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Manchester, UK, 2013

  1. Minutes of IUAES Executive Committee meeting, August 4, 2013 (18:00 – 21:00), at George Kenyon Hall 07.01's common room, University Place, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  2. Minutes of IUAES Executive Committee meeting, August 8, 2013 (12:45 – 14:00), at Room G113, Alan Turing, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  3. Minutes of the meeting of the General Assembly, August 9, 2013 (18:30 – 21:00), at University Place Main Theatre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Minutes of IUAES Executive Committee meeting, August 4, 2013 (18:00 – 21:00), at George Kenyon Hall 07.01's common room, University Place, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

by Junji Koizumi


Present:
Peter Nas (President), Junji Koizumi (Secretary-General), Andrew ‘Mugsy’ Spiegel (Treasurer), John Gledhill, Faye Harrison, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Rajko Muršič, Paul Nkwi, Thomas Anton Reuter, Petr Skalník

  1. Opening

    President Nas opened the meeting.

  2. Report on the 17th World Congress in Manchester

    John Gledhill presented a verbal update to the pre-conference report. The report included the number of papers proposed (3332) and accepted (1493) and the number of panels proposed (285) and accepted (211). 1399 delegates had confirmed of 1407 registered. He reported the regional composition of the congress in which 69 different countries were represented. He also presented the financial outlook of the congress in detail.

  3. 3. Report on the Congress and Inter-Congress proposals and preparation for the presentation of bids

    The procedure for deciding the host of the next World Congress 2018 was discussed and confirmed. The four bidders were the following and the decision will be made at the General Assembly meeting scheduled on August 9, 2015 (18:30-21:00, University Place Main Theatre).

    Brazil (Brazilian Association of Anthropology)
    Croatia (Croatian Anthropological Society/Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb)
    India (University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad)
    India (KIIT University, Odisha)

    The names of the potential bidders for Inter-Congresses after 2014 were also reported.

  4. IUAES Commissions Report 2013 and evaluation of Commissions

    The completion of IUAES Commissions Report 2013 was reported, and it was made available online at http://www.iuaes.org/comm/comm_rpt_2013.pdf. Eventually 22 out of 30 Commissions submitted the report of the individual Commission, although 2 of them were not included in the published IUAES Commission Report 2013 due to late submission.

    Based on this Commissions Report 2013, six Commissions were proposed to be removed. They were Commissions on:

    Anthropological Dimensions of Global Change
    Anthropology in Policy and Practice
    Anthropology of Mathematics
    Bioethics
    Human Ecology
    Primatology

    The decision was that three of them were dissolved:

    Anthropology of Mathematics
    Bioethics
    Primatology

    The three were not dissolved and decided to be continued under new leadership:

    Anthropological Dimensions of Global Change
    Anthropology in Policy and Practice
    Human Ecology

    The following four Commissions were allowed to continue under a careful watch by the Executive Committee and the Council of Commissions, despite their limited level of activities. It was agreed that increasing the number of good and active Commissions is essentially important.

    Urgent Anthropological Research ( Stephanie Wiesbauer-Hohenwart)
    Documentation (Paul N. Nkwi)
    Migration (Anand Singh)
    Museums and Cultural Heritage  (M.K. Gautam)

  5. IUAES finances and membership

    Mugsy Spiegel, the Treasurer, reported on the IUAES finances. The financial situation was improved from the cash balance close to nil in 2011 to about £46000 at the end of 2012 due to successful organization of the IUAES World Congress 2013 in Manchester, but it was agreed that we need to increase our members and to build a stronger financial basis before we are able to start to distribute the IUAES fund.

