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 NEWS

EASA logo EASA writes defending academic freedom and Prof. Ghassan Hage
The Executive Committee of EASA wrote to the President of the Max Planck Society and the Executive Director of the MPI to express its deep concern about the recent statement issued by the management of the Max Planck Society in Germany regarding Prof. Ghassan Hage. Read the letter.

Euro Anthro Day Europe Anthropology Days
As part of its public anthropology initiatives, EASA consulted its members in 2020 and decided at the July 2020 AGM to hold an European Anthropology Day, on the model of the European Archaeology Days first celebrated in 2019. The project was postponed during the pandemic and relaunched in 2022 in collaboration with European national associations. This led to the choice of three annual European Anthropology Days, to be held for the first time over 15-17th of February, 2024.

EASA Logo EASA members to be balloted on a Motion to create a Working Group on Human Rights and Academic Freedom
At the December AGM this motion was voted on by the members present and was carried by a majority. The motion to create a Working Group on Human Rights and Academic Freedom will now be put to an online ballot in late-February, allowing all paid-up members for 2024 to vote.

EASA 2024 Logo EASA2024 Call for Papers is Closed
The call for papers closed on 22 January at 23:59 and the conference received a record 3800 proposals. Decisions on proposals will be made by panel convenors by mid-February, the selection of films will be announced in April. Due to the conference being oversubscribed, we are unfortunately unable to accept late proposals.
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 >>

EASA Logo 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 Logo 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.

EASA Logo 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.

Mantas Kvedaravičius portrait - credit MFA Luthuania 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

Creative Anthropologies Network (CAN)
The Creative Anthropologies Network (CAN) carves out new creative spaces for both established and early career anthropologists to encourage experimentation and radical innovation in the production, representation and performance of ethnography. With a strong focus on literary, performative and visual anthropology, CAN seeks to build on existing interactions, and develop new collaborations, between anthropology and the creative arts within and beyond academia.
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European Network for Digital Anthropology (ENDA)
The European Network for Digital Anthropology (ENDA) aims to provide a space and connections for scholars of all career levels bringing together interests ranging from digital heritage, energy, big data, social media, artificial intelligence, sensory and multimodal anthropology, digital visual communication, digital economies and inequalities and algorithmic governance.
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Anthropology of Surveillance Network (ANSUR)
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.
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