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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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EASA2018: Staying, Moving, Settling
Registation remains open for the upcoming biennial conference. This will take place in the picturesque Swedish capital that spreads over 14 islands between the Baltic Sea and Mälaren (Sweden’s third-largest lake). Join us for four days of panels, labs, plenary discussions and more. Read more here!

Extended call for Editors

EASA is looking for new editors for its journal, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale.

Applications are invited for the position of Editor-in-Chief or Co-Editor-in-Chief of EASA’s peer-reviewed journal, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale.  The journal changes its editors every four years, and the current editors (Sarah Green and Patrick Laviolette) end their term this year. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in steering the intellectual conversation amongst anthropologists, and to reflect, as well as help to shape, current debates and emerging issues of interest to anthropology. Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, as the journal of EASA, is also the place where the views and concerns of anthropologists based in European universities can be fully aired. The job is a big responsibility; but it also has enormous intellectual rewards.

Applications with CV should be sent to the Secretary (alberto.corsin-jimenez(at)cchs.csic.es) by 22 June. Meetings with potential candidates will be held during the EASA biennial conference in Stockholm in August.

EASA Early Career Award, 2018

EASA has opened nominations for Early Career Awards, 2018. These awards are for best published article, monograph or equivalent.

Nominees must be enrolled on a PhD programme or have been awarded a PhD in Social Anthropology (or equivalent) in the past five years. Both nominators and nominees must be current members of EASA. The online nomination form requires:

  • Nominee's name and current institution or equivalent
  • Title and publisher of the article, monograph or equivalent for which they are being nominated.
  • Brief statement (~100 words) from the nominator explaining why this output merits awarding this individual.
  • Name and email of nominator
  • Tick box that both the nominator and nominee are members of EASA.

The deadline for submissions is 22 June.

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