  6. Preparation for the Open Commissions Meeting

    The plan for Open Commissions Meeting to be held on August 7, 2015 (19:30-21:00, Roscoe Building, Theatre A) was reported by Secretary-General. This is a new project with the following objectives:

    To share the knowledge about IUAES Commissions under the new Statutes.
    To further understanding of Commissions among the IUAES members.
    To recruit members to the current Commissions.
    To explain the procedure to set up a new Commission and encourage IUAES members to start one (http://www.iuaes.org/submissionform.pdf).
    To promote networking among different Commissions

    The following agenda was approved:

    Introduction of chairs of Commissions present
    About the IUAES Commission
    Presentation of each Commission
    IUAES Commissions Report 2013
    Procedure to set up a new Commission
    Open discussion

  7. Preparation for the meeting of the Council of Commissions

    The Executive Committee prepared for the first ever Council of Commissions meeting scheduled on August 8, 2015 (19:00-21:00, Roscoe Building, Theatre A). The agenda was presented by Secretary-General and discussed, and procedures for the election of the Head and Deputy Head of the Council of Commissions were confirmed, including the quorum, absentee ballots, proxies, late candidacies and the submission of Curriculum Vita.

  8. Preparation for the meeting of the General Assembly and election World Congress for 2018

    Secretary-General proposed the agenda and detailed procedures for the voting for the next World Congress 2018. The agenda and procedures were approved.

  9. Proposal for new Scientific Commissions

    Secretary-General reported that, by the time of this meeting of the Executive Committee, there was only one submission of proposal for a new IUAES Commission.

  10. New Honorary members

    Buddhadeb Chaudhuri, John (Jack) Rankine Goody and Sherry B. Ortner were recommended as new Honorary Members of the IUAES. All three were approved and will be recommended to the General Assembly.

  11. Plans for election of new members of the Executive Committee

    Junji Koizumi, Secretary-General, and Mugsy Spiegel, the chair of the Nomination Committee, submitted the list of the candidates for the election of the members of the new Executive Committee. The schedule for this election and the use of electronic platform was confirmed. It was decided that the slates will be confirmed in the second meeting of the Executive Committee scheduled four days later on August 8, 2015.

  12. By-Laws of the Statutes
    It was agreed, due to the revision of the Statutes, we have various practical problems to be dealt with amended By-Laws.
  13. Joint meeting of IUAES and WCAA Executives.

    In preparation of the first joint meeting of the IUAES and WCAA Executives, scheduled on August 5, 2015 (10:00-12:00, Charles Hallé Room, Bridgewater Hall), the Executive Committee tried to identify the possibilities for cooperation and coordination between the two organizations.

  14. Next meeting of the Executive Committee

    The second meeting of the Executive Committee was scheduled on August 8 at 12:45 at Room G113, Alan Turing, University Place.

  15. Other Issues

    None.

  16. Closing

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Minutes of IUAES Executive Committee meeting, August 8, 2013 (12:45 – 14:00), at Room G113, Alan Turing, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

by Junji Koizumi


Present:
Peter Nas (President), Junji Koizumi (Secretary-General), Andrew ‘Mugsy’ Spiegel (Treasurer), John Gledhill, Faye Harrison, Eisaku Kanazawa, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Thomas Anton Reuter, Rajko Muršič, Soheila Shahshahani, Petr Skalník, Paul Nkwi


  1. Opening

  2. Election of new members of the Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee discussed the nominations submitted and agreed on the proposal to be put forward at the meeting of the General Assembly scheduled on August 9, 2015 (18:30-21:00, University Place Main Theatre).

  3. Closing

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Minutes of the meeting of the General Assembly, August 9, 2013 (18:30 – 21:00), at University Place Main Theatre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

by Junji Koizumi


Present:
Peter Nas (President), Junji Koizumi (Secretary-General), Andrew ‘Mugsy’ Spiegel (Treasurer), John Gledhill, Faye Harrison, Eisaku Kanazawa, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Rajko Muršič, Thomas Anton Reuter, Soheila Shahshahani, Petr Skalník


  1. Opening and welcome

    Peter Nas opened the meeting and expressed his welcome to participants.

  2. Presentation of the members of the Executive Committee

    All members of the Executive Committee introduced themselves.

