2): 128-143.

Bayliss-Smith, Tim and Edvard Hviding 2012. Irrigated Taro, Malaria and the Expansion of Chiefdoms: Ruta in New Georgia, Solomon Islands, in Irrigated Cultivation of Colocasia esculenta in the Indo-Pacific: Biological, Social and Historical Perspectives, M. Spriggs, D. Addison & P. Matthews (eds.), 219-254. Senri Ethnological Studies, 78. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.

Hviding, Edvard 2012. Compressed Globalization and Expanding Desires in Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, in Returns to the Field: Multitemporal Research and Contemporary Anthropology, Signe Howell og Aud Talle (eds.), 203-229. Bloomington; Indiana University Press.

Rio, Knut M. og Edvard Hviding 2011. Pacific Made: Social Movements between Cultural Heritage and State, in Made in Oceania: Social Movements, Cuultural Heritage and the State in the Pacific, Edvard Hviding and Knut M. Rio (eds.), 5-29. Wantage, Oxon: Sean Kingston Publishing.

Hviding, Edvard 2011. Re-placing the State in the Western Solomon Islands: The Political Rise of the Christian Fellowship Church, in Made in Oceania: Social Movements, Cuultural Heritage and the State in the Pacific, Edvard Hviding and Knut M. Rio (red.), 51-89. Wantage, Oxon: Sean Kingston Publishing.

Hess, M. S. Robson, F.S. Millar, G. Were, E. Hviding & C. Berg 2009. Niabara - the Western Solomon Islands War Canoe at the British Museum, i Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, Vienna, 41-46. Los Alamitos, CA.: IEEE Computer Society.

Hviding, Edvard 2009. Eventyrlyst og tilpasningsevne: nordmenn på “de forferdelige Salomonøyene”, ca. 1879-1930, in Kolonitid: Nordmenn på eventyr og big business i Afrika og Stillehavet, K.A. Kjerland & K.M. Rio (eds). Oslo: Scandinavian Academic Press, pp. 128-166.

Hviding, Edvard 2006. Knowing and managing biodiversity in the Pacific Islands: challenges of environmentalism in Marovo Lagoon. International Social Science Journal, 58(1) Issue 187: 69-85.

Hviding, Edvard 2005. Christian Fellowship Church (Solomon Islands), in Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, B. Taylor (ed.). London: Continuum Books, pp. 306-307.

Hviding, Edvard 2004. Fredrik Barth, in Biographical Dictionary of Anthropology, V. Amit (ed.). London: Routledge, pp. 33-34.

Hviding, Edvard 2003 Between Knowledges: Pacific Studies and Academic Disciplines. The Contemporary Pacific, 15:43-73.

Hviding, Edvard 2003. Contested Rainforests, NGOs and Projects of Desire in Solomon Islands. International Social Science Journal, 55(4) Issue 178: 439-453.

Hviding, Edvard 2003. Disentangling the butubutu of New Georgia: cognatic kinship in thought and action, in Oceanic Socialities and Cultural Forms: Ethnographies of Experience, I. Hoëm & S. Roalkvam (eds). Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 71-113.

Hviding, Edvard 2003. Both Sides of the Beach: Knowledges of Nature in Oceania, in Nature Across Cultures: Non-Western Views of the Environment and Nature, Helaine Selin (ed.). Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Sciences, Vol. 4. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp.243-275.

Bayliss-Smith, Tim, EDvard HViding and T.C. Whitmore 2003. Rainforest composition and histories of human disturbance in Solomon Islands. Ambio, 32: 346-352.

Hviding, Edvard 2000. Usikre møter i det moderne Melanesia. Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift, 11: 53-66.

Hviding, Edvard 1998. Contextual flexibility: present status and future of customary marine tenure in Solomon Islands. Ocean & Coastal Management, 40: 253-269.

Hviding, Edvard 1998. Western movements in non-Western worlds: towards an anthropology of uncertain encounters. Suomen Antropologi / Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 23(3): 30-51.

