Events of NAGS

 

FUTURE EVENTS

Call for papers:
7-8 December 2021
Two-day Virtual Workshop ‘Anthropology of reproductive governance and justice’

In an era of anti-gender movements, political opposition to academic education in gender studies and critical race studies, and infringements on reproductive rights and legislation in various countries across the globe, anthropologists have been turning more and more toward the study of the political, social and cultural entanglements of gender and anti-gender thought. After focusing on anti-gender and far-right movements in 2019 in Amsterdam, the upcoming EASA’s Network for the Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality invites papers for a two-day virtual workshop on the anthropology of reproductive governance and justice, to be held on 7-8th of December, 2021.

In this workshop, we aim to address contemporary dynamics and challenges in the anthropological study of reproductive governance and justice in different contexts across the globe. We welcome completed research as well as work in progress, thinkpieces or theoretical reflections.

To submit a paper, read more here.


The demonstration organized in Warsaw, Poland by Razem, leftist political party to protest against visit of Donald Trump, July 6 2017
The demonstration organized in Warsaw, Poland by Razem, leftist political party to protest against visit of Donald Trump, July 6 2017. Photo by Jacek Malczewski, Agencja Gazeta, https://bit.ly/3gOUNH7

We wish to invite you all to our annual Network Meeting ahead of the EASA conference, on Monday July 20, 4 pm WST/BST. You can check your time zone here: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

We want to pick up our conversation where we left it at our meeting last September during the two-day International Workshop entitled ‘Is Gender Dangerous? Unravelling anti-gender and anti-migrant movements and reflecting on the current challenges of doing research on gender’, hosted by VU University Amsterdam.

We live in politically and socially challenging times and witness polarization in which issues of gender and sexuality are playing a central role. Women’s and LGBT rights, femininity and masculinity, have all entered new interesting phases of being interwoven with nationalism by right-wing, populist and other political and social actors.

Anthropologists have a lot to contribute to this conversation and are only beginning to investigate these complex developments through in-depth online and offline ethnography.

Join our meeting to discuss these and other topics of your concern! We welcome fresh ideas, input and initiatives to develop with the Network!

We particularly welcome candidates to take up tasks within NAGS in the following teams:
1) Social Media
2) Organisation Committee for the next Interannual Meeting and Workshop

Let us know if you are interested and join by rsvp here: https://shindig.com/login/event/easanet-nags Please note that to attend the Network Meeting you do not need to participate in the EASA 16th Biennial Conference.

Those of you who participate in the virtual EASA 2020 are warmly invited to join the NAGS panel, co-organized with European Network for Queer Anthropology (ENQA), P014 “Despite differences? Identity politics and solidarities in/of feminist and queer projects”, which takes place on Friday, July 24 and starts at 11 am WST/BST.

We look forward to seeing you soon, An and Monika


PAST EVENTS

Conference:
19-20 September 2019, VU University Amsterdam
Is Gender Dangerous? Unravelling anti-gender and anti-migrant movements and reflecting on the current challenges of doing research on gender

The Network for the Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality (NAGS) of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) held its Interannual Meeting and two-day workshop on 19-20 September 2019 at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Conference programme
Conference poster


Call for Papers:
19-20 September 2019, VU University Amsterdam
Is Gender Dangerous? Unravelling anti-gender and anti-migrant movements and reflecting on the current challenges of doing research on gender

Over the last years, we have witnessed a growing importance of gender and sexuality issues in public and political debate, particularly in relation to migration and refugee issues. During this NAGS interannual meeting, we aim to interrogate the roles of anthropologists and students of gender and sexuality in current changing social landscapes marked by heightened nationalism and the rise of populist and right-wing thought.

The Network for the Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality (NAGS) of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) will hold its Interannual Meeting and two-day workshop on 19-20 September 2019 at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

We welcome contributions by anthropologists and others with different disciplinary backgrounds who engage with current social, political and cultural entanglements of gender and anti-migration. We particularly invite contributions that engage broadly with the themes (read more here).

Please read more here


(En)gendering new conversations: ethnographic research and its contribution to politicized debates on gender and sexuality
23-24th of November
Faculty of Theology Groningen, the Netherlands
Read the theme and programme

Panel at EASA2016: P139 Religion, maternal identities and practices
URL: nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2016/panels.php5?PanelID=4137
Convenors: Florence Pasche Guignard (Université de Fribourg)Dawn Llewellyn (Chester)

Panel: The role of gender in the distinctions between religion, secularity and spirituality
Anna Fedele and Kim Knibbe organized a panel at the IAHR conference in Erfurt titled “The role of gender in the distinctions between religion, secularity and spirituality”, which generated quite a lot of interest.
URL: www.iahr2015.org/iahr/2036.html


Panel: Innovation and continuity in the anthropology of gender and sexuality EASA conference, Tallinn 2014
URL: www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2014/panels.php5?PanelID=3108

The inaugural panel of the network entitled “Innovation and continuity in the anthropology of gender and sexuality” received many paper proposals and we had to turn down very good papers. The 11 papers that were selected touched upon a diversity of topics and attracted more audience than we expected, we had difficulties accommodating them all. We are planning to publish an edited volume based on the outcomes of this panel.


Panel: Same-sex sexualities and ethnic minorities in Europe EASA conference Tallinn 2014.
URL: www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2014/panels.php5?PanelID=3065

This panel was co-ordinated by Wim Peumans, Luca Bartozzi and Linda Sólveigar Guðmundsdóttir. It was associated also with the European Network for Queer Anthropology)


Network meeting at the EASA conference in Tallinn, 2014

The first network meeting was attended by some 30 colleagues and some of them offered to
help us organize the network and develop the list serv as well as a webpage.

Brief summary of the main points we discussed

Future plans: Organization for 2017 of a network meeting, a conference about the anthropology of gender and sexuality, following the example of other networks (e.g. medical anthropology network) holding their meetings in the years when there is no EASA conference taking place Creation of subgroups: we encouraged the creation of subgroups within NAGS focusing on certain geographical or thematic areas.

Laura Stark has proposed the creation of a subgroup on Africa. Her email:

Collaborations

Future possible collaborations proposed by participants during the network meeting