EASA Media Anthropology Network Events

Upcoming events


EASA2024: Panel "Doing and Undoing the Anthropology of Place in an Increasingly Digitalized World " (Monika Palmberger & Katrien Pype)


Workshop "AI in Media Anthropology: Trajectories, Challenges, Opportunities", 15-16 May 2025 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Organized by Martin Slama (Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences), Suzana Jovicic and Philipp Budka (both Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna).

To participate in this on-site workshop, please send an abstract of 300 words and a short biographical sketch to martin.slama(at)oeaw.ac.at by 15 September 2024.
Call for Papers (PDF attached)

Past events


Workshop "Theorising Media and Time", 9-10 November at the University of Copenhagen. Organized by Birgit Bräuchler (Department of Anthropology) and Nina Grønlykke Mollerup (Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies).

Three e-seminars (No. 71-73) on two books (The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology & Digital Unsettling) and a paper about the cunning present.


EASA2022: Panel "Digital Media, Work and Inequalities" (Philipp Budka, Elisabetta Costa & Sahana Udupa)

Three e-seminars (No. 68-70) on digital avoidance, investigating scientific practice with ethnographic film, and media migration.


Online Workshop “Media Anthropologies in Europe”, 14 - 15 October 2021. Organized by Giulia Battaglia (IRMECCEN, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris), Philipp Budka (University of Vienna, EASA Media Anthropology Network Convener) and Elisabetta Costa (University of Groningen, EASA Media Anthropology Network Convener).

Two e-seminars (No. 66-67), one about the effects of media practices and the other on documentation of the Syrian uprising.


EASA2020: Panel "Engaged Media Anthropology in the Digital Age" (Philipp Budka & Sahana Udupa).

An e-seminar (No. 65) on decoloniality and extreme speech.


Workshop "Decoloniality and the Digital Turn in Media Anthropology", 11 October 2019 at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. Organized and hosted by the Media Anthropology Network, European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), and ERC Project ForDigitalDignity ONLINERPOL, LMU Munich.

An e-seminar (No. 64) on mobile technology, mediation and social change in rural India.


EASA2018 in Stockholm: Panel "The Digital Turn: New Directions in Media Anthropology" (Philipp Budka, Elisabetta Costa & Sahana Udupa).

Two e-seminars (No. 62-63), including a follow-up e-seminar on "The Digital Turn in Media Anthropology".


Workshop “Anthropologies of Media and Mobility: Theorizing movement and circulations across entangled fields” in cooperation with EASA's Anthropology and Mobility Network (ANTHROMOB), Locating Media (Siegen) and a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School (Cologne); University of Cologne, 14-16 September (mediamobility.wordpress.com/). Supported by EASA.

Three e-seminars (No. 59-61), including a joint e-seminar with ANTHROMOB on “Media and Mobility” to continue and expand workshop discussions.


EASA2016 in Milan: Panel “Media Anthropology's Legacies and Concerns” (Philipp Budka, Elisenda Ardevol & John Postill).

Four e-seminars (No. 55-58), including a joint e-seminar with the American Anthropological Association's Digital Anthropology Group and its Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology & Computing on “Facebook as Research Field and Research Platform”.


Workshop “Theorising Media and Conflict” at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna organised by John Postill, Philipp Budka and Elke Mader; 23-24 October. The workshop was supported by EASA, the Austrian Research Association (ÖFG) and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna.

Selected papers of this workshop were published in the volume "Theorising Media and Conflict" edited by Philipp Budka and Birgit Bräuchler (Berghahn's Anthropology of Media Series, https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/BudkaTheorising).

Five e-seminars (No. 50-54), including an e-seminar to continue and expand discussions of the “Theorising Media and Conflict “ workshop.