Networks: The Africanist Network
The Africanist Network was inaugurated on the initiative of Petr Skalnik at the 2002 EASA Conference in Copenhagen . Since then the Network has organized workshops and business meetings at the EASA Biannual Conferences in Vienna in 2004, Bristol in 2006 and in Ljabljana 2008.
Interested scholars may join the network by subscribing to the mailing list: africanists_new(AT)lists.easaonline.org
Several workshops at international conferences as well as a workshop on the relationship between Conservation policies, ecotourism and othering on the occasion of the next EASA biannual conference are intended.
The list of the EASA Africanist members and of those members that could be interested in involvement in joint projects shows clearly that African studies in Europe have immense potential, as far as the list had turned out really very extensive. This gives good reasons to hope that Africa will remain on the forefront of research in European anthropology.
The Network Steering Committee elected at the Bristol Business Meeting includes four colleagues: Tilo Grätz (Chairmen, University of Leipzig), Dmitri Bondarenko (Institute for African Studies, Moscow), Armando Cutolo (University of Siena), Sarah Lunacek (University of Ljubljana), Petr Skalnk (University of Pardubice and University of Wroclaw) and Giulia Casentini (University of Siena).