Hviding, Edvard 1996. Nature, culture, magic, science: on meta-languages for comparison in cultural ecology, in Nature and Society: Anthropological Perspectives, P. Descola & G. Pálsson (eds). London: Routledge, pp. 165-184.

Hviding, Edvard and Graham Baines 1994. Community-based fisheries management, tradition and the challenges of development in Marovo, Solomon Islands. Development and Change, 25(1): 13-39.

Hviding, Edvard 1993. Indigenous essentialism? ‘Simplifying’ customary land ownership in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 149: 802-824.

  • Hviding, Edvard. 2020. Intervjuet av NRK-journalist Leif Rune Løland om FNs bærekraftmål, klimaendringene og "det grønne skiftet".
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2020. Bronislaw Malinowski: feltarbejde, fortolkning og funktionalisme. 31 pages.
  • Borrevik, Camilla Agnethe. 2019. “We started climate change”. A Multi-level ethnography of Pacific Climate Leadership.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. Universities as Tools for Transformation: Norway's National University Sector and the 2030 Agenda.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. The role of universities in Pacific partnerships for ocean and climate: Invited response to high level panel.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. The role of research and capacity-building in the United Nations BBNJ negotiations (Introduction by Chair).
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. Stillehavet/Oseania: Kunnskap og beslutningsprosesser fra lokalt til globalt nivå i havforvaltning.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. Partnerships for Climate Action: the Science-Policy Nexus (Introduction by Chair).
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. Ocean Economies and the Law of the Sea in an Era of Climate Change .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. Ocean Economies and the Law of the Sea in an Era of Climate Change .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. MARE NULLIUS? Climate Change, Oceanic Sovereignties and Maritime Contestations in the Pacific.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Bayliss-Smith, Tim. 2019. Islands of Rainforest: Agroforestry, Logging and Ecotourism in Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. Havet, livet og døden: blå økonomi og klimakrise på Stillehavsøyene.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. Hav, klima og samfunn på Stillehavsøyene.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. From the (Ocean) Floor: Doing BBNJ Negotiations with Pacific Big Ocean States.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. Climate Change, Oceanic Sovereignties and Maritime Economies in the Pacific. 17 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Borrevik, Camilla Agnethe. 2019. Climate Change in the Islands and the Highlands: Melanesian Manifestations, Experiences and Actions. 15 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2019. Big Ocean States, Blue Economy and the Law of the Sea in the Era of Climate Change.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2018. The River, the Water and the Crocodile in Marovo Lagoon. 32 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2018. Når klimaendringene får havet til å stige, da kan Stillehavsøyene forsvinne!
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2018. Managing Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction in Oceania’s Sea of Islands (Presentation on behalf of the Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations).
  • Hviding, Edvard; Hereniko, Vilsoni. 2018. Making Moana the Pacific Way: Rising Seas and Nowhere to Go.
  • Wagner, JR; Jacka, JK; Hviding, Edvard; Mawyer, A; Muru-Lanning, M. 2018. Introduction: River as Ethnographic Subject. 26 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2018. Indigenous and local knowledges: Island scales and mysteries of the Solomons.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2018. From the Arctic to the Pacific - Ocean and Climate Connections: Introduction by the Chair.
  • Scott, Rolf. E; Hviding, Edvard; Tollefsen, Trygve. 2018. Chea's Great Kuarao. Journal of Anthropological Films.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2018. Big Ocean States, Blue Economy and Global Ocean Sovereignty in an Era of Climate Change.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. STILLEHAVET/OSEANIA: Klima, hav, regionalisme og geopolitikk .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. Rethinking Pacific Studies at the USP.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. Re-claiming the ocean: climate change, oceanic sovereignties and maritime contestations in the Pacific .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. Pacific Studies Talanoa: Between Knowledges.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. MARE NULLIUS? Climate Change, Oceanic Sovereignties and Maritime Contestations in the Pacific .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. Klimaflyktninger: perspektiver fra Stillehavsøyene, der fremtiden er i dag.
