The Inter-Congress “World Anthropologies and Privatization of Knowledge: Engaging Anthropology in Public” of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences’s (IUAES) will be held in Dubrovnik, from 4th to 9th May 2016.
The study of humanity in its wider aspect and unifying humanities, social, biomedical and natural sciences, used to be a strength of anthropology. That characteristic made it, the most humanistic discipline among the natural sciences, and, perhaps, the most scientific among the humanities disciplines. In recent years, it has, however, become more and more difficult to sustain those kinds of wider anthropological perspectives and to maintain the interconnections they require, particularly in a context of the development of manifold anthropologies and anthropological perspectives, especially those which would transcend the discipline’s western roots. Also lost in recent decades, is the discipline’s wider public appeal in part perhaps because of a loss of internal disciplinary coherence. The Inter-Congress aims to seek ways to discover how anthropology can find ways to re-invigorate and sustain its holistic humanist perspective, while at the same time critically engaging with the most urgent social, political, economic and other urgent issues around the globe which make its public responsibility – local, regional, national, transnational, and global — more necessary now than ever before.
Call for papers will close on February 29th 2016.
Further information can be found here.