The EASA AGM and Seminar will take place on 28th and 29th October in Brussels at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains.
Campus du Solbosch, Institut de Sociologie (batiment S), Janne Room (15ème niveau), 44 avenue Jeanne, 1050 Bruxelles
The AGM will take place at 14:00 on 28th – read the agenda .
The seminar focuses on the Anthropology of Bureaucracy/Policy and is an opportunity to reflect and discuss from an anthropological point of view the dynamics and processes that take place within European institutions in Brussels. Angela Liberatore, head of ERC Social Sciences will participate in the the seminar and share her experiences with us.
The main aim is to initiate a conversation to critically assess how European Union (EU) institutions have intervened in, and helped to shape, both research practices and research results in Europe within the last thirty years. Drawing on anthropological approaches, the seminar will take advantage of being held in Brussels in order to bring policy makers of the European Commission and funding agencies implied in the EU policy on research to the table. The intention is to provide a two-way street: presentations by anthropologists on their understanding of the EU’s research agenda and its implementation, and commentaries from policy makers about what they were hoping to achieve. This will be an opportunity for anthropologists to engage with the institutions that have provided both much of the funding and the policies that have shaped academic research in Europe, for good or for bad.
Timetable of seminar and AGM
09:15 Introduction: Sarah Green (EASA President), Sasha Newell (LAMC Director)
09:30-11:00 Roundtable: Anthropologists of EU Policy
Noel Salazar (University of Leuven)
Cris Shore (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Alexandra Oanca (University of Leuven/University of Hull)
Chair: Sarah Green (University of Helsinki) Discussant: Manuela Boatcă (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
11:30-13:00 Panel 1: The EUropean Law, Bureaucracy and Governance of Anthropology: authorship & ethics in big projects
Cassandra Yuill (City, University of London): ‘Is Anthropology Legal?’: Anthropology, ethics and the EU General Data Protection Regulation
Rita Astuti & Alice Tilche (London School of Economics): Guidelines for collaborative research: ‘data’ ownership, authorship and power
Lieselotte Viaene (University Carlos III de Madrid): European Research Ethics Standards vs decolonial participatory anthropological research?
Chair: Mariya Ivancheva (University of Liverpool); Discussants: Cris Shore (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Joël Le Déroff (Project Adviser Ethics, ERC Executive Agency)
14:00-16:30 AGM: read the agenda
16:30-18:00 Drinks reception
09:30-11:00 EASA Executive Committee meeting with EASSH and ISE on EU funding and policy
Gabi Lombardo (EASSH Director) Martin Andler (ISE President), Marco Masia (ISE Executive Coordinator)
Chair: David Mills; Discussant: Mariya Ivancheva
11:30-13:00 Panel 2: The Borders and Bordering of European Anthropological Research
Prem Rajaram (Central European University): Bordering Education, Bordering Europe
Susannah Crockford (NARMESH, Universiteit Gent): Transgressing and Redefining Disciplinary Borders: An Anthropologist in an Interdisciplinary ERC Project
Ieva Puzo (Riga Stradins University): Towards EUropeanness? Study and Research Mobility from Montenegro
Manuela Boatca (University of Freiburg): Unlearning European Borders. Lessons from the Caribbean
Chair: Georgeta Stoica (Université de La Réunion); Discussant: Cristiana Bastos (University of Lisbon)
Angela Liberatore (Head of Unit of Social Sciences and Humanities, ERC Executive Agency)
Cristiana Bastos (Lisbon University, ERC Advanced Grant PI)
Sarah Green (University of Helsinki, ERC Advanced Grant PI)
Bruce Kapferer (University of Bergen, ERC Advanced Grant PI)
Marina Gold (University of Bergen, ERC Advanced Grant Postdoc)
Chair: David Mills (University of Oxford)