  • Borrevik, Camilla Agnethe; Hviding, Edvard. 2017. Islands on the Move? Glimpses of Loss and Damage from Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. Climate change, sovereignty and maritime contestations in the Pacific Ocean .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. Climate change, Oceanic Sovereignties and Maritime Economies in the Pacific.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. Blue Economy, Big Ocean States and Global Ocean Sovereignty.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. Big Money in the Rural: Wealth and Dispossession in Western Solomons Political Economy.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2017. Anthropology Beyond the Comfort Zone? Expanding Our Work into Climate Change Politics and Action on a Global Scale .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2016. The Rising of the Pacific Ocean: Political Impact of the Performing Arts  .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2016. Stillehavsøyene: Klimaendringenes frontlinje .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2016. Pacific Anthropology and Engagements at the Frontline of Climate Change: The ECOPAS project .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2016. Ocean Lives.
  • Tabe, Tammy. 2016. Ngaira Kain Tari - 'We are People of the Sea': A Study of the Gilbertese Resettlement to Solomon Islands (PhD).
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2016. Fremtiden er i dag: Klimakrise og migrasjon i Stillehavet.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2016. Europe and the Pacific: Engaging Anthropology in EU Policy-Making and Development Cooperation. 20 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2016. Climate Change, Oceanic Sovereignties and Maritime Economies in the Pacific .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2016. Antropologisk feltarbeid blant diplomater, kunstnere og klimakrigere .
  • Brandvik, Are Erik. 2016. After the Flood. Reflections on the Sociality of Saltwater Inundation on an Anthropogenic Atoll.
  • Ladstein, Miriam. 2015. Ways of Knowing, Ways of Life. Environment, Education and Climate Change in a Rural Samoan Village.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. The impact of climate change on the Pacific: Interview with Edvard Hviding (ECOPAS Coordinator).
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. The Western Solomons and the Sea: Maritime Cultural Heritage in Sociality, Province, and State. 27 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Keenlyside, Noel. 2015. The Pacific as a climate change frontline: Anthropology and Meteorology .
  • Hviding, Edvard; Keenlyside, Noel. 2015. The Pacific Ocean as a climate change frontline: Anthropology and Meteorology.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. State, religion and the environment in Melanesia .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. State, Religion and the Environment in the Pacific.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Pacific Performance for Climate and Ocean: Introductory Speech to "Moana Rua: The Rising of the Sea".
  • Hviding, Edvard; White, Geoffrey. 2015. Pacific Alternatives: Cultural politics in contemporary Oceania. Sean Kingston Publishing.
  • Hviding, Edvard; White, Geoffrey. 2015. Pacific Alternatives: Cultural Politics in Contemporary Oceania. Sean Kingston Publishing.
  • White, Geoffrey; Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Pacific Alternatives in a Global Context: Dialogues in Oceania. 23 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Norwegian Shipping and Landfall in the South Sea in the Age of Sail. 14 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Non-Pristine Forests: A Long-term History of Land Transformation in the Western Solomons. 24 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Moanas tilblivelse og Europa-turneen / The Making of Moana and the European Tour: innledning på norsk og engelsk i Festspillene i Bergens program for forestillingen "Moana: the Rising of the Sea".
  • Hereniko, Vilsoni; Espiritu, Peter Rockford; Ete, Igelese; Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Moana: the Rising of the Sea (A Stage Drama About Climate Change).
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Moana: The Rising of the Sea. Teaterprogram for 2 forestillinger på Festspillene i Bergen, 29 og 31 mai 2015 (norsk og engelsk).
  • Hereniko, Vilsoni; Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Moana Rua: the Rising of the Sea (A film about climate change and sea-level rise in the Pacific).
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Living in the Ring of Fire: Glimpses of the Long Run of Environmental Experience in the Pacific Islands .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Living in the Ring of Fire: Climate Change and the Long Run of Environmental Experience in the Pacific Islands.
