EASA2016 Logo14th EASA Biennial Conference

'Anthropological legacies and human futures', the 14th EASA2016 biennial conference was hosted by the Department of Human Science for Education 'Riccardo Massa' and Department of Sociology and Social Research at University of Milano-Bicocca (“Unimib”) located in Milan. This was the largest EASA yet: 15 labs, 3 film/AV streams, 150 panels, 1300 papers, 12 publishers and over 1550 delegates. Yet the event retained its traditional warmth and friendliness, even in the face of a new and uncertain future. The University of Milano-Bicocca is a new university, established in 1998. The campus stands on the northern edge of Milan, which was entirely occupied by the Pirelli industrial complex until the late 1980s. As a modern and spacious campus, it was the perfect nest for academic discussions, visual programmes and Laboratories

EASA16 bookDownload the 'printed' conference programme as PDF and EPUB
Download Italian news article about the conference PDF

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Watch the opening ceremony, keynote and plenaries videos in the playlist below:


During the third plenary, artist Carla Boserman (University of Barcelona Design Center) drew her live ethnographic drawings or "relatogramas" describing the presented papers. (See licence). These can be seen below (click for larger images).

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Silvia Vignato, Simone Ghezzi, Alice Bellagamba

Scientific committee
Alice Bellagamba, Simone Ghezzi, Silvia Vignato (University of Milano-Bicocca); Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo); Paolo Favero (University of Antwerp); Alessandro Monsutti (The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva); Susana Matos Viegas (Universidade de Lisboa, ICS); Valeria Siniscalchi (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Marseille)

Local committee
Matteo Alcano, Silvia Barberani, Ivan Bargna, Alice Bellagamba, Antonio De Lauri, Ugo E.M. Fabietti, Marco Gardini, Corinna Guerzoni, Roberto Malighetti, Claudia Mattalucci, Manuela Tassan, Mauro Van Aken, Silvia Vignato - all of Department of Human Science for Education 'Riccardo Massa' at University of Milano-Bicocca
Simone Ghezzi, Vincenzo Matera, Luca Rimoldi - of Department of Sociology and Social Research at University of Milano-Bicocca.