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 2024 Logo EASA 2024 Call for Panels is open!
The conference will be hosted by the Department of Anthropology of Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Catalan and Spanish anthropology have been historically peripheral to the big schools of anthropological research, but in the last decades they have experienced a considerable development, and established an open dialogue and strong ties with European and Latin American anthropology.
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ERC webinar flyer 11 October 2023 Social Anthropology and ERC funding, 11 October 2023
A webinar with SH3 panel coordinator Lionel Thelen and successful ERC StG grantees and EASA members Maddalena Gretel Cammelli, Tessa Diphoorn, and Elżbieta Drążkiewicz.
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EASA-TAN NETWORK, co-organizer of the MAJOR CONFERENCE: ANTHROPOLOGY AND EDUCATION, Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), 25 June – 28 June 2024, SENATE HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.


In the run up to the Anthropology and Education major conference we will also have a series of online events. These have been organised by the four co-organisers: RAI Education Committee, IUAES Commission on Anthropology and Education, EASA Teaching Anthropology Network, and Council on Anthropology and Education, a section of the American Anthropological Association.

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Doing Histories, Imagining Futures: First International Conference of the Histories of Anthropologies
4-7 December 2023, on-line
Organized by the History of Anthropology Network (HOAN)

Call for papers closes June, 30 2023
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Election EASA statement in response to the recent conference organized by the ‘Research Centre Global Islam’
EASA statement in response to the recent conference organized by the ‘Research Centre Global Islam’ headed by Prof. Dr. Susanne Schröter at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany Read the statement in full.

Election 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.

Election New EASA Executive Committee has been elected
Voting took place from 15th December 2022 until 16th of January 2023. See here for the voting results.
The handover meeting for the new Executive Committee will take place 6-8 February 2023 in Barcelona.

EASA writes supporting repatriation of human remains in Trinity College Dublin collection to Inishbofin, County Galway
The executive committee of the EASA, writes at the invitation of the Trinity Legacies Review Working Group, requesting the return of all human remains contained in the College’s Haddon-Dixon Collection to their descendant communities.Read the letter in full.

Mantas Kvedaravičius portrait - credit MFA Luthuania 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.

EASA logo - Ukraine version 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.

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New networks

The Sensory Media Anthropology Network
The Sensory Media Anthropology Network brings the subfields of media anthropology and sensory anthropology into sustained dialogue, facilitating an integrated theorisation of media and the sensory. It also expands methodological approaches to sensory ethnographic studies of media practices. Read more >>

Anthropology of History (NAoH)
The Network of an Anthropology of History (NAoH) encompasses research that examines how ‘history is cultural’ (Sahlins 1984). It addresses an anthropology of history, history making and historicities (Hirsch & Stewart 2005, Stewart & Palmié 2016, 2019) i.e., ways to understand and experience time and temporality in ethnographic and anthropological research. Read more >>

Anthropology of Fascisms (ANTHROFA)
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 (MULTIMODAL)
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 >>