We are proud to announce the ninth annual hybrid (onsite and online) event

Why the World Needs Anthropologists:

Mobilizing the Planet

A symposium that explores the different applications of anthropology beyond traditional academia.

At the next edition, Mobilising the Planet, we aim to create a collective movement to confront some of the most pressing and challenging global issues of our time.


In an era of multilayered global crisis, witnessing amplified racial biases, segregation, inequality, polarisation, and the collapse of our democratic institutions and of our geosphere, we will create space for cooperation, inspiration and mutual learning.

We want to discuss and act on current social movements: how they emerge, disseminate and create space for different ways of socio-cultural transformation across the globe.

The goal is to mobilize our discipline in connection with those who act as civic activists in the domains of housing and migration justice, feminist and environmental movements. The goal is to give something back – our expertise and energy, to learn from each other and embark on new collaborative projects.

Mobilising the Planet welcomes people from different backgrounds to share their stories, ideas and experiences. Following the paradigm shift from anthropocentric to life-centric, we want to discuss how to create sustainable and liveable futures for different forms of life across the planet Earth, by quitting the reduction of human and non-human life to mere resources to be exploited at our will.


Communication language: English

The final programme will be released the last week of August, 2021.

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Speakers - onsite + online participation

Alex Khasnabish

Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University
Angelina Kussy

Angelina Kussy

Activist and Economic Anthropologist, Barcelona en Comú
carolina vallardes

Carolina Valladares Pasquel

Scholar and Activist, University of Amsterdam

Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Editor-in-Chief of Social Movement Studies Journal

Ferne Edwards

Research Fellow and WP1 Leader, EdiCitNet
Gemma John

Gemma John

AC Leader, Programming Committee Member
Julienne Weegels

Julienne Weegels

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Amsterdam
Klementyna Suchanow

Klementyna Suchanow

Co-founder of the Polish Women's Strike and the International Women’s Strike

Mariya Ivancheva

President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) / University of Strathclyde

Miia Halme-Tuomisaari

EASA Executive Committee

Muhammad Al-Kashef

Migration researcher and Human rights lawyer, Refugees’ Solidarity Movement

Ondřej Boháč

Director of the Prague Institute of Planning and Development



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A new package of TICKETS is available!

If you are still unsure about joining us in Prague, we have prepared an End of Summer Offer for you!

With this special deal you can enjoy full access to the venues and activities, matchmaking before and during the event, and our social events.

Hurry up, the offer ends on Sunday, August 29!

Check out our Tickets page for more details

We have selected Workshops, Perspective and Future Movements speakers

Under the leadership of Mina Baginova, Organising Committee selected the most fitting cutting-edge presentations for the community-run programme.

Get to know them below:

Future Movements (Day 1, 12:30-13:30)

Perspectives (Day 2, 9:30-12:00)

Workshops (Day 2, 13:30-15:00)

We are offering sponsorship packages

to small companies and consultancies

that wish to showcase their work, attract talent, and engaged with the event.

To discover the packages that are still available,

reach out to our finance lead

Antonio Greco – antonio.greco(at)easaonline.org

We have launched our first National Ambassadors Program!

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