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EASA2016 Logo14th EASA Biennial Conference

'Anthropological legacies and human futures', the 14th EASA2016 biennial conference will be hosted by the Department of Human Science for Education 'Riccardo Massa' and Department of Sociology and Social Research at University of Milano-Bicocca (“Unimib”) located in Milan. This looks set to be the largest EASA yet: 15 labs, 3 film/AV streams, 150 panels, 1300 papers, 12 publishers and 1700 delegates. Yet we hope the event will retain the traditional warmth and friendliness of these events, even in the face of a new and uncertain future.

Registration is now closed.

EASA16 book Download the travel information PDF
View the live programme, using the links on the right.
Download the 'printed' conference programme as PDF and EPUB (this will have inaccuracies due to last minute changes - see those we know about below)
Download Italian news article about the conference PDF



  • Third session of P134 will be in U6-1A
  • Panels P025, P038, P047, P139 will all take place in U6-30 (not as per grid in back of printed programme)
  • Session 4 (Dalum-Tilds) of the AV/Multmedia stream has been cancelled.
  • Lab 11 meeting place is Piazzetta Difesa per le Donne (search on Google maps Segreterie Studenti UniMIB)
  • P075 reduced to a single session from 9am
  • Film presentations session 3, U7-18: The embodiment of conflict. The prohibition of Sign Language in Dutch elderly deaf people's younger years, Anja Hiddinga (University of Amsterdam) - will now start at 10am not 9am as advertised.
  • There will be a Call for an EASA Network for Anthropologies of Energy meeting, Thu 17:00-18:45, U6-1B. See Events.
  • Network of Ethnographic Theory (NET) network meeting is now Thursday, not Friday. See Events.
  • Strang has been added to P047.
  • The following presenters will not attend/present: Andersson (P023) Ange (P118), Ange (P118), Babul (P075), Barbosa and Cortés (P149), Barlocco (P021), Barone (P023), Debailly (P133), Di Giovanni (P130), Douzina-Bakalaki (P051), Drackle (P107), Ece (P142), Emilien Schultz (P133), Emma Dick (P131), Fantauzzi (P127), Fernandez (P044), Fontein (P047), Hall (P048), Hebert (P070), Hoegner (P137), Inhorn (P001), Kaurinkoski (P023), Kim (P080), Kocer (P099), Lacan (P083), Leseth (P025), Louban (P143), Lowe (P139), Mardosa (P031), Martins (P066), Mountian (P040), Raina (P131), Renzi (P033), Rolland-Traina (P143), Schivatcheva (P066), Schlee (P046), Schneidermann (P105), Terzioglu (P003), V.Godina (P061), Vesco (P010)

Milan is the capital of Lombardia in Northern Italy. Being crossed by different cultures and civilizations over the centuries, Milan still keeps a dynamic and a vibrant character and is considered the main industrial, financial and commercial centre of Italy, a major national and international centre of the performing arts (most notably opera) as well as the fashion capital of the world (sorry, Paris).

The University of Milano-Bicocca is a new university, established in 1998. The campus stands on the northern edge of Milan, which was entirely occupied by the Pirelli industrial complex until the late 1980s. As a modern and spacious campus, it will be the perfect nest for academic discussions, but also visual programmes and the new experimental form of Laboratories that was initiated in Tallinn at EASA2014.

Silvia Vignato, Simone Ghezzi, Alice Bellagamba

Scientific committee
Alice Bellagamba, Simone Ghezzi, Silvia Vignato (University of Milano-Bicocca); Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo); Paolo Favero (University of Antwerp); Alessandro Monsutti (The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva); Susana Matos Viegas (Universidade de Lisboa, ICS); Valeria Siniscalchi (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Marseille)

Local committee
Matteo Alcano, Silvia Barberani, Ivan Bargna, Alice Bellagamba, Antonio De Lauri, Ugo E.M. Fabietti, Marco Gardini, Corinna Guerzoni, Roberto Malighetti, Claudia Mattalucci, Manuela Tassan, Mauro Van Aken, Silvia Vignato - all of Department of Human Science for Education 'Riccardo Massa' at University of Milano-Bicocca
Simone Ghezzi, Vincenzo Matera, Luca Rimoldi - of Department of Sociology and Social Research at University of Milano-Bicocca.