The 15th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) will take place at the University of Stockholm, Sweden from August 14-17, 2018. The theme of this event is “Staying, Moving, Settling,” with all panels, labs and plenary discussions touching on some aspect of the varied forms of mobility.
Five panels have been created that are relevant to the History of Anthropology (shown below). The call for papers for these panels opened on 27 February and will close on 9 April 2018. More information about this event as well as detailed submission instructions can be found here.
Convenors: Dorothy Louise Zinn (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano) and Grażyna Kubica-Heller (Jagiellonian University Kraków) – Short abstract: Focusing on the interconnections between geographical and social mobility, academic policy, forms of family and the gendered division of work, this panel examines the careers of early anthropologists — above all women — who were on the move in order to professionalize.
Convenors: Andrés Barrera-González (Universidad Complutense de Madrid); Lorena Anton (University of Bucharest); and Susana de Matos Viegas (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon) – Short abstract: This panel invites looking at ways of doing anthropology not within the mainstream, at ‘peripheral’ traditions in the discipline which are often overlooked. Like Renaissance endeavors such as the Spanish and Portuguese ‘missionary anthropologies’ or minor ethnologies from the peripheries of Europe.
Convenors: David Shankland (Royal Anthropological Institute, London) and Aleksandar Boskovic (Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade) – Short abstract: This panel invites submissions that will consider the role of learned societies and association in the creation of anthropology in Europe. The panel is open to papers which consider the historical importance of learned societies and associations, as well as their contemporary significance.
Convenors: Han F. Vermeulen (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle) and Frederico Delgado Rosa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa-CRIA/FCSH) – Short abstract: This panel invites papers on authors, institutions and traditions relevant to the history of anthropology and ethnology, including museum and visual studies in the Global Era, taking off in the 18th century. The papers should derive from research undertaken within a history of science framework.
Convenors: Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main); Patrícia Ferraz de Matos (Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Ciencias Sociais); Thomas Reinhardt (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institut für Ethnologie); and Blanka Koffer (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie) – Short abstract: Translation and transfer of local knowledge(s) have always been a decisive feature of the anthropological enterprise. The panel analyzes different forms of “knowledge mobility” in anthropological theory and practice, from individual fieldwork to wider disciplinary and public contexts.