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EASA is a member of


EASA is a professional association open to all social anthropologists either qualified in, or else working in, Europe.

The Association seeks to advance anthropology in Europe by organizing biennial conferences.

EASA's academic journal, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale appears four times a year and is available free of charge to all paid-up members.


Read more about this event that attracted 1130 delegates to Tallinn in early August. View the photos; videos of plenaries to be posted shortly.

On the history of the EASA: Texts from EASA2014
- EASA Plenary talk by Adam Kuper
- EASA at the beginning: The meeting of 1989 by Sydel Silverman
- EASA beyond crisis: Continuities and innovation in European anthropology by Antónia Pedroso de Lima

EASA bookseries
Call for submissions for edited collections and monographs. More details.

ISE paper on Open Access
EASA is a member of the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) who recently released a statement on 'Learned Societies, Academic Publishing and Transitions to Open Access'. Read more (PDF)


William Kavanagh 06/05/1947 - 29/04/2014
It is with great sadness that EASA has learned that William Kavanagh (Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid) has passed away. William was a longstanding member of EASA, had convened the Europeanist network for many years, and was actively involved in the WCAA. He will be greatly missed.

Gerd Baumann 13/11/1953 - 15/01/2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of anthropologist Gerd Baumann on 15 January 2014. Baumann was a member of EASA' Executive Committee from 1997 to 2000, holding its Chair in the years 1999-2000. We wish to express our sincere condolences to his family. Read the obituaries here. We would also like to take this opportunity to invite our members to contriute comments to and memories of Gerd Baumann's life. Please email  with your contributions.


App Anth logoEASA Applied Anthropology Network now has a logo.
If your network has a logo that is not displayed on the EASA pages, please email it to us at

Call for new EASA networks
Disaster and Crisis Anthropology Network (DICAN) PDFPDF
AMCE opens the call for its first ethnographic film and media programme

New network publications

Journal of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia Volume 1, Issue 2, Winter 2013. View details of the Issue here.

Anthropology of Law and Rights Network: Read a report from the workshop on Migration within and To the Global South: Alternative Histories, Labour Policies, and Citizenship Regimes, carried out at University of Cologne (5-7 Dec.).

MEDNET's collected volume on the transformations at Europe’s borders:
Jutta Lauth Bacas, William Kavanagh (eds) 2013: BORDER ENCOUNTERS New York, Oxford: Berghahn.

A report from the first EASA Applied Anthropology Network symposium, entitled The destiny of anthropology – extinction or renaissance? is now available on the network's events page.

The Gloss of Harmony: The Politics of Policy Making in Multilateral Organisations Edited by Birgit Müller of the Anthropology of International Governance Network

The Anthropology of Persianate Societies a New Book Series by AMCE Network

Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia a Journal emerging from the work of the AMCE Network

AnthroVision, a journal by Vaneasa

Anthropology of Europe, book series of the Europeanist Network