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The European Association of Social Anthropologists (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.

EASA is a sister association of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) and a member of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA).

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Election  EASA Needs You: please consider standing for election to the Executive committee 2019-2020

EASA requests members to consider standing for a term on the EASA Executive Committee. The deadline for receipt of applications is 11 December.

Read more information here.

Motion on Israeli academic institutions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories - online voice emphatic

EASA members voted in an online poll in overwhelming numbers to express their solidarity with colleagues in occupied Palestinian territories: In support: 830; Not in support: 21; Abstentions: 37. Read more.

New in Paperback in EASA Book Series

Economy, crime and wrong in a neoliberal era

Volume 36: September 2018, $130.00/£92.00
Edited by James G. Carrier

Corporate scandals since the 1990s have made it clear that economic wrong-doing is more common in Western societies than might be expected. This volume examines the relationship between such wrong-doing and the neoliberal orientations, policies, and practices that have been influential since around 1980, considering whether neoliberalism has affected the likelihood that people and firms will act in ways that many people would consider wrong. It furthermore asks whether ideas of economic right and wrong have become so fragmented and localized that collective judgement has become almost impossible.

As of June 1st 2018, EASA members are entitled to a 25% discount off any Berghahn title when ordering via the Berghahn website. Simply insert the code EASA at checkout. See the book series page for other titles.

Fire The Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro

The EASA Executive Committee expresses its support to colleagues in Brazil for the tragedy that took place at the 200 year old Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, which was ravaged by fire on 3 September, destroying collections and precious archives of one of the most prestigious departments of anthropology. Many fragile artefacts from indigenous Brazilian communities are understood to have been destroyed, including irreplaceable documentation of endangered and extinct Indigenous languages, and we extend our sympathies to those communities for their loss.

We'd encourage colleagues to read the Statement from the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology on the fire destroying the Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro (PDF).

Reconstructing the Francisca Keller Library: this library is part of the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology of the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (PPGAS/MN/UFRJ). PPGAS, together with UFRJ’s Library System, is beginning a book donation campaign. Learn more here.


The conference in Stockholm comprised four days of panels, labs, plenary discussions and more. Read more here!


The next biennial will take place in Lisbon 21-24 July 2020. More information will follow in the months ahead.


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Anthropology of Labour Network (AoL)
Since the global financial crisis in 2008, anthropologists have rekindled their interest in studies of labor issues. Studies have looked at classical questions pertaining to mass work in the contexts of new and waning industries while paying special attention to rising trends of growing informal or casualized labor arrangements. Read more >>