The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) is a professional association open to all social anthropologists either qualified in, or else working in, Europe.

The Association seeks to advance anthropology in Europe by organizing biennial conferences, by editing its academic journal Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, its Newsletter and the two publication series. The Association further encourages and supports thematic networks.

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EASA Executive Statement on the situation in Gaza

The executive committee of the EASA calls for an immediate ceasefire and immediate humanitarian relief for the people of Gaza, and a commitment from Israel and all governments to a peace process that deals with the historic inequalities, injustice and structural violence in the region. Read the full statement.

EASA 2024 Logo EASA 2024 Call for Panels is now closed. We will communicate the results in the beginning of December.
Call for Papers and Labs will open 11 December 2023.
The conference will be hosted by the Department of Anthropology of Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Catalan and Spanish anthropology have been historically peripheral to the big schools of anthropological research, but in the last decades they have experienced a considerable development, and established an open dialogue and strong ties with European and Latin American anthropology. Read more here >>

CATCH-UP with two EASA webinars:

EASA - ReMO Webinar: Mental Health in Academia
EASA marked World Mental Health Day 2023 by holding a webinar together with the Researcher Mental Health Observatory (ReMO) to raise awareness on mental health in academia. Read the description in full and watch the recording.

Social Anthropology and ERC funding
EASA ran a webinar with SH3 panel coordinator Lionel Thelen and successful ERC StG grantees and EASA members Maddalena Gretel Cammelli, Tessa Diphoorn, and Elżbieta Drążkiewicz. Read the description in full and watch the recording.

RAI MAJOR CONFERENCE: ANTHROPOLOGY AND EDUCATION, 25 June – 28 June 2024, Senate House, University of London.
EASA-TAN network is co-organizer of this event.
Call for Papers deadline 13 January 2024

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Doing Histories, Imagining Futures: First International Conference of the Histories of Anthropologies
4-7 December 2023, on-line
Organized by the History of Anthropology Network (HOAN)

Browse the panels here.

EASA writes supporting repatriation of human remains in Trinity College Dublin collection to Inishbofin, County Galway
The executive committee of the EASA, writes at the invitation of the Trinity Legacies Review Working Group, requesting the return of all human remains contained in the College’s Haddon-Dixon Collection to their descendant communities.Read the letter in full.

Mantas Kvedaravičius portrait - credit MFA Luthuania Mantas Kvedaravičius Film Award
EASA established this film award in 2022 with the winner announced at the conference. Read more about the award, entrants and winner.

EASA Integrity Committee Statement on Sexual Harassment and bullying
The IC has written a statement on sexual harassment and bullying within higher education. Read the full statement.

EASA logo - Ukraine version Useful links of support resources for Ukrainians
The Executive Boards of SIEF and EASA have cooperated to disseminate information on support, scholarships and jobs offered to Ukrainian scholars at risk. View this list of opportunities, advice and resources received from various parts of Europe. If you have new/additional information please contact us via the email cited there.

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New networks

Anthropology of Surveillance Network
The aim of the ANSUR network is to provide a space to bring together anthropologists examining ideas and practices of surveillance, as broadly conceived. Surveillance has been studied in many forms by political anthropologists, digital anthropologists, and medical anthropologists among others, but has not yet been subject to an integrated conversation across the discipline.

The Sensory Media Anthropology Network
The Sensory Media Anthropology Network brings the subfields of media anthropology and sensory anthropology into sustained dialogue, facilitating an integrated theorisation of media and the sensory. It also expands methodological approaches to sensory ethnographic studies of media practices. Read more >>

Anthropology of History (NAoH)
The Network of an Anthropology of History (NAoH) encompasses research that examines how ‘history is cultural’ (Sahlins 1984). It addresses an anthropology of history, history making and historicities (Hirsch & Stewart 2005, Stewart & Palmié 2016, 2019) i.e., ways to understand and experience time and temporality in ethnographic and anthropological research. Read more >>

Anthropology of Fascisms (ANTHROFA)
The network serves as a platform for exchange, communication, and mutual support amongst anthropologists of fascisms, the far right, and respective counter-movements. Network activities will contribute to the production of knowledge on actors, movements, practices, ideologies and subjectivities, as well as reflect on methodology, theory and ethics. Read more >>

Multimodal Ethnography Network (MULTIMODAL)
The network embraces an understanding of multimodality and multimedia that is simultaneously old/new, analogue/digital, low tech/high tech, in person/at a distance. The network aims to create spaces for playful experimentation with these dichotomies and tensions during plenaries at the bi-annual EASA conference, annual meetings and member-organised events, and through publications in the associated journal entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography. Read more >>