Conferences organized by CAS
Croatian Anthropological Society has organized several important international conferences in the past thirty years:
IUAES Congress, 1988
1st EAA Congress, 1977
13th EAA Congress, 2002
2nd LINEE Conference: Multilingualism in the public sphere, 2012
3rd LINEE + Conference: Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Space and Time. 28 - 30 April 2014, Dubrovnik
In collaboration with the Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb, CAS organizes annual meetings related to current topics in the field of biological anthropology: International School of Biological Anthropology and the Anthropology and Health Course.
International School of Biological Anthropology
The School of Biological Anthropology is designed as an additional possibility of continuing education in the field of biological anthropology. It was first held in November 1975 in the premises of the Croatian Medical Association, and it is held there since then on.
The initiative for organizing the School of Biological Anthropology came from a group of anthropologists in the Croatian Medical Association and the Institute for Medical Research in Zagreb in 1975. It got an ever greater support in 1977 when the Croatian Anthropological Society was founded.
What makes the work of the School of Biological Anthropology so important is the fact that in addition to numerous Croatian anthropologists many world known biological anthropologists have participated in its work since the very beginning. Already at the first School of Biological Anthropology in 1975 the speakers included Prof. J. Hiernaux (Paris), Prof. G. Olivier (Paris), Prof. N. Wolanski (Warszawa) and Prof. B. Chiarelli (Torino). This tradition has been maintained throughout the years and at the 30th School Prof. Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (Stanford, SAD), Prof. Peter Undrhill (Stanford, SAD), Prof. Richard Villems (Estonia), Thomas Kiviisild (Estonia), Majamaa Kari (Finska), Doron M. Behar (Izrael), Ornela Semino (Italija) and Antonio Torroni (Italija) presented their work.
40th International scientific conference School of Biological Anthropology „Dr. Hubert Maver“:
Interactions between archaic and modern humans.
(June 2nd 2014, 9.00 o'clock, Library of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Strossmayerov trg 14, Zagreb, Croatia)
41st International scientific conference School of Biological Anthropology „Dr. Hubert Maver“: Longitudinal studies in holistic anthropological approach.
(September 15th 2014, 9.00 o'clock, Library of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Strossmayerov trg 14, Zagreb, Croatia.)
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Anthropology and Health Course
Anthropology and Health” is the IUC-Dubrovnik postgraduate course that has been held since the year 1984. Until the year 1990, “Anthropology and Health” was held in Dubrovnik, but because of the war circumstances, with the break in 1991 and 1992, in the year 1993 it was organized in the town of Motovun, Istria, and from the year 1994 “Anthropology and Health” course is continuously held in the town of Hvar, on the island of Hvar.
The organizers of the “Anthropology and Health” postgraduate courses are: the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Anthropology – Hvar, the Croatian Anthropological Society, the Institute for Anthropological Research (Zagreb) and the IUAES Commission on Medical Anthropology and Epidimiology. It is envisioned as a meeting of scientists from different countries and various subfields of anthropology. The main aim of the course is to ensemble as many interesting and excellent lecturers as possible, provoke useful discussion and provide an opportunity to share scientific experience and novel achievements in contemporary science. A strong emphasis is set on bringing young scientists and providing them with an opportunity to attend lectures of eminent contemporary scientists and engage in challenging discussions.
The conference lasts six full days. Each day, four to six one-hour lectures are presented by invited speakers during morning and afternoon sessions that are followed by extensive discussions of the participants. There are no parallel sessions and every participant may follow all the lectures. The lecture pattern is flexible and is determined by specific requirements. The working language is English.
35th International scientific conference Anthropology and Health: „The convergence of anthropological subfields in research on health and illness: cultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistic factors.“
(August 4th – 9th 2014, Inter-University Center, Dubrovnik, Croatia.)