  • Bayliss-Smith, Tim; Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Landesque capital as an alternative to food storage in Melanesia: Irrigated taro terraces in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Environmental Archaeology. 425-436.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Klimaendringenes frontlinje: Stillehavsøyene sett fra ulike faglige perspektiver i EU-prosjektet ECOPAS .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Intervjuet av NRK Hordaland (Mikal Olsen Lerøen) i forbindelse med mottakelse på Flesland flyplass av Festspillartistene fra Oceania Dance Theatre og Pasifika Voices.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Intervjuet av Bergens Tidende (kulturjournalist Mari-Louise Uldbæk Stephan) om klimakrisens konsekvenser for Stillehavssamfunn og om koblingene mellom Statoil som Festspillsponsor og Festspillforestillingen "Moana: the Rising of the Sea" som uttrykk for Stillehavsfolkenes egne opplevelser av klimaendringene.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Borrevik, Camilla Agnethe; Skeistrand Sunde, Sonja. 2015. Intervju og TV-innslag om klimatoppmøtet COP21 og Stillehavslandenes utfordringer: Stipendiat Camilla Borrevik og professor Edvard Hviding ble intervjuet 14.12.2015 av TV2s Sonja Skeistrand Sunde om sine erfaringer fra COP21 i Paris, med særlig vekt på klimaendringenes konsekvenser for Stillehavets nasjoner, og Stillehavsstatenes engasjement på globale arenaer. Et 5-minutters innslag ble sendt i TV2s Lørdagsmagasin.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Fotofili, Katalina. 2015. Intervju i direkte sending av programleder Jan Børge Leirvik, om Festspillenes åpningsseremoni og bidraget fra Oceania Dance Theatre og Pasifika Voices, om de kommende Festspillforestillingene av "Moana: the Rising of the Sea", og om klimakrisens konsekvenser for øyboere i Stillehavet.
  • Papataxiarchis, Evthymios; Kuper, Adam; Gregory, Chris; Miller, Daniel; Meyer, Birgit; Ingold, Tim; Nic Craith, Mairead; de Pina-Cabral, Joao; Eriksen, Thomas Hylland; Wade, Peter; Jiménez, Alberto Corsin; Okely, Judith; Dawson, Andrew; Maguire, Mark; Wulff, Helena; Siniscalchi, Valeria; Cervinkova, Hana; Favero, Paolo; Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Forum rethinking Euro-anthropology. Social Anthropology. 330-364.
  • Torgersen, Eilin H; Hviding, Edvard. 2015. ECOPAS Newsletter no 4.
  • Torgersen, Eilin H; Hviding, Edvard. 2015. ECOPAS Newsletter no 3.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Kleiven, Helga Flesche. 2015. Danser om dødsfrykten: klimaskeptikere har dårlige kår på øyene som trues av utslettelse (kronikk). Bergens Tidende. 46-46.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Big Money in the Rural: Wealth and Dispossession in Western Solomons Political Economy. 473-485.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2015. Adventurous adaptability in the South Sea: Norwegians in ‘the Terrible Solomons’, ca. 1870–1930. 32 pages.
  • Anabalòn, Jonatan Lohne. 2015. "We Rise By Lifting Others". En utforskning av koret Pasifika Voices og Oseania-senteret i Fiji.
  • Furevik, Tore; Hviding, Edvard; Keenlyside, Noel. 2014. “Svakere vinder kan redde Sydhavsøyene – enn så lenge”. Bergens Tidende. 16-17.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. What future for fisheries in the Pacific? .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. Truede øyer? Stillehavets samfunn i klimaendringenes tid  .
  • Hviding, Edvard; Berg, Cato. 2014. The Ethnographic Experiment: A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908. Berghahn Books.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Berg, Cato. 2014. The Ethnographic Experiment in Island Melanesia. 43 pages.
  • Borrevik, Camilla Agnethe; Crook, Tony; Hviding, Edvard; Lind, Craig. 2014. Strategie De Developpement De L'Union Europeenne Dans le Pacifique. .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. Posthumanistiske antropologer? ANTropologiens lukkede rom. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 38-42.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. Modèle de pirogue de guerre, îles de Nouvelle-Géorgie. 28-31. In:
    • Mélandri, Magali; Revolon, Sandra. 2014. L'Éclat des Ombres: L'art en noir et blanc des îles Salomon.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. Living in the Ring of Fire: Glimpses of the Long Run of Environmental Experience in the Pacific Islands (Conference Keynote) .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. Les vies des nguzunguzu: figures de proue de Nouvelle-Géorgie. 124-129. In:
    • Mélandri, Magali; Revolon, Sandra. 2014. L'Éclat des Ombres: L'art en noir et blanc des îles Salomon.
  • Bayliss-Smith, Tim; Hviding, Edvard. 2014. Landesque capital as an alternative to food storage in Melanesia: taro terraces in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. Environmental Archaeology.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. Klimaendring, kultur og samfunn på Stillehavsøyene.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. Hvordan bygger vi internasjonalt ledende forsknings- og utdanningsmiljøer.
