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, by editing its academic journal Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, its Newsletter and the two publication series. The Association further encourages and supports thematic networks.
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EASA writes letter of concern regarding the Open Learning Initiative (OLIve) at CEU
EASA is concerned at the closure of a flagship programme in refugee support and the lack of transparency regarding the decision. EASA urges CEU to communicate the rationale for this action. Read the letter in full.
EASA grieves the passing of colleague, Pnina Werbner
Pnina passed away last month and is mourned by the anthropological community. Read our obituary. You can also watch her memorial (2hrs).
EASA wrote supporting repatriation of human remains in Trinity College Dublin collection to Inishbofin, County Galway
The good news is that TCD have apologised and the skulls taken in 1890 will be sent back to island following review of university’s past. Read about this in the Irish Times.
EASA writes supporting ABA and democracy in Brazil
EASA supports Brazilian scholarly societies demand for accountability from the attackers of Brazilian democracy and their backers. Read the letter in full.
Mantas Kvedaravičius Film Award
EASA established this film award earlier this year and the winner was announced at the conference. Read more about the award, entrants and winner.
EASA statement in solidarity with Iranian protests
The executive committee of the EASA stands in full solidarity with the Iranian academic community, students, colleagues, Iranian civil society, and those committed to fighting for women’s equality and the rule of law. Read the letter in full.
EASA Integrity Committee Statement on Sexual Harassment and bullying
The IC has written a statement on sexual harassment and bullying within higher education. Read the full statement.
Useful links of support resources for Ukrainians
The Executive Boards of SIEF and EASA have cooperated to disseminate information on support, scholarships and jobs offered to Ukrainian scholars at risk. View this list of opportunities, advice and resources received from various parts of Europe. If you have new/additional information please contact us via the email cited there.
Read the EASA & PrecAnthro survey report "The anthropological career in Europe"
The survey was a collaboration between EASA and members of the PrecAnthro Collective, who have worked
together and mobilised since 2016 to raise awareness about the challenges of developing an academic career
in anthropology. The themes explored in the survey reflect existing academic research on changes to the
academic profession and the casualisation of labour in Europe and beyond. Read a summary of the EASA & PrecAnthro survey report
or view the full report
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Anthropology of Peace, Conflict and Security (APeCS)
APeCS is a research network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists born in 2022 out of the merger between the Anthropology of Security network and the Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology (PACSA). The merger took place at the EASA biennial conference in Belfast, a place in itself rich with significance in terms of peace, conflict, and security. Read more >>
Anthropology of Fascisms
The network serves as a platform for exchange, communication, and mutual support amongst anthropologists of fascisms, the far right, and respective counter-movements. Network activities will contribute to the production of knowledge on actors, movements, practices, ideologies and subjectivities, as well as reflect on methodology, theory and ethics. Read more >>
Multimodal Ethnography Network
The network embraces an understanding of multimodality and multimedia that is simultaneously old/new, analogue/digital, low tech/high tech, in person/at a distance. The network aims to create spaces for playful experimentation with these dichotomies and tensions during plenaries at the bi-annual EASA conference, annual meetings and member-organised events, and through publications in the associated journal entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography. Read more >>
Anthropology of Crime and
The EASA Anthropology of Crime and Criminalisation network (AnthroCrime) aims to place the study of crime, criminalisation and decriminalisation at the heart of critical anthropological inquiry. Current socio-political transformations, such as shifting geopolitical configurations, rising neo-nationalist tendencies, and (cyber)technological developments, push crime to the centre of public debate and to the heart of governmental power. Read more >>
Contemporary 'Spiritual' Practices
Our hope is to establish a cross-disciplinary network and offer regular occasions for exploring within a comparative approach the transversal dynamics as well as the differences within the operative logics of these spiritual practices. A wide variety of spiritual practices overlap and typically belong to various realms between therapy, science, wellbeing, and politics: from New Age to Neopaganism, from ecospirituality to neo-traditionalist movements among numerous categories, this network is open to ‘spiritual’ practices regardless of their cultural contexts. Read more >>