EASA Newsletter No 66 2016

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Hylland EriksenLetter from the President
In the last Newsletter, we reported from the Annual General Meeting entitled ‘Making Anthropology Matter’ in Prague. Several publications based on the proceedings at this meeting are forthcoming, and the policy paper ‘Why anthropology matters’, authored by the EASA Executive (...) Read more.

RountreeLetter from the Book Series Editor
The EASA book series is above all about showcasing the exciting work of the Association's members, so please don't hesitate to contact us with your proposal ideas. Whether you are just beginning to think about publishing your work, or have already started to compile a book proposal, the series would be happy to hear from you. (...) Read more.

Call for new Book Series Editor
EASA seeks a new Book Series Editor to take over from Eeva Berglund, whose term of office has now come to an end. The expectation is that the EASA Book Series will be in the vanguard of ethnographic or theoretical developments in specific areas of anthropological inquiry. (...) Read more.

Call for proposals for Biennial Conference 2018
The EASA Executive Committee welcomes and encourages institutions wishing to host the next EASA Conference (2018) to submit their interest as early as possible and before 1 June 2016. A shortlist will be announced on 15 June and hearings will be held during the EASA Conference in Milan. (...) Read more.

Network news
Upcoming events, reports from previous events, publications by network members and details of two new EASA networks. (...) Read more.

BarthFredrik Barth (1928–2016)
On 24 January, Fredrik Barth passed away at the age of 87. Barth was an honorary member of EASA, and gave a plenary presentation to the very first EASA conference in Coimbra in 1990, entitled ‘Towards greater naturalism in conceptualizing societies’. The lecture was subsequently published in Adam Kuper, ed.: Conceptualizing Society (Routledge 1992). (...) Read more.