17th EASA Biennial Conference
EASA2022: Transformation, Hope and the Commons
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast
26-29 July, 2022

Registration remains open at standard (late-bird) rates. EASA2022 in Belfast will be a hybrid conference. This means that delegates can choose between in-person (face to face) or virtual (online) participation.

All calls (panels, papers, labs, films, funding) are now closed. Funding decisions were communicated on 9 June.

EASA is not currently advocating an academic boycott of individual scholars. We recognise that many of our colleagues in Russia are not in support of their government’s invasion of Ukraine, and some are facing repression and persecution. We therefore welcome EASA members and other anthropologists based in Russia - except those who have publicly sided with Putin's war - to participate at EASA2022.

While this is a position we take as an association, we realise there are certain institutions which employ EASA members and which have asked their employees not to engage scholars with Russian affiliations in their panels, given the support many Russian universities have given to the invasion. While EASA does not support such a position, our association cannot override institutional boycotts.

We thus ask those attending from Russia to register/participate as "independent scholars", rather than on the basis of their institutional affiliation. We would respectfully ask panel convenors not to boycott these participants.

Transformation, Hope and the Commons (read the theme), the 17th EASA2022 biennial conference will be hosted by the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) at Queen’s University Belfast. Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, and the second biggest city in Ireland. Historically marked by the legacies of conflict, contested identities and divided space, Belfast has many more stories to tell than just its striking murals, memorials and ‘peace walls’. It is a dynamic city that boasts high cultural production, and by that we don’t only mean ‘Game of Thrones’(!) In spite of its compact size, Belfast hosts a wide range of music scenes (recently awarded the UNESCO City of Music title), an impressive number of museums, and outstanding performance centres, all within walking distance of the city centre.

Founded in 1845, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. In close proximity to the city centre and all major landmarks, the University premises include impressive buildings of dramatic Victorian architecture that have been updated for full accessibility, large venues ideal for EASA’s laboratories, and the university’s own cinema, the Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) that has been screening diverse local and international films for almost 50 years. The QUB campus is an ideal site for fully enjoying all conference activities with direct access to social events in the city.

Local Committee: Evi Chatzipanagiotidou (Convenor of EASA2022, Senior lecturer in Anthropology), Fiona Murphy (Convenor of EASA2022, Senior lecturer in Anthropology) Dominic Bryan (Professor in Anthropology), Chrysi Kyratsou (PhD candidate in Anthropology), Fiona Magowan (Professor in Anthropology), Cahal McLaughlin (Professor in Film Studies), Niamh Small (PhD candidate in Anthropology), Maruška Svašek (Professor in Anthropology), Ioannis Tsioulakis (Senior lecturer in Anthropology)

Scientific Committee: Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou (Queen’s University Belfast), Dominic Bryan (Queen’s University Belfast), Fiona Murphy (Queen’s University Belfast), Mariya Ivancheva (The University of Strathclyde), Chandana Mathur (National University of Ireland, Maynooth), Jonas Tinius (Saarland University), Abayomi Ogunsanya (Independent scholar), Nevena Škrbić Alempijević (University of Zagreb), Thomas Kirsch (University of Konstanz)