The Anthropology network within EASA is holding its network meeting at the following date:
Day: Wednesday August 15, 2018
Today, “security” is everywhere – as also a look through this years’ conference abstracts shows. We believe that Social Anthropology has an important contribution to make and created the Anthropology of Security network in 2014 in order to bring together interested scholars.
We would like to invite “old and new” colleagues to join the meeting, open to everyone interested, and hope to see you in Stockholm!
Among other things we will be holding a little election for new convenors, as Mark, Catarina and Nils are ending their terms. Come and join us, be part of the network and shape its future.
Together with PaCSA we are holding the following panel at EASA 2018 on Stockholm: Security on the move: mobility and experimentation
- Rethinking Airport Security: From Necessary Evil to Seamless Experience? Helene Ilkjaer (University of Copenhagen)
- Poland in troubled times. The mobility of fear and (in)security.
- Securing Mined Paths for Moving People: Mine Risk Education on the Thai-Burma Border.
- Ariane Bélanger-Vincent (California State University, Chico)
- Kamila Grześkowiak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
- Security and circulation in boundary spaces. Limor Samimian-Darash (Hebrew University)
- Black box and Italian drivers: the controversial relation between security, control, and privacy. Irene Moretti (Leiden University)
We hope to see you in Stockholm.
The [Anthropology of Security] network in EASA is making a cfp for the EASA 2018 conference in Stockholm:
Security on the Move: Mobility and Experimentation
Submission deadline for papers: 9th April 2018.
The cfp for the Pacsa/AnthroSec networking workshop in Amsterdam (August 2017) has been extended to the 12th of April, due to technical problems.
The call for papers/abstracts for the bi-annual EASA workshop and meeting is now open!
The Making of Peace, Conflict and Security: Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion.
6th Bi-annual meeting, 28-30 August 2017, Amsterdam.
Organized in cooperation with the Anthropology of Security Network, SECURCIT (University of Amsterdam) and the Dept. of Anthropology (VU University Amsterdam)
Conference theme and call: http://www.pacsa-web.eu/pasca-meeting-2017-amsterdam/
Please submit your abstract (max 250 words) to email@example.com before Sunday 2 April, 2017 and indicate in which panel you would like to present your paper (see link for the panel abstracts).
The cfp is now open. Together withe the PACSA network we are calling for papers on the subject of Spaces of security.
The aim of this panel is to examine ethnographic research on spaces of security, take stock, and prepare for a future in which anthropologists will explore shifting contexts and the production of evidence therein – the near-future of security and insecurity.
Nils Zurawski (University of Hamburg)
Alexandra Schwell (University of Vienna)
Silja Klepp (University of Bremen)
The call for papers icloses at midnight GMT on February 15th, 2016.
The network has won some money from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to hold a workshop on ‘Spaces of Security: Local, National, Global’ at NUI, Maynooth from the 25th to 27th of April 2016.
The main hosts will be Mark Maguire and Setha Low. More details will follow.
A one-day workshop in Maynooth University
This one-day seminar brings together scholars, experts and industry practitioners from diverse fields to address the above questions. The focus will be on the citizen as sensor, data transparency and privacy; surveillance and security, and new forms of scrutiny.
(Renehan Hall, South Campus)
The mailing list of the network has been set up. You can subscribe to the list and join the discussion, start debates, share information on events, new research or interesting books and articles.
Edited by Mark Maguire (Maynooth, Irland) Nils Zurawski (Hamburg) and Catarina Frois (Lisbon): The Anthropology of Security: Perspectives from the Frontline of Policing, Counter-terrorism and Border Control. London, Pluto Press 2014
The book shows how contemporary Europe is now home to a vast security industry which uses biometric identification systems, CCTV and quasi-military techniques to police migrants and disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This is the first collection of anthropological studies of security with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on Europe.