Europe, knowledge politics and bureaucracy: anthropological perspectives. 28-29 octobre Université Libre de Bruxelles



Sur les implications de la politique du savoir et la gouvernance de l’union européenne sur la production du savoir anthropologique et le futur de l’anthropologie sociale en Europe et au-delà.

The EASA AGM and Seminar will take place on 28th and 29th October in Brussels at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains.
Campus du Solbosch, Institut de Sociologie (batiment S), Janne Room (15ème niveau), 44 avenue Jeanne, 1050 Bruxelles


The seminar focuses on the Anthropology of Bureaucracy/Policy and is an opportunity to reflect and discuss from an anthropological point of view the dynamics and processes that take place within European institutions in Brussels. Angela Liberatore, head of ERC Social Sciences will participate in the the seminar and share her experiences with us.

The main aim is to initiate a conversation to critically assess how European Union (EU) institutions have intervened in, and helped to shape, both research practices and research results in Europe within the last thirty years. Drawing on anthropological approaches, the seminar will take advantage of being held in Brussels in order to bring policy makers of the European Commission and funding agencies implied in the EU policy on research to the table. The intention is to provide a two-way street: presentations by anthropologists on their understanding of the EU’s research agenda and its implementation, and commentaries from policy makers about what they were hoping to achieve. This will be an opportunity for anthropologists to engage with the institutions that have provided both much of the funding and the policies that have shaped academic research in Europe, for good or for bad.

Proposed timetable of AGM and seminar

Monday 28/10

09:15 Introduction: Sarah Green (EASA President), Sasha Newell (LAMC Director)
09:30-11:00 Roundtable: Anthropologists of EU Policy – Noel Salazar (University of Leuven), Cris Shore (Goldsmiths, University of London), Alexandra Oanca (University of Leuven/University of Hull)
11:00-11:30 Coffee/tea
11:30-13:00 Panel 1: The EUropean Law, Bureaucracy and Governance of Anthropology: authorship & ethics in big projects – Cassandra Yuill (City, University of London), Rita Astuti & Alice Tilche (London School of Economics), Lieselotte Viaene (University Carlos III de Madrid)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:30 AGM read the agenda
16:30-18:00 Drinks reception

Tuesday 29/10

09:30-11:00 EASA EC meeting with funders, policy makers, other Brussels people – Gabi Lombardo (EASSH Director) Martin Andler (ISE President), Marco Masia (ISE Executive Coordinator)
11:00-11:30 Coffee/tea
11:30-13:00 Panel 2: The Borders and Bordering of European Anthropological Research – Prem Rajaram (Central European University), Susannah Crockford (NARMESH, Universiteit Gent), Ieva Puzo (Riga Stradins University), Manuela Boatca (University of Freiburg)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
16:00-17:30 Roundtable on management of ERC grants – Angela Liberatore (Head of Unit of Social Sciences and Humanities, ERC Executive Agency), Cristiana Bastos (Lisbon University), Sarah Green (University of Helsinki)

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Laure Carbonnel (2019, 20 octobre). Europe, knowledge politics and bureaucracy: anthropological perspectives. 28-29 octobre Université Libre de Bruxelles. AFEA - Association française d'ethnologie et d'anthropologie. Consulté le 12 juin 2024, à l’adresse

Laure Carbonnel

Laure Carbonnel est anthropologue, chercheuse postdoctoral IHA/CREPOS (2019-2020)

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