  • Haukali, Nora. 2014. Everyday Weather. An ethnography of knowledge and environment in a Fijian village.
  • Borrevik, Camilla Agnethe; Crook, Tony; Hviding, Edvard; Lind, Craig. 2014. European Union Development Strategy in the Pacific. .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. Europe and the Pacific: engaging anthropology in EU policy-making and development cooperation.
  • Torgersen, Eilin H; Hviding, Edvard. 2014. ECOPAS Newsletter no 2.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. Across the New Georgia Group: A.M. Hocart’s Fieldwork as Inter-island Practice. 37 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Crook, Tony; Tevi, F.K. 2014. A Study of European Union Development Strategy in the Pacific .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. "War Canoes of the Western Solomons". 13 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2014. "Truet av havet". To Grader. 22-23.
  • Bayliss-Smith, Tim; Hviding, Edvard. 2014. "Taro terraces, chiefdoms and malaria: explaining landesque capital formation in Solomon Islands". 23 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2013. The dispossession of collective agency: Customary land, logging and social transformation in New Georgia, Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2013. Sciences in the Plural: The UNESCO Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands. Journal of Pacific Studies. 128-143.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2013. Samfunn og ulikheter i globalt perspektiv.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2013. SALTVANNSLIV: Havets betydning for Stillehavsøyenes befolkninger .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2013. Hvordan bygge grunnforskningskollektiv med ulike former for ekstern finansiering.
  • Torgersen, Eilin H; Hviding, Edvard. 2013. ECOPAS: European Consortium for Pacific Studies. Restoring the Human to Climate Change.
  • Torgersen, Eilin H; Hviding, Edvard. 2013. ECOPAS Newsletter no 1.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2013. Challenges of Environment and Climate in the Pacific: Vernacular Models and Grassroots Movements .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2013. Challenges of Climate and Policy in the Pacific Islands: The ECOPAS Project .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2012. Timber, Religion, and Engagements with Capitalism in New Georgia, Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2012. Three-dimensional scanning of an 11 metre war canoe.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2012. Rank and Power in Island Melanesia: The Long Run of Chiefly Practice in the Western Solomons.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2012. Pacific Islands in Peril? Communicating the Frontlines of Climate Change.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2012. New Dispossessions: On Non-Material Origins for Accumulation (Discussant's Review).
  • Bayliss-Smith, Tim; Hviding, Edvard. 2012. Irrigated Taro, Malaria and the Expansion of Chiefdoms: Ruta in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. 36 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2012. In the Tens of Thousands: Conceptualizations of the Large-Scale in New Georgia.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2012. Holy Fathers and Patient Mothers: Gender and Power in an Indigenous Melanesian Church.
  • Aasmundsen Jensen, Camilla. 2012. Dance encounters. Exploring Cook Islands identity through staged performances.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2012. Compressed Globalization and Expanding Desires in Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands. 26 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2012. Chieflessness in a Chiefly Society: Diverging Paths of Power in New Georgia.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2011. Reef and Rainforest: An Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands / Kiladi oro vivineidi ria tingitonga pa idere oro pa goana pa Marovo (2nd Revised Version).
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2011. Re-placing the state in the Western Solomon Islands : the political rise of the Christian Fellowship Church. 39 pages.
  • Rio, Knut Mikjel; Hviding, Edvard. 2011. Pacific Made: Social Movements between Cultural Heritage and the State. 29 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2011. Maritim kultur i globalt perspektiv.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Rio, Knut Mikjel. 2011. Made in Oceania : social movements, cultural heritage and the state in the Pacific. Sean Kingston Publishing.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2011. Intervjuet av journalist Kristin Nordby (Aftenposten) under tittelen Turisme og påkledning: slik bør du ikke kle deg utenfor stranden".
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2011. Intervjuet av journalist Frid Kvalpskarmo Hansen (NRK) under tittelen "Steinpenger fra Stillehavet og annen valuta".
