AIBR. Asociación de Antropólogos Iberoamericanos en Red
The association AIBR (Network of Iberoamerican Anthropologists, from the Spanish Antropólogos Iberoamericanos en Red) started in 1996 with the creation of the portal El Rincón del Antropólogo (The Anthropologist Corner), that brought together the team of one of the first portals of anthropology in the Spanish-speaking world. The association has become a network that connects more than 7,000 anthropologist of Spain, Portugal and all the Latin American countries.
Creation of AIBR
In November 2002 the association was legally constituted and recognized by the Minister of the Interior of Spain. Since 2001, AIBR has been publishing the scientific journal AIBR. Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana ('Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology'), published every four months electronically and in paper.
Objectives of AIBR
The basic objectives of AIBR are:
- To promote the different activities related to anthropology, as well as to spread the themes related to the fields of anthropology.
- To promote and support the exchange of ideas and opportunities among the well-known professionals of this discipline or those who are interested in Anthropology.
- To develop communication between related institutions, both Spanish and foreign.
- In general, all the activities related to the development and promotion of topics related to Anthropology.
AIBR Annual International Conference of Anthropology
In July 7-10, 2015 the association held in Madrid (Spain) its first international conference, with over 800 delegates. The meeting was presented by anthropologist Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton), and the global theme was "The human being: cultures, origins, and destiny".
AIBR does not belong to any university or academic institution, neither does it follow any political or religious faith. It is a private, independent initiative that anyone may join. It is funded by means of the statutory projects and activities, and the annual subscription fees provided by its members. AIBR has belonged to the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) since July 2005.