Portuguese anthropology and EASA from 1990 to 2014: reflections from the southern European countries in times of crisis
Antónia Pedroso de Lima (ISCTE-IUL / CRIA )
Paper short abstract:
In this presentation I will discuss the effects that the present crises situation in Portugal and the southern Europe might have in the future of Anthropology in these countries, addressing the role that EASA can play in this challenge.
Paper long abstract:
The first EASA conference was held in 1990 in Coimbra, Portugal, at a time when Portuguese anthropology was undergoing a process of expansion at a national and international level. Focusing on the important role played by EASA, in this presentation I will reflect upon these mutual and intertwined developments. The profound effects of the present crises situation in Portugal and in the southern European countries, makes this an inspiring moment to discuss the future of the discipline in these countries, the differences and parallels we can draw between them, and the role that EASA can play in this challenge.
EASA beyond crises: continuities and innovations in European anthropology