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2011. Intervjuet av Dagbladet v/ journalist Jonas S. Rasch, under tittelen "Tviler på kannibalteorien".
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2011. In Times of Change: Pacific Perspectives on Environment, Economy and Education.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2011. Anthropology and Local Environmental Knowledge: Connections for Rural Education in Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2011. Across the New Georgia Group: A. M. Hocart's Fieldwork as Inter-Island Practice.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2011. 'But the Words Remain': Revelations of Knowledge and the Politics of Loss in Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Vivineina mani tavetena buka pa idere oro goana pa tahamu tinoni na manemaneke tatala.
  • Ulvedal, Ola Bergset. 2010. Turisme, mote, kategoriseringar og makt i Yasawa, Fiji.
  • Torgersen, Eilin Holtan. 2010. The Social Meanings of Hula. Hawaiian Traditions and Politicized Identities in Hilo.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Study Guide and Teacher’s Manual: Reef and Rainforest – An Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands. A Pilot Project in Vernacular Environmental Education for the Pacific Islands. .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Study Guide and Teacher's Manual for "Reef and Rainforest: An Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands" - A Pilot Project for Environmental Education in Solomon Islands. .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Stillehavsstudier ved Universitetet i Bergen.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Stillehavssamlinger revitalisert gjennom forskning, utstilling og digitalisering: teknologi og tilgjengeliggjøring av utilgjengelig kunnskap.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Shifting Shapes of a Cultural Icon: The Digital Repatriation of a Solomon Islands War Canoe.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Sciences in the Plural: The UNESCO Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands (Keynote address).
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Non-pristine forests: a long-term history of land transformation in the Western Solomons.
  • Hatløy, Jørgen. 2010. Networks of Leisure.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Intervjuet av journalist Stian H. Espeland under tittelen "Luksus gir ikke allltid status".
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Intervjuet av journalist Mary Rauto (Fiji Times) under tittelen "Keep it native".
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Intervjuet av journalist Frid Kvalpskarmo Hansen (NRK) under tittelen "Samfunn etter naturkatastrofer: hvem overlever, og hvordan?".
  • Were, Graeme; Hviding, Edvard; Berg, Cato. 2010. Digitisation, Knowledge and Participatory Museology.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2010. Crossing boundaries of knowledge: lessons from implementing the UNESCO Wiki Portal for the Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon.
  • Hægland, Pål. 2010. "I Want My Music to Be My Own". A Contemporary Music Scene in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2009. Veiledning i forskerskoler.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2009. The British Museum War Canoe: A complete life cycle of an object and its digital repatriation (Keynote address).
  • Hess, Mona; Robson, Stuart; Millar, Francesca Simon; Were, Graeme; Hviding, Edvard; Berg, Cato. 2009. NIABARA - The Western Solomons War Canoe at the British Museum: 3D Documentation, Virtual Reconstruction and Digital Repatriation.
  • Straume, Ane. 2009. Medicine of the Past in the Present. A study of medical knowledge and practice in a Solomon Islands village.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2009. Eventyrlyst og tilpasningsevne: Nordmenns liv på "de forferdelige Salomonøyene", ca. 1870-1930. 39 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2008. “Across the New Georgia Group:Inter-Island Connections, Inter-Temporal Methodology and A.M. Hocart’s Fieldwork”.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Berg, Cato; Baines, Graham. 2008. Western Solomons Research Database: A Joint Project of the University of Bergen, Western Province, and the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development.
  • Kvamme, Ole Marius. 2008. Racialized Conflict in a Multiculturial Society Passive Welfare, Tolerance and the logic of Negavtive Prejudice (in an Australian Social Drama).
  • Brendbekken, Marit. 2008. Mephistophelian Modernities Vodou, Anthrosophy and the state in the Dominican-Haitian borderlands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2008. Language and Biodiversity in Melanesia: The UNESCO Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2008. Land, Religion and War Canoes in the Western Solomon Islands: The Political Rise of the Christian Fellowship Church.
