September 29, 2020

Officially created on 1 January 2017, the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et du Pacifique (House of Human and Pacific Science) is part of the National Network of Maisons des Sciences de l'Homme (Houses of Human Sciences). It is the most recent of the 23 existing Maisons...

September 2, 2020

Oceania (defined here as Australia, eastern Indonesia, New Guinea and the Pacific Islands), presents a unique setting for trans-disciplinary enquiry into the processes of socio-cultural evolution and diversification, and the influence of different environmental setting...

September 1, 2020

Deadline for apllications: Monday 2 November 2020

The Embassy of France in Australia and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia are proud to announce the launch of the Social Science Collaborative Research Program. This research funding program will support an...

September 1, 2020

Date: 11 Sep 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm (GMT+08:00) Perth

Place: the Alliance Française patio - 75 Broadway, Nedlands WA

The AFRAN and the Alliance Française in Perth have the immense pleasure to host the first Café Scientifique  with brilliant/young  archaeologist speciali...

August 31, 2020

This year the AFRAN Association will support 8 of its members' initiatives with a budget of 22 000 Au$.

  • Deep Histories of Oceania

The ancient Pleistocene continent of Australia, or Sahul, presents a diversity of cultures and languages that is unrivalled in the wor...

August 28, 2020

Wednesday 2 September, 6 - 7pm AWST

The Pacific Ocean is the largest on our planet and the story of its human exploration and settlement is one of amazing sailing capabilities and co-adaptation between island environments and human populations. This oceanic continent co...

August 17, 2020

Early French voyages, led by commanders like Baudin, Bougainville, Lapérouse, D’Entrecasteaux, Freycinet, Duperrey and Dumont d’Urville, were the first to name, describe and beautifully illustrate many Australian species.

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 5:30 PM

While the Matthe...

July 7, 2020

Watch a video of a keynote given by AFRAN member Emily Dotte-Sarout as part of a Symposium organised at the UNC in September 2019 (in French!)

Emily presented some results of her previous postdoc in the School of Archaeology & Anthropology at the Australian National Uni...

July 3, 2020


This year’s call seeks to further empower the AFRAN community by supporting initiatives that complement those already eligible for funding under the suite of cooperation support mechanisms provided by the French Embassy in Australia (e.g. mobility, internships,...

June 24, 2020

A second call for application of the 2020 Pacific Fund is now open until 1 September 2020. To be selected, projects will need to contribute to the regional insertion of French collectivities: New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna.

The Fund for economic, soc...

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