European Association of Social Anthropologists
|Thomas Hylland Eriksen (2015-2016)|
The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) is an organization of scholars in the field of anthropology founded in 1989. EASA serves as a major professional organization for social anthropologists working in Europe. It is supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. The 2015-2016 President of EASA is Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
EASA was founded in 1989 with 22 participants from 13 European countries and the United States in the Italian city Castelgandolfo. Among its founding members were the anthropologists Philippe Descola and Adam Kuper.
EASA seeks to advance anthropology in Europe by organizing biennial conferences, by establishing special interest working groups, and by facilitating the development of its academic journal, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Social (SA/AS).
- 1990, 1st EASA Conference: University of Coimbra, Portugal
- 1992, 2nd EASA Conference: University of Prague, Czech Republic
- 1994, 3rd EASA Conference: University of Oslo, Norway
- 1996, 4th EASA Conference: Catalan Institute of Anthropology (ICA), Barcelona, Spain
- 1998, 5th EASA Conference: Frobenius-Institute, Frankfurt, Germany
- 2000, 6th EASA Conference: Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
- 2002, 7th EASA Conference: University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- 2004, 8th EASA Conference: University of Vienna, Austria
- 2006, 9th EASA Conference: University of Bristol, UK
- 2008, 10th EASA Conference: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- 2010, 11th EASA Conference: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
- 2012, 12th EASA Conference: Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, France
- 2014, 13th EASA Conference: Tallinn University, Estonia
- "About EASA". www.easaonline.org. Retrieved 2015-07-27.