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IUAES 2013: Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds. 5-10 August 2013.

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Organization and timetable

The goals of the UK Organizing Committee for the 2013 World Congress were that:

(1) It would be inclusive of all the sub-fields of anthropology and the interests of all anthropologists world-wide;
(2) It would provide an enduring, high-impact, statement of the importance of anthropology as a scientific discipline to international agencies, governments and the wider public that would counter the familiar arguments that the subject has become obsolete because of the “disappearance of the primitive” or should be considered a minor branch of sociology;
(3) It would set a strong agenda for the future development of world anthropologies and be seen as a landmark event by the discipline.

The main congress program consisted of both plenary sessions and multiple simultaneous panels, grouped into broad thematic tracks. It provided space for the expression of all forms of anthropology, academic and applied, and the entire range of interests and scientific questions posed by a subject that explores the fundamental question of what it means to be human. But we did not simply want to celebrate diversity: we also wanted to show how the different sub-fields of anthropology, social, cultural, biological, ecological, demographic, lingistic, archeaological and historical, visual and museological, complement each other and justify the claim that anthropology as a whole is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities. So this congress also aimed to promote dialogue across lines of academic specialization.

Timetables

Opening Day, Monday 5 August
Venue: Bridgewater Hall (Monday only)
12.00-14.00 Registration
14.00-15.00 Opening Ceremony
15.00-16.30 Inaugural Lecture by Leslie Aiello
16.30-17.00 Coffee/Tea Break
17.00-19.00 Plenary Debate: "Humans have no nature, what they have is history"
19.00-21.00 Reception

 

Tuesday, August 6
Venue: University Conference Centre Complex (all remaining days)
9-10.30 Panel Sessions
10.30-11.00 Coffee/Tea Break
11.00-12.30 Panel Sessions
12.30-14.00 Lunch (including lunchtime meetings)
14.00-15.30 Panel Sessions
15.30-16.00 Coffee/Tea Break
16.00-17.30 Firth Lecture by Lourdes Arizpe
18.00-19.00 IUAES Commission Business Meetings
19.00-21.00 Presentation of bids to host future congesses and inter-congresses

 

Wednesday, August 7
9-10.30 Panel Sessions
10.30-11.00 Coffee/Tea Break
11.00-13.00 Hallsworth Plenary Debate: "Justice for people must come before justice for the environment"
13.00-14.30 Lunch (including lunchtime meetings)
14.30-16.00 Panel Sessions
16-16.30 Coffee/Tea Break
16.30-18.00 Panel Sessions
18.30-19.30 IUAES Commission Business Meetings
19.30-21.00 Open Commissions Meeting

 

Thursday, August 8
9-10.30 Panel Sessions
10.30-11.00 Coffee/Tea Break
11.00-12.30 Panel Sessions
12.30-14.00 Lunch (including lunctime meetings)
14.00-15.30 Panel Sessions
15.30-16.00 Coffee/Tea Break
16.00-17.30 Huxley Lecture by Howard Morphy
18.00-19.00 Other meetings, events and presentations
19.00-21.00 Council of IUAES Commissions

 

Friday, August 9
9-10.30 Panel Sessions
10.30-11.00 Coffee/Tea Break
11.00-13.00 Plenary Debate: "The free movement of people around the world would be utopian"
13.00-14.30 Lunch (including lunctime meetings)
14.30-16.00 Panel Sessions
16.00-16.30 Coffee/Tea Break
16.30-18.00 Panel Sessions
18.30-21.00 IUAES General Assembly (open to all members)

 

Saturday, August 10
9-11.00 WCAA-sponsored Plenary Round Table "World Anthropologies Today: Experiences and Prospects"
11.00-11.30 Coffee/Tea Break
11.30-13.00 Closing Ceremony

 

Sponsors

Wenner-Gren Visit Manchester ASA RAI Manchester University