  • Kvalie, Dag Terje. 2008. La lucha por la madre tierra. Urfolk, Identitet og stat i colombia.
  • Ngoc Bui, Uy. 2008. After the storm. Natural Disasters and Development in Vietnam.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2008. 100 years of Adventism, 50 years of New Life: land, logging, and the authority of churches in Marovo Lagoon.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Tsunamikatastrofe på Salomonøyene: avsidesliggende landsbyers skjebne ukjent.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Tsunami og jordskjelv rammet Salomonøyene.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Tsunami og jordskjelv på Salomonøyene.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Rescuing the Rural: Environment, Development and Social Movements in the Western Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Post-disaster challenges in the Western Solomon Islands: Report to UNESCO LINKS and South Pacific Office. .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Pacific Pioneers: Early Norwegian settlers and traders in the Solomon Islands. National Express Newspaper. 2 pages.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Omsorg på Salomonøyene.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Norwegians in "The Terrible Solomons": How to survive in the most dangerous corner of the British Empire.
  • Vestli, Lena Marie. 2007. Niueans in New Zealand.Maintaining Village Life in a Metropolitian Context.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Local Knowledge, Natural Science and Anthropology: Making Connections for Environmental Education in Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Local Knowledge and Environmental Education in Solomon Islands: Intergenerational Dialogue in Times of Rapid Change.
  • Sunde, Sonja. 2007. Hope Vale was once a remote Australian Aboriginal Mission.Communication, equality and global change.
  • Benum, Bernhard. 2007. From fishing port to tourist destination: "Discovering" & "developing" a small Nicaraguan town.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Creating a Vernacular Environmental Dictionary in Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2007. Compressed Globalization and Expanding Desires in Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Scott, Rolf. E. 2006. Vincent and the Rainforest: Global Conversations in Rural Melanesia.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Village-level Documentation and Transmission of Local Environmental Knowledge: A Pilot Project for Solomon Islands. .
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Veiledningsutfordringer for feltarbeidsbaserte PhD-prosjekter.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. University of Bergen and International Development Cooperation: Issues in Research and Education.
  • Hviding, Edvard; Scott, Rolf. E. 2006. The Power of Museum Objects: His Grace Reverend Ikan Rove, KBE, of Solomon Islands visits the British Museum.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Språk og identitet i Stillehavet.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Solomon Islands objects inside and outside the museum: biographies, owners and political innovation.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Rescuing the Rural, Replacing the State? Indigenous Development and Asia-Pacific Connections in Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. National conflict, state collapse and the emergence of new forms of governance in Solomon Islands.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Mann under vann: kunnskap, redskap og komprimert tid i Stillehavsfiske.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Languages bought and sold, and persons from overseas: elements of cultural history in New Georgia.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Knowing and Managing Biodiversity in the Pacific Islands: Challenges of Environmentalism in Marovo Lagoon. International Social Science Journal. 69-85.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Gardens of the Sea: Melanesian Reefs and Conditions for the Good Life in Marovo Lagoon.
  • Scott, Rolf. E; Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Filmene Alfred Melotu, The Funeral of a Paramount Chief (45 min)Chea´s Great Kuarao (50min)Vincent and the Rainforest. Global Conversations in Rural Melanesia (70 min)Ble vist og deretter diskutert.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Eventyrere og entreprenører blant hodejegerne: Norske karrierer på Salomonøyene, ca 1880-1920.
  • Vestrheim, Kristin. 2006. Desires for Land, Projects for the Future. Brazilian Sem-terra families reconstructing everyday lives.
  • Hviding, Edvard. 2006. Customary Tenure of Sea and Land: Some Long-Term Lessons from Solomon Islands.
  • Skjervheim, Kjersti. 2006. ''This is where we build our dreams'' University, students and soial movement in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Mountjoy, Thomas. 2006. "Go in hard!" Forging a cultural space through contested social identities: The case study of Bergen Rugby Klubb.

