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Networks: Media Anthropology Network

The Media Anthropology Network, European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), aims to foster international discussion and collaboration around the anthropology of media. The network also hopes to contribute to the theoretical and empirical development of this anthropological subfield.

Although many of our exchanges take place via our mailing list, we also meet regularly offline. Our first biennial general meeting took place during the 8th EASA conference, held in Vienna in September 2004 (see minutes of the meeting). A second meeting was held at EASA's Bristol conference in September 2006. We met in Ljubljana in the summer of 2008 and two years later in Maynooth (Ireland). In the summer of 2014 we met in Tallinn and in 2016 in Milan. Our most recent network meeting took place at the 15th EASA conference in Stockholm in August 2018. All EASA members are welcome at these network meetings and we are particularly keen to hear from people who wish to play an active role in the network.

We have also organised a number of workshops and panels over the years at locations such as Munich (2019), Milan (2016), Vienna (2015), Tallinn (2014) and London (2011). Our most recent panel at an EASA conference was in Stockholm in August 2018 and focused on the digital turn in media anthropology.

Join the network

For further details or to join the network, please contact Sahana Udupa (University Munich), Elisabetta Costa (University of Groningen) or Philipp Budka (University of Vienna): sahana.udupa(at)lmu.de, e.i.g.costa(at)rug.nl, ph.budka(at)philbu.net

Present a paper at a Network e-seminar

Since 2004, the Media Anthropology Network has been organizing e-seminars on media anthropology related papers (e.g. working papers and already published material) and events (e.g. follow-up seminars on workshops and panels). Within these seminars, anthropologists as well as media and communication scholars have been discussing a diversity of topics via the network's mailing list. All e-seminar related documents are openly available here.

If you are interested to contribute a paper, please email Veronica Barassi (veronica.barassi1(at)gmail.com) or Nina Grønlykke Mollerup (ninagmollerup(at)gmail.com) explaining your idea for the paper, and negotiate a free slot in the e-seminar schedule.

Support the EASA Media Anthropology Network

If you'd like to support the network, please email one of the network's convenors (see above) who will get back to you to discuss how you want to work with us.


Subscribe to the network mailing list or follow the network via twitter.