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The European Anthropological Association, EAA, is a scientific organisation which aims to promote research and teaching in Anthropology in the different European countries and to promote exchanges of information, workshops, scientific congresses, and schools at post graduate level.

The Association has about 600 regular members from 30 European and 5 non-European countries.
The EAA arranges a congress every two years (on the even years) in a different European host city.



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The website of the 19th Congress of EAA (Moscow, Russia, 25-29 August 2014) is already OPEN (
The registration and abstract submission starts February 1st.
For more information:
Elena Godina, Organizing Committee

Professor Jose Pons died on 29 July 2013, aged 95 years.
He held chairs in Physical Anthropology at Oviedo, Madrid
and Barcelona universities and contributed decisively to
the development of the subject in Spain, as a scientist,
as a teacher and as the shaper of new generations of
(The complete obituary can be read in Annals of Human Biology.)
Cristina Bernis, Universidad Auto´noma de Madrid (e-mail:

The 19th Congress of the Congress of the European Anthropological Association will be held in Moscow, Russia on August 25-29th 2014.
Elena Godina (e-mail:


Call for Papers - Relocating Human Origins - What if Adam Lived in the Forest?
University of Cambridge
Organizers: Doctoral Students, Division of Biological Anthropology
Date: July 5, 2013
Theme: Conventional scientific wisdom holds that modern humans evolved in the East African savannah. But what if the cradle of human evolution was actually the Central African forest, as hinted by new Y-chromosome results? How might this change our understanding of human evolution? This conference explores the implications of a forest origin for human population genetics, disease ecology, social systems, and cultural evolution.
Deadline for sending abstracts: 07/06/2013 (
Can't make it to Cambridge? The entire conference will be webcast.
The Organizers are accepting abstracts for 15 minute oral presentations (live at Conference or remotely webcast pre-recorded/archived on Conference website) and for poster presentations.
Alexander Moerseburg, University of Cambridge

Dear Colleagues,
We have just launched the new web site Opening Science to Society
This is a workspace we want to share with all those who believe that data sharing is an important means to advance scientific progress and to open science to society. In this first stage of our initiative, we focus on genetic and anthropological research data.
At present, it gives access to:
- a brief synopsis of the initiative Opening Science to Society,
- information about our ongoing activities,
- a forum for discussion of scientific, educational and ethical aspects,
- an updated list of articles concerning data sharing,
- links to scientific and educational resources.
We would be very pleased to receive your feedback.
Giovanni Destro Bisol, University of Rome La Sapienza

A new Elsevier journal was launched in 2012: Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. This new journal is the world's first on-line, peer-reviewed journal in which scholars can publish 3D digital models of the world's cultural heritage sites, monuments, and palaeoanthropological remains accompanied by associated academic articles.
Robert D. Hoppa, University of Manitoba

News from the Editor-in-chief of Papers on Anthropology, from Prof. Helje Kaarma: "Next year the Centre for Physical Anthropology at the University of Tartu will celebrate its 20th anniversary and our collection Papers on Anthropology will be issued for the 22nd time. We are thankful to all the Latvian, Lithuanian, Belarussian, Polish, Hungarian, Rumanian, Bulgarian and German researchers who have contributed to our collection until now. We would be grateful for further contributions from the other EAA members. We would be interested in articles on different options of classification of body build characteristics, about the more efficient use of the anthropological methods in studying healthy and sick persons, in studies of rational nutrition, etc." (Instructions to Authors of Papers on Anthropology)

A new Master's Programme in Social Anthropology is announced at the University of Münster in Germany by Prof. Julia Koch: "The Institute of Ethnology of the University of Muenster has the pleasure to inform you about now fully in English accredited Master's Programme in Social Anthropology. It is a special research master's programme of two years which offers seminars and lectures on the cultural foundations of sociality, intercultural interactions, and holds a special focus on transcultural psychiatry. Particular attention is paid to the transnational relations between Asia, Africa and Europe.
We would like to bring this Master programme to your attention and encourage your students to apply. We recommend them to contact the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst DAAD) for financial support."

A postdoctoral researcher position in Anthropological demography at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic was announced by Prof. Jaroslav Bruzek (who will be the mentor of this position). The position will be co-financed by the European Social Fund.
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