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RomaniaTeaching and learning anthropology and ethnography in eastern and southeastern europe: Making sense of cultural difference in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
Culture, Borders, Gender LAB and ΜΑ Program in "History, Anthropology and Culture in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe" of the Dept. of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
in collaboration with the Teaching Anthropology (TA) - A Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, the EASA Teaching Anthropology Network, and the Border Crossings Network
May 12-13, 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece

Deadline for abstract submissions: March 18th, 2018. Download PDF or read the text below.


When we teach anthropology and ethnography in the countries of Eastern and SE Europe, we try to make our students familiar with the study of otherness and introduce them to alternative ways of understanding social phenomena. Yet, we deal with perceptions of cultural difference shaped by notions of cultural homogeneity.

At the same time, current political, social, cultural and economic phenomena affect and transform the lives of the people living in this part of the world. The necessity of dealing with these issues has intensified the demands for academic knowledge production, increasingly through joint and multi-disciplinary research.

If sociocultural anthropology, as well as ethnology and folklore, are to be seen as considerably useful tools for understanding the contemporary context, they not only have to adjust their research strategies and analytical concepts to the current sociopolitical conditions but also to reconsider the boundaries between science, society and the academia. This implies, among other issues, re-thinking and refining the practices of teaching and learning.

The conference invites papers and other interactive, innovative and experimental multi-media presentations which address aspects of teaching and learning anthropology and/or ethnography in SE Europe, in both discipline-related and interdisciplinary, academic and non-academic contexts. The contributions are expected to reflect on teaching experiences, and discuss key questions related to the following issues:

Abstract submission

Deadline for abstract submissions: March 18th, 2018

Selected contributions will form the basis for a 2018 special issue of Teaching Anthropology and/or will feature on the Teaching Anthropology website.

For further information, please, contact

Academic committee

Co-convenor of the EASA Teaching Anthropology Network

Chief Editor of the Teaching Anthropology (TA) - A journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Organising committee

Europe regional Editor of the Teaching Anthropology (TA) - A journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute


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