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PhD 1993, University of Bergen

Associate professor of social anthropology, UiB, 1993-1999

Professor of social anthropology, UiB, 1999 -

Head of Department, 2002-2005, 2009-2013

Research Group Director, Bergen Pacific Studies, 2005 -

Scientific Coordinator, European Consortium for Pacific Studies (ECOPAS - FP7), 2012-2016

Executive Producer, "Moana: the Rising of the Sea", Bergen International Festival, 2015.

Research interests: environmental anthropology (with a focus on the utilastion and management of tropical rainforests and coral reefs), weather and climate, knowledge and epistemology, kinship and social organisation, language, historical anthropology, globalisation, social movements, vernacular education, material culture, anthropological film.

Regional interests: Solomon Islands, Melanesia, Oceania, the Pacific region.

Edvard Hviding is the founding director of the Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group based at his university.

He is currently the PI and Director of Mare Nullius: Sea Level Rise and Maritime Sovereignties in the Pacific - An Expanded Anthropology of Climate Change, funded by the Research Council of Norway’s TOPPFORSK programme for 2018-2023. The Mare Nullius project has the aim to build new and urgent interdisciplinary analyses of one of the greatest challenges of our time: how Pacific Islanders and their states prepare for, and react to the effects and impacts of climate change.

From 2012-15 Hviding was the scientific coordinator of the European Consortium for Pacific Studies (ECOPAS), funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework programme. ECOPAS was a multidisciplinary project designed to provide coordination and support to research and policy communities on issues connected to climate change and related processes in the Pacific Islands region, in order to define better options for sustainable development.

During 2008-12 Hviding directed the international research programme Pacific Alternatives: Cultural Heritage and Political Innovation in Oceania with institutional partners in the Pacific (including the national museums of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu), Australia, the United States and Europe. This programme explored the possibilities for building a network of rural fieldworkers in several provinces of the Solomons, including prospects for reviving the cultural sector of the Western Province government. With Dr. Graham Baines, Hviding developed the “Bergen Initiative” after the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Western Solomons in 2007, in an attempt to connect the accumulated, mainly overseas scholarship on the Western Solomons to urgent and more long-term practical needs in that part of Solomon Islands. The establishment of the Western Solomons Research Database, in dialogue with Western Province leaders, is a major outcome of this initiative.

In addition to his leadership and coordination work for the Bergen Pacific Studies group and its research programmes, Edvard Hviding is engaged in the following major research activities:

Vernacular Environmental Education in the Western Solomons. Book project (for UNESCO) that examines the development of a pilot project in vernacular education founded in Hviding’s Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, and that highlights the impressive written work submitted to the pilot project by students at primary and secondary schools in Marovo and North New Georgia.

Rescuing the Rural: The Christian Fellowship Church as a Rural Development Agent. Book project (with Shankar Aswani) about the recent history of the CFC and the remarkable record of the church as an independent social movement that consistently supported rural development during the years of tension and government collapse. The project builds on the close long-term association of both authors with the CFC, its people and its leaders, also including the knighting of the Rev. Ikan Rove in London in 2005.

Working Relations: The Royal Navy in late 19th-century New Georgia. Book project examining the interactions between the people of New Georgia and the British men-of-war HMS Penguin (which was engaged in surveying the New Georgia island during 1893-95) and HMS Royalist (which engaged in punitive expeditions on several occasions between 1889 and 1894). The project builds on Royal Navy logs and journals, and on recollections and oral history from New Georgia.

Solomon Islands artefacts between museums: the Western Solomons war canoe in contemporary political scenes. Book project (with Graham Baines) about Western Solomons war canoes as museum objects and as objects of various political scenes in today’s Western Solomons and Solomon Islands nation. The project builds on both authors’ long-term familiarity with war canoes and their stories in local circumstances (mainly Marovo and Vella Lavella) and on work at the British Museum.

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