  3. Presentation of the new Statutes and amendments

    Thomas Reuter made a presentation on the revision of the IUAES Statutes approved by the votes of National Delegations and announced on the IUAES website on December 25, 2012:

    http://www.iuaes.org/announcement_121225.pdf
    http://www.iuaes.org/statutes_121225.pdf
    http://www.iuaes.org/revision_121225.pdf

  4. Council of Commissions

    Junji Koizumi, Secretary-General, and Giuliana B. Prato, newly elected Head of the Council of Commissions, made a presentation on Commission activities and newly compiled IUAES Commissions Report 2013 published on the IUAES website:

    http://www.iuaes.org/comm/comm_rpt_2013.pdf

    The Executive Committee proposed to remove three Commissions:

    Commission on Anthropology of Mathematics
    Commission on Bioethics
    Commission on Primatology

    The Executive Committee also proposed to continue the following three Commissions under new leadership:

    Commissions on Anthropological Dimensions of Global Change
    Commissions on Anthropology in Policy and Practice
    Commissions on Human Ecology

    The proposals were approved by the General Assembly.
  5. Procedure for election of new IUAES officials

    Junji Koizumi, Secretary-General, and Mugsy Spiegel, the chair of the Nomination Committee, put forth the following report about the election of the Executive Committee for the term 2013-18.

    Base on submitted nominations, the following were elected without competition:

    Secretary-General: Junji Koizumi
    Treasurer: Mugsy Spiegel
    Senior Vice-President: Thomas Anton Reuter

    Two Vice-Presidents were elected by the executive Committee for the second term (Art.9 f.2):

    Gustavo Lins Ribeiro
    Rajko Muršič

    The Head and Deputy Head of the Council of Commissions were elected at the Council of Commissions meeting held on August 8, 2013 (Art.8 b.3):

    Head of the Council of Commissions: Giuliana B. Prato
    Deputy Head of the Council of Commissions: Zhang Jijiao

    The current President will become Immediate Past President (advisory and no vote) (Art.9 h.):

    Past President: Peter J. M. Nas

    The host of the eighteenth World Congress will become the Ex-Officio Vice- President (Art.9 g.).

    The following members of the Executive Committee will be chosen by an electronic election to be held commencing no later than 60 days after the close of the World Congress 2013:

    President of the IUAES: 2 nominees
    Vice-President (first vacancy): 3 nominees
    Vice-President (second vacancy): 4 nominees

    The term of the incumbent Executive Committee will continue until this election has been finalised (Art.8 c.8).

  6. Report on the 17th World Congress in Manchester

    John Gledhill, the organizer of the seventeenth World Congress in Manchester, made a presentation on this World Congress based on the report submitted to the Executive Committee (http://www.iuaes.org/congresses/2013/report.html).

  7. Report on the IUAES finances and membership

    Mugsy Spiegel, Treasurer, gave a report on finances and membership based on the report submitted to the Executive Committee.

  8. Proposed Inter-Congress 2014

    Junji Koizumi, the organizer of Inter-Congress 2014 in Japan, made a presentation about the Inter-Congress which was approved by the Executive Committee on February 18, 2013.

  9. Election World Congress for 2018

    Four bidders for the eighteenth World Congress in 2018 made short presentations on each proposal. (Full presentations had been given at 19:00-21:00 on August 6, 2013, at University Place Main Theatre.) The votes were taken after presentations, and the host of the World Congress in 2018 was decided as follows and immediately announced on the IUAES website (http://www.iuaes.org/notices.html).

    BidderVotes
    Brazil (Brazilian Association of Anthropology)267
    Croatia (Croatian Anthropological Society/Institute for
    Anthropological Research, Zagreb)
    98
    India (University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad)17
    India (KIIT University, Odisha)84

    The eighteenth World Congress of the IUAES in 2018 will be held in Florianópolis, Brazil, and the Congress Organizer will be Miriam Pillar Grossi of Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). In accordance with the Statutes, she immediately became a member of the Executive Committee as Ex-Officio Vice-President.

  10. 10. IUAES Honorary Members

    The proposal to have the following as Honorary Members of the IUAES was approved.

    NOMINEEAFFILIATIONCOUNTRY
    Buddhadeb ChaudhuriUniversity of CalcuttaIndia
    Sir John (Jack) Rankine Goody FBACambridge UniversityUK
    Sherry Beth OrtnerUniversity of California at Los AngelesUSA

    http://www.iuaes.org/hon_members.html

  11. Other issues

  12. Closing