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Antalya, Turkey 2010

  1. Minutes of the Meeting of the IUAES Executive Committe, Antalya, Turkey (3 October 2010)
    by Junji Koizumi
  2. Minutes of the Meetings of the IUAES Permanent Council & General Assembly, Antalya, Turkey (5 October 2010)
    by Junji Koizumi

1. Minutes of the Meeting of the IUAES Executive Committee, Antalya, Turkey (3 October 2010)

by Junji Koizumi


Present: Peter Nas (President), Junji Koizumi (Secretary-General), Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Rajko Mursic, Soheila Shahshahani, Petr Skalnik, Andrew Spiegel.
Also present: Gregory Acciaioli, Brunetto Chiarelli, Erksin Savas Gulec.

Agenda

1. Opening and welcome
Peter Nas, the IUAES President, opened the meeting with a word of welcome. Erksin Savas Gulec, the President of the Conference Committee and the convener of the Inter-Congress 2010 in Antalya, and Gregory Acciaioli, the convener of the Inter-Congress 2011 in Perth, were invited to attend this meeting of the Executive Committee. Brunetto Chiarelli, former Vice-President of IUAES, was also invited.

2. Reminiscences of Eric Sunderland
Peter Nas, Petr Skalnik, Brunetto Chiarelli and Soheila Shahshahani gave reminiscences of the late Professor Eric Sunderland, past President and Secretary-General of the IUAES, who made a great contribution to the IUAES.

3. Report by Erksin Savas Gulec on the Inter-Congress 2010 in Antalya, Turkey
Erksin Savas Gulec made a report on the current Inter-Congress 2010 in Antalya. Some difficulties concerning the anticipated number of participants, payment of registration fees and communications with the participants were discussed. The Executive Committee thanked Gulec and the local organizing committee.

4. Gregory Acciaioli made a progress report on the Inter-Congress 2011, in Perth, Australia.
It is to be held at the University of Western Australia as a joint congress of Australian Anthropological Society (ASA) and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand (AAAS/NZ). The Inter-Congress is scheduled from the 5th through the 8th of July, 2011. The theme of the Inter-Congress was changed from ‘Boom and Bust: Prosperity and Pain in a Risky World’ to ‘Knowledge and Value in a Globalising World: Disentangling Dichotomies, Querying Unities’. A detailed progress report included: expected number of attendants, visas and immigration, registration fees and subsidies, registration procedures, facilities for accommodations, plans for call for panels and invited keynote speakers. A tentative budget plan was also presented.

5. Report by John Gledhill on the Congress 2013 in Manchester, UK
John Gledhill sent a written progress report on the Congress 2013 in Manchester, including the plans for financial support and call for panels. It was reported that audited accounts or financial statements of past IUAES Congresses in Florence and Kunming need to be submitted to the Manchester City Council in order to receive financial support.

(Erksin Savas Gulec, Gregory Acciaioli and Brunetto Chiarelli retired from the meeting at this point.)

6. Confirmation of the minutes for 27 July 2009
It was decided that the minutes of the previous meeting, held at the World Congress 2009 in Kunming, should be circulated once again to be confirmed by the members of the Executive Committee.

7. Commissions
A proposal for a Commission on Intangible Cultural Heritage, put forward by Lourdes Arizpe, was discussed and approved by the Executive Committee, to be put forward to the Permanent Council. A proposal for the change of name of the ‘Commission on Food and Food Problems’ to ‘Commission on the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition’ was also accepted. It was reported that the proposal for the Commission on Dental Anthropology had been withdrawn. Research by the Secretary-General on the activities of all the commissions is under way and a report will be presented by the next meeting.

8. Finances
Junji Koizumi made a report on the IUAES finances. The account maintained by the former Treasurer was closed and there were difficulties opening a new account. The current balance is only 16,766 yen (approximately US 200 dollars), although the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA) and other associations which stopped paying the IUAES dues have agreed to resume payment. IUAES received an invoice for arrears dues from ICSU, and the collection of fees for both 2010 and 2011 is urgently necessary. The relationship between the membership fees of the IUAES and registration fees of congresses was discussed, as well as the possibility for more efficient ways to collect dues. Andrew Spiegel was appointed new Treasurer, and he will be responsible for the collection of individual and organizational membership fees.

9. Newsletter
Junji Koizumi reported with regret a delay in the publication of Newsletters and presented tables of contents for Newsletter No. 73 and No. 74. A decision was made on the distribution of duties of the Secretary-General and Liza Cerroni-Long, Chair of the Commission on Ethnic Relations, will be responsible for editing the IUAES Newsletters.

10. Website
Junji Koizumi made a report on the new IUAES website (http://www.glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp/iuaes/). The necessity for making the website more active and well-connected to the IUAES commissions was discussed, and it was decided that Liza Cerroni-Long will be in charge of editing the IUAES website.

11. Installation of Nominating Committee
It was agreed that the following would be put forward at the Permanent Council as new members of the Nominating Committee for IUAES officials: Petr Skalnik and Andrew Spiegel.

12. Honorary Members
Recommendation of new Honorary Members was discussed and it was agreed that the Nominating Committee will publish in future Newsletters an announcement on the recommendation of candidates for Honorary Membership.

13. Installation of Nominating Committee for Congresses and Inter-Congresses after 2013
A Nominating Committee is necessary for the Congresses and Inter-Congresses between 2013 and 2018, and it was agreed that the following would be put forward to the Permanent Council as new members of this committee: Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Rajko Mursic.

