International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Congresses

The IUAES is a world organization of scientists and institutions working in the fields of anthropology and ethnology, but also of interest to archaeologists and linguists, among others. Its aim is to enhance exchange and communication among scholars of all regions of the world, in a collective effort to expand human knowledge. In this way it hopes to contribute to a better understanding of human society, and to a sustainable future based on harmony between nature and culture. IUAES World Congress was held in Zagreb in 1988 and IUAES Inter-Congress was held in 2016 in Dubrovnik. In 2020, Institute for Anthropological Research will host IUAES Congress in Šibenik.

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Inter-Congress “Coming of Age on Earth: Legacies and Next Generation Anthropology”

POSTPONED for 9 – 14 March 2021, Amadra Park Convention Centre, Šibenik – it will be online

Please visit the official IUAES2020 Congress website for more information:

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Inter-Congress “World Anthropologies and Privatization of Knowledge: Engaging Anthropology in Public”

4 – 9 May 2016, Hotel Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia

IUAES Inter Congress was held in Hotel Palace, Dubrovnik, in organization of Institute for Anthropological Research, Croatian Anthropological Society, Association Kula, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and LINEE Network. Honorary President of the Congres was Pavao Rudan, President Saša Missoni, General Secretary Miran Čoklo and Secretary Morana Jarec.

There were 135 panels in the following tracks:

  • World anthropologies: peripheries strike back
  • Privatization of knowledge, technologies, and nature
  • Engagement and practice: publicizing and using anthropology/Bringing anthropology to the people: how can science contribute to everyday lives
  • Varieties reconsidered: biocultural challenges for anthropology
  • Anthropological responsibilities
  • Managing cultural and linguistic diversity and social inequality
  • Human genetics – costs and benefits
  • Human evolution: past, present and future
  • Anthropological knowledge and environmental challenges
  • Improving health,  well-being and quality of life

Four plenary sessions were held with invited speakers: Noel Cameron, Dragan Primorac, Rosana Pinheiro Machado and IUAES plenary: Futures of anthropology – critical challenges opportunities. There were also a roundtable in organization of IUAES and WCAA entitled Anthropological fieldwork and risk in a violent world, special session entitled Strategic alliance between IUAES and WCAA, ethnographic film session and poster session.

Before the IUAES Inter-Congress, a biennal meeting of World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) was organized and WCAA also held a panel Global Survey of Anthropological Practice in the IUAES Inter-Congress.

Program – IUAES Inter Congress 2016

Book of abstracts – IUAES Inter Congress 2016

12th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

24 – 31 July 1988, Zagreb, Croatia

There were more than 3200 active participants from 104 countries, 127 symposia grouped in 27 thematic fields of ethnology and anthropology. H. Maver was the President of the Organizing Committee, P. Rudan President of the Scientific Committee, A. Sujoldžić General Secretary, while B. Janićijević, J. Miličić, N. Smolej Narančić, S. M. Špoljar Vržina, L. A. Bennett and M. Lethbridge-Čejku were members of Organizing Committee.

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