The 28 February 2020, Sébastien Plutniak was invited to give a presentation at the “Dynamiques relationnelles” seminar, organised by Olivier Allard and Isabelle Yaya MacKenzie at the Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale in Paris. His talk, entitled “Savoirs spéléologiques et structures sociales dans une communauté rurale du Sepik, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée” was an opportunity to have an in-depth discussion about the sociological aspects of the Papuan Past Project. The participants of this seminar are experts in kinship analysis, both from a general perspective and in the use of advanced computing methods applied to the analysis of kinship networks, such as the Puck software, which is also used in the Papuan Past Project.
The 16th December, GreenReport.it, an Italian online journal dedicated to ecological and economical topics, published an article about the Papuan Past Project. This article, entitled “La memoria dell’umanità è nascosta nel genoma dei papuasi” (“The memory of humanity is hidden in the genome of the Papuan people”), summarizes our 2019 fieldwork and the main questions addressed in our research. We are delighted with this presentation of our work to the Italian public.
The Colloquium “Current Trends in Papuan Linguistics”, took place the 10-11 Dec 2019 at the INALCO Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Paris, France).
Dr Nicolas Brucato on behalf of the Papuan Past Project, gave a presentation entitled “A genetic perspective on the complex settlement of the Melanesian world”.
Congratulations to the Papuan Past Project which had a photograph selected by a panel of professional photographers and researchers along with 20 other laureates in the competition La preuve par l’image 2019 edition, organized by the French National Centre for Scientific Research.Continue reading “Papuan Past Project short listed for the best French scientific photograph of 2019”