EASA Media Anthropology Network Events

Upcoming events

Online Workshop “Media Anthropologies in Europe”

14 October 2021 (13:00-16:45 UTC+2); 15 October 2021 (09:15-13:15 UTC+2)

Organized by Giulia Battaglia (IRMECCEN, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris), Philipp Budka (University of Vienna, EASA Media Anthropology Network Convener) and Elisabetta Costa (University of Groningen, EASA Media Anthropology Network Convener).

Building on previous EASA Media Anthropology Network activities – including the latest panels at the EASA conferences, the biennial workshops, and e-seminar series, this online workshop aims at reflecting on different traditions and practices of ‘media anthropology’ in different European countries. Invited speakers include Elisenda Ardevol (University of Barcelona), Paula Uimonen (Stockholm University) and Nicolas Nova (Geneva University of Art & Design / Sciences Po).

The workshop will take place via Zoom. To participate, please register below.


14 October 2021 (13:00-16:45 UTC+2)

13:00-13:15: Giulia Battaglia, Elisabetta Costa & Philipp Budka. Welcome & introduction.

13:15-14:00: Elisenda Ardevol (University of Barcelona, Spain). Tales from the media bush.

14:00-14:30: Marina Brancato (University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy). “Resemantize the gaze”: Notes for a feminist media anthropology.

14:30-15:00: Pip Hare, Bina Mohn & Astrid Vogelpohl (University of Siegen, Germany). Using camera ethnography to research media practices in early childhood and to invite audiences to become researchers themselves.

15:15-15:45: Gulniza Taalaibekova (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany). Religion as mediation or mediatization of religion? On the question of what media are and what they are not in anthropology of religion.

15:45-16:15: Matthew Rosen (Ohio University, US). Books are media, but can there be a media anthropology of books? Making a case for biblio-ethnography from the margins of Europe.

16:15-16:45: Nazlı Özkan (Koç University, Turkey).A historical anthropological approach to new media: Radio, television, and mobile devices in Turkey.

15 October 2021 (09:15-13:15 UTC+2)

09:15-09:30: Coffee Chat.

09:30-10:15: Paula Uimonen (Stockholm University, Sweden). Digital anthropology in Sweden: Multi-sited ethnography in a mediated world.

10:15-10:45: Kübra Zeynep Sarıaslan (LSE, UK). Political economy of Turkish news in German exile.

10:45-11:15: Philipp Budka (University of Vienna, Austria).Anthropologies of sociotechnical mediation in Austria.

11:30-12:00: Sarah Bittel (The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland). European dreams: Bridging expectations and aspirations.

12:00-12:45: Nicolas Nova (Geneva University of Art & Design, Switzerland / Sciences Po, France). Anthropologies of digital media opacity.

12:45-13:15: Final Discussion

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Past events


EASA2020: Panel "Engaged Media Anthropology in the Digital Age" (Philipp Budka & Sahana Udupa).

An e-seminar (No. 65) on decoloniality and extreme speech.


Workshop "Decoloniality and the Digital Turn in Media Anthropology", 11 October 2019 at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. Organized and hosted by the Media Anthropology Network, European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), and ERC Project ForDigitalDignity ONLINERPOL, LMU Munich.

An e-seminar (No. 64) on mobile technology, mediation and social change in rural India.


EASA2018 in Stockholm: Panel "The Digital Turn: New Directions in Media Anthropology" (Philipp Budka, Elisabetta Costa & Sahana Udupa).

Two e-seminars (No. 62-63), including a follow-up e-seminar on "The Digital Turn in Media Anthropology".


Workshop “Anthropologies of Media and Mobility: Theorizing movement and circulations across entangled fields” in cooperation with EASA's Anthropology and Mobility Network (ANTHROMOB), Locating Media (Siegen) and a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School (Cologne); University of Cologne, 14-16 September (mediamobility.wordpress.com/). Supported by EASA.

Three e-seminars (No. 59-61), including a joint e-seminar with ANTHROMOB on “Media and Mobility” to continue and expand workshop discussions.


EASA2016 in Milan: Panel “Media Anthropology's Legacies and Concerns” (Philipp Budka, Elisenda Ardevol & John Postill).

Four e-seminars (No. 55-58), including a joint e-seminar with the American Anthropological Association's Digital Anthropology Group and its Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology & Computing on “Facebook as Research Field and Research Platform”.


Workshop “Theorising Media and Conflict” at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna organised by John Postill, Philipp Budka and Elke Mader; 23-24 October. The workshop was supported by EASA, the Austrian Research Association (ÖFG) and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna.

Selected papers of this workshop were published in the volume "Theorising Media and Conflict" edited by Philipp Budka and Birgit Bräuchler (Berghahn's Anthropology of Media Series, https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/BudkaTheorising).

Five e-seminars (No. 50-54), including an e-seminar to continue and expand discussions of the “Theorising Media and Conflict “ workshop.