14. IUAES Statement on ‘Race’ and Racism
A ‘Statement on Race’ had been drafted by Petr Skalnik and circulated ahead of time among the members of the Executive Committee. It was agreed that the document would be put forward to the Permanent Council after revisions by Andrew Spiegel, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Petr Skalnik.

15. Installation of Committee for the Revision of Statutes
It was agreed that the following would be put forward to the Permanent Council as members of the committee for statutes revision: Andrew Spiegel, Soheila Shahshahani, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Thomas Anton Reuter, and Peter Nas.

16. Membership in UNESCO organizations
Membership in UNESCO related organizations was discussed. It was decided that Peter Nas would communicate with those organizations about reconsideration of IUAES membership with them. It was agreed that Petr Skalnik will be a liaison to ICSU (International Council for Science), ISSC (International Social Science Council) and CIPSH (International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies), although the delegates to specific meetings would be decided individually.

17. Coordination of commissions
It was agreed that Soheila Shahshahani will act as the contact person for the IUAES Scientific Commissions, and to coordinate communication with the Commissions. It was decided that the $100 annual fees for the commissions should be abolished.

18. Other matters
It was decided that the meetings of the Permanent Council and General Assembly in the current Inter-Congress are to be held combined as one meeting.

19. Closure

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2. Minutes of the Meetings of the IUAES Permanent Council & General Assembly, Antalya, Turkey (5 October 2010)

by Junji Koizumi


Executive Committee members present: Peter Nas (President), Junji Koizumi (Secretary-General), Rajko Mursic, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Soheila Shahshahani, Petr Skalnik, Andrew Spiegel.

National delegations present: Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, The Czech Republic, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Namibia, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, Uzbekistan [23 countries]

Agenda

1. Opening
2. Country roll
2. Reminiscences of Eric Sunderland
3. Report by Erksin Savas Gulec on Inter-Congress 2010 in Antalya
4. New Commission on Intangible Cultural Heritage
5. Appointment of new Treasurer
6. Appointment of editor for IUAES Newsletter and Website
7. Installation of Nominating Committee for IUAES officials 2013
8. Installation of Nominating Committee for Congresses and Inter-Congresses after 2013
9. Installation of Committee for Revision of Statutes
10. Appointment of liaison person for ICSU, ISSC and CIPSH
11. Coordination of Commissions
12. IUAES Statement on ‘Race’ and Racism
13. Next Inter-Congresses in Perth, Australia, and Orissa, India, and Congress in Manchester, UK
14. Closure

Peter Nas, the IUAES President, opened the meeting with a word of welcome.

Peter Nas gave reminiscences of the late Professor Eric Sunderland, past President and Secretary-General of the IUAES, who had a great stabilizing influence on the IUAES for twenty years.

Erksin Savas Gulec, the convener of the Inter-Congress 2010 in Antalya, made a report. According to her report, the inter-congress attracted 105 participants from 33 countries. She offered the opportunity to have discussions among the participants over dinner, and she was thanked by all for her contributions.

The new ‘Commission on Intangible Cultural Heritage’, with Lourdes Arizpe as Chair, was proposed and approved by the Permanent Council.

Difficulties in opening a new IUAES account were reported and the appointment of Andrew Spiegel as new Treasurer was announced and approved.

The delay in the publication of the IUAES Newsletter was reported with regret and it was announced that Liza Cerroni-Long, Chair of the Commission on Ethnic Relations, will be responsible for editing the IUAES Newsletter as well as the IUAES website.

The installation of a Nominating Committee for IUAES officials was put forward and approved by the Permanent Council. The members of this Committee are Petr Skalnik and Andrew Spiegel. The nomination of candidates for offices was not disclosed beforehand to the Permanent Council in the 2009 Congress, but Statutes will be amended for the Inter-Congress 2011 so as to make the announcement possible ahead of time.

The installation of a Nominating Committee for IUAES Congresses and Inter-Congresses between 2013 and 2018 was put forward and approved. The members of this Committee are Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Rajko Mursic.

The installation of a Committee for the Revision of Statutes was put forward and approved. The members of this Committee are Andrew Spiegel, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Soheila Shahshahani, Thomas Anton Reuter and Peter Nas.

The appointment of Petr Skalnik as liaison person for ICSU, ISSC and CIPSH was put forward and approved.

It was announced that Soheila Shahshahani will act as the contact person for the IUAES Scientific Commissions and will coordinate communication with the Commissions.

The IUAES Statement on ‘Race’ and Racism drafted by Petr Skalnik was presented by Andrew Spiegel and examined in detail by all the participants of the meeting. The document was adopted in principle by the Permanent Council, and an amended version will be circulated later by e-mail.

Gregory Acciaioli made a progress report on the Inter-Congress 2011 in Perth, Australia. The Inter-Congress is scheduled to be held at the University of Western Australia as a joint congress of the Australian Anthropological Society (ASA) and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand (AAAS/NZ). It is to be held from the 5th through the 8th of July, 2011, and the conference theme is ‘Knowledge and Value in a Globalising World: Disentangling Dichotomies, Querying Unities’. Detailed plans, including those for keynote speeches and a distinguished public lecture, were presented.

The convener of Inter-Congress 2012 was not present and there was no additional information.

Peter Nas made a progress report on the IUAES 2013 in Manchester, which will be organized by John Gledhill. It was reported that audited financial statements of past IUAES Congresses in Florence and Kunming are necessary.

Peter Nas closed the meeting with a word of appreciation for Erksin Savas Gulec who convened and organized Inter-Congress 2010 in Antalya.