18th EASA Biennial Conference
EASA2024: Doing and Undoing with Anthropology University of Barcelona 23-26 July 2024.

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EASA Network Meetings
Easa network meetings have been booked. Face-to-face meetings can be viewed here, taking place at the EASA2024 conference in Barcelona. For online meetings, please visit the network event pages.

The Art of Observation - If anthropologists are masters of the art of observation, then what kind of art can their observations inspire?

The Art of Observation exhibition

Discover "The Art of Observation", an exhibition featuring editorial illustrations created by artists inspired by short public anthropology articles. The exhibition builds a bridge between academia and art and highlights the transformative power of the two fields, as well as the interdisciplinary collaboration. Behind each article there is often ethnographic research work spanning several years. In a way, it could be said that at the heart of this exhibition there is a cumulative body of work spanning hundreds of years - an atypical endeavour in a world increasingly dominated by speed and quick results.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, more details in the programme >>>

Field/Works II - Generating Ecologies of Trust. Call for Submissions is closed.

The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) is encouraging members to participate online and digitally to the conference this year. As part of the online activities, the convenors of EASA are delighted to announce a call for artworks for the online exhibition project, Field/Works II: Generating Ecologies of Trust, curated by ANTART members Maxime Le Calvé and Jen Clarke. We invite artist-anthropologists to submit multi-modal works that resonate with the theme. Submissions now closed.

Skyddslingarna på Barnalyckan leker tåg by Sandberg, Paul - Upplands Museum, Sweden - CC0. Childcare at EASA2024
A professional childcare service (https://www.meseducacio.coop/) will be offered for children aged 3-12. It will be available at the university facilities during the panel sessions on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 and Friday 26. Parents who are planning to use the service are requested to book in advance, and to leave a €30 refundable deposit (no cancellation refund).
Booking now closed.

Architecture Of An Arch
An installation that explores another model of spatial limit from the trace our body leaves on the ground when it relates with other bodies — human or not. In a participatory workshop, you will build and experience cardboard architectures that arise from that conversation between bodies, exploring if and how they affect your behaviour and perception of your body.
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CONTACT — ksriniva@pa.uc3m.es
Jaime Refoyo (Independent Researcher)
Daria Kovaleva (ILEK, University of Stuttgart)
Karunya Srinivasan (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

LOCATION — Montalegre, 6
Installation: 23 to 26 July — 8:00am to 7:00pm. The installation will evolve each day and you are welcome to visit several times.
Workshop: 24 July — 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Registration required.

red padlock on black computer keyboard by FlyD https://unsplash.com/@flyd2069 Phishing Scam Alert
There are phishing emails circulating this year pretending to be a conference accommodation booking service. This appears to be a widespread problem, impacting a number of conferences this summer.
We do NOT book accommodation for conference delegates, so please delete these emails on receipt and do not, under any circumstances, share your card details.
The scammers appear to be using several email addresses such as support(at)gtravelmanagement.com, sometimes hidden behind a conference-related name. All genuine conference communication will originate from easaonline.org email addresses only: conference(at)easaonline.org; membership(at)easaonline.org; registration(at)easaonline.org
NB! This is not a data breach - the phishers appear to be picking off the names of accepted authors on the conference website and then finding email addresses on institutional websites.

The call for panels and the calls for papers, labs, films and young scholar awards are closed. The calls for proposals received a record 3800 proposals.

Convenors have marked up decisions and the transfer process will take place from 19 February, the selection of films will be announced in April. Due to the conference being oversubscribed, we are unfortunately unable to accept late proposals.

the ethnographic salon poster The Ethnographic Salon The Ethnographic Salon is a creative lab that features experimentation and performative exchange of artistic work-in-progress inspired by field experiences that ill-fit academic writing and theorizing. The aim of the Ethnographic Salon is to inspire innovation in ways that surprise and transform the discipline.

Call for Submissions is now closed.

Fiona Murphy (Dublin City University)
Eva van Roekel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Alisse Waterston (City University of New York, John Jay College)

Welcome

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. We have opened the call for panels to our local languages, Spanish and Catalan, in addition to EASA´s official languages, English and French.

Venues

The two main venues of the conference will be the Facultat de Geografia i Història of UB and the Museu Marítim de Barcelona. They are located in El Raval, in the center of Barcelona. While being in the center, El Raval is also a social periphery: a migrant and working-class neighbourhood that has experienced an intense process of gentrification and touristification in the last decades. The neighbourhood constitutes an appropriate platform to reflect on questions of interest to European (and global) Anthropology, including the flows of people, knowledge, commodities, and capital shaping contemporary social life; the human and non-human activities involved in place-making processes; the construction of meaning and hope at the intersection of centre and periphery. We would like the neighbourhood to be a protagonist in the conference: several activities, such as visits and laboratories, will be organised within the neighbourhood.

Scientific Committee

Mikel Aramburu Otazu
María Soledad Cutuli
Aníbal G. Arregui
Anna Horolets
Hege Høyer Leivestad
Ana Ivasiuc
Ruy Llera Blanes
David Mills
Irene Sabaté Muriel
Mafe Olarte-Sierra
Roger Sansi Roca (convenor of EASA2024)
Robert D. Smith
Monica Stroe

Local Committee

Mikel Aramburu Otazu
Roger Canals Vilageliu
Camila del Mármol (convenor of EASA2024)
Ignacio Elpidio Domínguez Ruiz
Aníbal G. Arregui
Fabiola Mancinelli
Raúl Márquez Porras
Isaac Marrero Guillamón
Irene Sabaté Muriel
Roger Sansi Roca (convenor of EASA2024)