EASA Applied Anthropology Network
EXPULSION OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL DEMONS FROM THE IVORY TOWER
December 2014, Padua, Italy
The second international applied anthropology symposium
Authors: Meta Gorup & Dan Podjed
The network provides a platform for sharing information, experience and discussions regarding the applications of anthropology. It attempts to become the main European network for scientists and practitioners who believe that anthropological theories, approaches, methods and skills can also be used beyond academic boundaries – to solve problems in practice. The network focuses on the transfer of anthropological knowledge to private and public sectors and to profit and non-profit organisations. Some fields of interests of the network's members include business anthropology, design anthropology, organisational anthropology, anthropology of work, applied educational anthropology, tourism, policy-making, anthropological consulting, etc.
Meta Gorup is administrator of the EASA Applied Anthropology Network and PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium. E-mail: meta.gorup (AT) ugent.be
Dan Podjed is coordinator of the EASA Applied Anthropology Network and research fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. E-mail: dan.podjed (AT) zrc-sazu.si
The network's activities in 2014
- EXPULSION OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL DEMONS FROM THE IVORY TOWER
- EASA2014 Panel
- EASA2014 Meeting
- Facebook: The network’s Facebook page, moderated by Dan Podjed and Meta Gorup, already has over 1,000 members, who have been receiving information about applied anthropology and have been actively engaging in posting and commenting.