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EASA2020 logo16th EASA Biennial Conference
New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe
21-24 July 2020 in Lisbon
ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and ICS-Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

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  • 09:00-11:00
    Anthropology of Labour (AoL)
    Energy Anthropology Network (EAN)
    Media Anthropology Network
    Applied Anthropology Network (AAN)
  • 11:00-13:00
    Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN)
    Anthropology and the Arts (ANTART)
    Anthropology and Mobility Network (AnthroMob)
    Anthropology and Social Movements
    Anthropology of Security
    Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia (AMCE)
    European Network for Psychological Anthropology (ENPA)
    Europeanist network
    Environment and anthropology network (Enviroant)
    Future Anthropologies Network (FAN)
  • 13:00-14:00 Network convenors meeting (closed)
  • 14:00-16:00
    Collaboratory for Ethnographic Experimentation #Colleex
    Anthropology of Confinement Network
    Anthropology of Economy
    Anthropology of Mining
    Network for the Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality (NAGS)
    Linguistic Anthropology in Europe (ELAN)
    Ethnographic Theory
    History of Anthropology Network (HOAN)
    Mediterraneanist Network (MedNet)
    Teaching Anthropology Network (TAN)
    Visual Anthropology (VANEASA)
    Medical Anthropology Europe (MAE)
  • 16:00-18:00
    Age and Generations
    Anthropology of Food
    Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity (ARE)
    European Network for Queer Anthropology (ENQA)
    Network for Ethnographic Theory (NET)
    Peace and conflict studies in anthropology (PACSA)
  • 19:00-20:00 Opening of Field/Works. Kaleidoscopic activities between anthropology and art
  • 09:00-10:30 Meetings/workshops
  • 10:15-11:00 Coffee/tea
  • 11:00-13:00 Panels, labs, roundtables - session 1
  • 12:45-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-16:00 Panels, labs, roundtables - session 2
  • 15:45-17:00 Coffee/tea
  • 17:00-19:00
    Terms of engagement
    Anthropology is nothing if it is not a particular way of describing the world. Yet what is most precious to it -- the terms and concepts that mark it as a discipline -- can also be the most tricky. When resurgent boundaries and exclusions twist truth-telling and faking in any which way, anthropology might find a new urgency in thinking about the conceptual life it tries to express. How it engages has always depended on (attention to) how terms are used, something shared with those who people its subject matter. Today critical attention has never been more important. An exploration into the colourings and resonances of diverse verbal usages, old and new, points to moments where language works both with us and against us. Indeed supports for xenophobia and the like may be embedded where least expected. Out of it all, the lecture imagines a future for anthropological exposition. There could be no better place to start than in EASA’s many-languaged company.

    Photo of Marilyn Strathern Marilyn Strathern Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at Cambridge, and former Mistress of Girton,150 years ago the first residential college for women in the UK. Strathern had the good fortune to begin her research career in Papua New Guinea, which led to work on law, kinship and gender relations. She subsequently became involved with anthropological approaches to the new reproductive technologies, intellectual property and audit cultures. Her most well know comparativist foray remains Partial Connections (1991). The recently published, Before and after gender (2016), is also one of her first texts, written in the early 1970s. A genuinely recent book will be Relations: an anthropological account (2020).

  • 19:00-21:00
    Admittedly, this should have been a sunset in front of the Auditorium, but at least your white wine is cold, straight from your own fridge and there should be no end to the ice to add to your rum… Come and chat with us in the endlessly spacious Shindig patio, search for old friends, make new ones, pester anthropological celebrities and toast with our brave volunteers. Welcome to virtual Lisbon, to the the biggest anthropological festival this summer – EASA2020!
  • 08:30-10:30 Panels, labs, roundtables - session 3
  • 10:15-11:00 Coffee/tea
  • 11:00-13:00 Panels, labs, roundtables - session 4
  • 12:45-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-16:00 Panels, labs, roundtables - session 5
  • 15:45-17:00 Coffee/tea
  • 15:45-16:55 Anthropologies of the State Network meeting
  • 17:00-19:00 Plenary A: Doubt and determination in ethnography
  • 08:30-10:30 Panels, labs, roundtables - session 6
  • 10:15-11:00 Coffee/tea
  • 11:00-13:00 Panels, labs, roundtables - session 7
  • 12:45-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-16:00
    A chance for members to gather, hear what the elected Executive has been doing, learn what is planned for the future, and discuss and raise issues with the Exec. All members are welcome to attend.
    You can read the agenda and members are invited to read (again) the Draft of Good Practice guidelines in collaborative research, as these will be discussed and voted upon.
    Please note that any motions/resolutions members wish to raise need submitting to easa(at)nomadit.co.uk 1 week prior to the AGM, to give time for Exec feedback and/or discussion and so that members can be alerted to the issue.
  • 15:45-17:00 Coffee/tea
  • 17:00-19:00 Plenary C: Previsioning the future: new tools, new actors