Call for Papers: The Illicit Global Economy Discourse

Special Issue of Public Anthropologist Guest Editors: Luigi Achilli and Gabriella Sanchez (European University Institute) In the contemporary literature on transnational organized crime it is common to find references to how criminal actors – from migrant smugglers to drug traffickers to weapons dealers – have hijacked the global economy, creating in the process a criminal …

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERSECTIONS OF HUMANITARIANISM

Kickoff workshop of the EASA Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN) Goettingen, 01-03 November 2019   What does humanitarianism look like when it intersects with the state and the military? Or with the local ways of giving? What sort of help are we dealing with when humanitarian forms of reasoning and practice become intertwined with “that …

Launch Conference – Public Anthropologist

With the publication of the first issue of the journal, we are happy to announce that on May 3, 2019 the Chr. Michelsen Institute and Bergen Global will host the first conference of Public Anthropologist. In this launch conference, leading anthropologists share their research on current crucial issues like asylum, migration and human organs trafficking. Antonio De Lauri (CMI), the …

Call for Reviews

Public Anthropologist publishes reviews of recent books, films and documentaries related to current debates that are socially and politically challenging. Public Anthropologist is now looking for reviewers of books, films and documentaries on issues related to war, rights, poverty, security, access to resources, new technologies, freedom, human exploitation, health, humanitarianism, violence, racism, migration and diaspora, …

Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN)

Convenors of AHN are Carna Brkovic (University of Goettingen) and Antonio De Lauri (Chr. Michelsen Institute Bergen) ——————————– EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) established Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN) as a platform to initiate a broad (inter-)disciplinary discussion on the meanings and practices of humanitarianism and on the possible future directions of an anthropology …

Call for PhD applications

See cmi.no for details of how to apply.  Humanitarian Diplomacy: Assessing Policies, Practices and Impact of New Forms of Humanitarian Action and Foreign Policy Humanitarian negotiations have historically been conducted in situations of extreme insecurity and unstable political conditions, to secure access, assistance and protection for civilians. In the early 2000s, the concept of humanitarian diplomacy …

Assessing the Anthropology of Humanitarianism: Ethnography, Impact, Critique

What is the aim of an anthropology of humanitarianism? How is anthropology addressing the growing convergence of policing and aid? To what extent does the humanitarian imperative to save lives influence the work of the ethnographer in the field? What is the relationship between moral anthropology and humanitarian ethics? In this workshop, we will address these …

Water Day 2018

On the occasion of the AAM Special Issue, MANAGING GLOBAL SOCIAL WATER , the editors Nadia Breda and Elena Bougleux will organize a debate on 23rd March 2018 at the University of Florence. Practices, strategies and rituals related to water have been studied in depth by anthropologists. In our perspective, all the specific and disciplinary …

Humanitarianism and Security: New Berghahn Books series

General Editor: Antonio De Lauri, Chr. Michelsen Institute Editorial Board: Reece Jones, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Chowra Makaremi, CNRS, Paris Mark Maguire, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Vanessa Pupavac, University of Nottingham Peter Redfield, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Tazreena Sajjad, American University, Washington D.C. Amid the growing convergence between the politics of aid and policing, emergency …