The ASA, BSA, ESA and RGS have issued a joint response to the impact of GDPR on social sicence research.
Take a read (PDF)
Anthropologists the world over visit our site to make use of the ASA's Ethical guidelines, which were thorougly revised in 2011.
World Anthropologies in Practice Edited by John Gledhill (Published:Feb 2016)
The 2016 accounts can be downloaded as a PDF.
The 2015 accounts can be downloaded as a PDF.
The 2014 accounts can be downloaded as a PDF.
The 2013 accounts can be downloaded as a PDF.
The ASA is the professional association for social anthropology. It was founded in 1946 to promote the study and teaching of anthropology and to uphold the interests and status of the discipline, primarily in the UK, but also extending to the Commonwealth, where it works collaboratively with fellow anthropology associations. The ASA’s major role is to assist its members in planning and conducting research, and to represent social anthropology and anthropologists in the academy, and in relation to policy and funding.
The ASA maintains a searchable directory of members, which is in effect a register of professional social anthropologists. It publishes the annual ASA monograph; the peer-reviewed open access journal ASAonline and the FIrth lectures. It supports the communication of social anthropology in various social media.
For more details about the ASA’s activities, past and present, please click here.
Informed consent, participant-observation and the new GDPR - a joint response
On 25 May 2018 a new EU ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will come into force and there is some concern regarding how this will affect social scientific research. The ASA, the British Sociological Association (BSA), the European Sociological Association (ESA) and the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) have produced a joint statement on this issue. which serves as an authoritative document from these four professional associations that can be used in university contexts and in connection with funding applications in the future, should the need arise. Read the statement (PDF).
ASA18 Sociality, matter, and the imagination: re-creating Anthropology at the University of Oxford 18th-21st September 2018
The ASA annual conference will take place at the University
of Oxford 18th-21st September 2018. The
aim is that this will be a joint ‘pan-anthropology’
conference, as the Committee is taking forward efforts to
forge closer collaborative links with other
Anthropology/related organisations in the UK, with a view to
(a) composing more strategic and effective liaison between
our disciplinary areas and key policy and decision makers
and (b) enabling a fuller exchange of ideas with our sister
disciplines (read more about the pan-anthropology initiative
here). Please visit the
and find out more about the conference theme
and the planned keynote and plenaries!
ASA Teaching Prize
The ASA welcomes nominations from its members for its annual Award: Teaching and Lecturing in Anthropology. This award valorises the contribution made by those teaching anthropology at all levels (including postgraduates who are significantly involved in teaching activities). The award provides the recipient with a year’s free membership of the Association and £100 book token, as well as giving public recognition to their teaching achievements. The award will be announced at the ASA’s annual conference in Oxford in September, and noted on its website and in other media. Deadline for nominations: 30th June 2018.
Read more regarding nominations, the selection process and criteria.
Guest edited by Theodoros Kyriakides, Hester Clarke, and Ximin Zhou Just published: A Special Issue of Anthropology Matters based on papers from the 5th RAI Postgraduate Conference in Manchester themed ‘Anthropology and the Politics of Engagement’ and guest edited by Theodoros Kyriakides, Hester Clarke, and Ximin Zhou. Articles by Landi, Douzina-Bakalaki, Ponte, and Foster. Afterword by Paul Stoller. Visit www.anthropologymatters.com for open access.
|The ASA considers individual requests for financial assistance by members to support activities that will further the aims of the ASA and professional anthropology in the UK. The maximum amount that any applicant can apply for is £100. Read more.|
Anthropology in Action is the journal of the combined Apply and Anthropology in Action networks. It is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing articles, commentaries, research reports and reviews. Contributions reflect the use of anthropological training in policy- or practice-oriented work and foster the broader application of these approaches to practical problems. Read more.
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