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 2024 Logo 18th EASA Biennial Conference EASA2024: Doing and Undoing with Anthropology
University of Barcelona, 23-26 July 2024
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 Network Meetings
Easa network meetings have been booked. Face-to-face meetings can be viewed here, taking place at the EASA2024 conference in Barcelona. For online meetings, please visit the network event pages.

EASA writes expressing concern about the pressing situation facing scientific research in Argentina
The executive committee of the EASA, has written to the Argentinian Government which has decided to abolish the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation and to freeze the funds of the country's main research organization, CONICET Read the letter in full.

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.

Plane travelEASA allocates conference funds to offset carbon footprint
EASA allocated just over £7k from the EASA2022 conference budget, to offset the carbon footprint caused by delegate travel (the largest aspect of the event's footprint). These funds have been donated to The Woodland Trust, going towards supporting projects in Northern Ireland, including their most recent appeal, Mourne Park.

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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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