Doing Histories, Imagining Futures. First International Conference of the Histories of Anthropologies

4-7 December 2023, on-line

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In the last decades, interest in the histories of anthropology in Europe and worldwide has expanded steadily in terms of numbers of scholars, publications, and research activities, moving from the margins to the center of discussions about anthropological practice within the discipline. Today, contemporary anthropological theory and practice pose a challenge to historians of anthropology about their actual and prospective roles in studying, practising and structuring the discipline.

Against this backdrop, the key stakeholders in the field of the histories of anthropology have decided to collaboratively organise a conference in order to discuss the methodological and theoretical, pedagogical, and ethical aspects of the histories of anthropologies as a step toward sustainable capacity building for the global community of historians of anthropologies.

The First International Conference of the Histories of Anthropologies, “Doing Histories, Imagining Futures”, will be hosted on-line between 4-7 December 2023. As the first event of this kind, the conference will allow historians of anthropologies from around the world to meet with one another, share their personal and disciplinary experiences, and enhance their ability to address current debates in anthropology.

The conference will provide participants with an open and friendly environment to discuss the state of the art in the histories of anthropologies and closely examine theories, methodologies, and teaching approaches as well as to discuss the ethical contributions of our research to current and future anthropological practices. As global historians of anthropologies, we aim to foster ethical relationships among anthropologists, encourage wider participation of scholars from the Global South, and support the research of emerging scholars.

Anthropology’s Ancestors (Berghahn Series)
BEROSE — International Encyclopaedia of the Histories of Anthropology
Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology (University of Nebraska Press)
HACA — Historical Approaches to Cultural Analysis Working Group (SIEF)
HAR — History of Anthropology Review
Histories of Anthropology Annual (University of Nebraska Press)
History of Anthropology Working Group (CHSTM)
History of Anthropology Working Group (DGSKA)
HOAIG — History of Anthropology Interest Group (AAA)
HOAN — History of Anthropology Network (EASA)
RAI — The Royal Anthropological Institute

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