17th EASA Biennial Conference
26-29 July 2022 in Belfast
It was decided at EASA2020 that the 17th EASA biennial conference would take place in Belfast on 26-29 July, 2022. At that point, the world had only known COVID-19 for half a year and was hopeful that solutions for ending the pandemic would come soon and be permanent.
Now, more than a year later, we are much more cautious about laying plans for large-scale international events. Vaccination rates in Europe (and even more in the whole world) differ radically, as do travel restrictions, entry requirements, likelihood for booster shots - adding a notable level of complication before one even gets to questions like the growing precarity of our delegate base, overwork among scholars, availability of funds for conference-related activities and travel… We see some ‘sister’ events deciding to go virtual in 2022, while others remain on course planning in-person or hybrid events. Predicting the future has never been a more thankless job.
Call for panels
EASA still plans for EASA2022 to take place in Belfast, but in order to be able to be sure what kind of a conference we are advertising for, the Executive Committee along with the Local Committee from Queen’s University Belfast have decided to open the Call for Panels on 8 November and the CFP in mid-January.
This will hopefully give us more time to understand how things are moving.
We will email out the Call for Panels to all EASA members and EASA2020 delegates as soon as the Call opens. If you are new to EASA conferences, or a returning member from previous conferences, please make sure you check back here in early November.
PLEASE NOTE: regardless of whether the 2022 conference is in-person, hybrid or virtual, the main rules of EASA conferences will apply:
- Panels should have at least two co-convenors (panel organisers) from different institutions, and ideally from different countries.
- At least one of the convenors must have a PhD degree.
- ‘Each conference role once rule’ - delegates (those attending the conference) may only make one presentation each. It is allowed to be a co-author on additional papers if you are not the one presenting them. In addition, a delegate may also convene once (be that a plenary, panel, lab or roundtable) and be a discussant or a chair in one plenary session, panel, or roundtable. Roundtable participation counts as being a discussant, not a presenter.
- All convenors and presenters must be members of EASA (during 2022), and pay their subscription before the conference. You need not conform to this rule when making your proposal, but must address it after your proposal has been accepted.
- EASA requires all accepted panels to be open to paper proposals through the website: panels should not be organised as 'closed' sessions, although roundtables can be.
- When proposing an EASA network panel, please inform the network convenors of your proposal before submitting it. The network name must be appended to the title of the proposed panel. e.g. Latest research in soul kitchens [Anthropology of Food Network].
- All attending the conference, including panel convenors, paper presenters, discussants and chairs, will need to register and pay to attend.
We will shortly put up likely registration fees for the event, so that those seeking funds can use those amounts in their budgets.