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Newsletter 65

April 2005

  1. 1. IUAES Inter-Congress, Pardubice, Czech Republic, 29 August–3 September 2005
    By Petr Skalník
  2. 2. Annual report of the Commission for the Anthropology of Food (ICAF) 2003-2004
    By Igor de Garine
  3. 3. Report of the Commission on Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development, 1998-2004
    By Viatcheslav Rudnev and Dorothy Billings
  4. 4. Letter to the Secretary General of the IUAES, December 2004
    By Buddhadeb Chauduri
  5. IUAES Membership

1. IUAES Inter-Congress, Pardubice, Czech Republic, 29 August–3 September 2005

By Petr Skalník

Racism’s Many Faces: Challenge for All Anthropologists and Ethnologists

In this irreversibly globalized world the encounter of previously localized diversity of the physical and socio-cultural traits of humanity does not only lead to co-operation and brotherhood. Often it is accompanied by various manifestations of suspicion, hatred, hostility and war, which are believed to be caused by the differences of physical features, difference in social organization, faith or custom. Anthropologists and ethnologists, while trying to understand these differences and explain the tensions among people, have often contributed to the confusion by their scientific classifications and intellectual concepts, such as race and ethnicity, aimed at grasping the difference. These classifications and concepts helped, wittingly or unwittingly, the perpetuation of difference and thereby differential access to resources by power holders and supremacist ideologues, often to the detriment of human universals. Today the language of race and ethnicity, of positive and negative discrimination, is being superseded by identity and culturalist discourse, the language of autochthony and allochthony, the opposing of majority and minority populations.

The IUAES Inter-Congress is intended as an attempt to bring together anthropologists and ethnologists of all specializations in order to examine our theories and methodologies in dealing with human variability. The aim is to think critically about our disciplines’ contribution to the explanation of our complex world, to the elimination of the multi-faceted discrimination based on the political use and abuse of concepts developed by anthropologists and ethnologists in their quest for paradigms and novel approaches in the study of humankind. The Inter-Congress will be an opportunity to manifest the specific public and scholarly responsibility of anthropological and ethnological sciences for the one and only world of ours.

The IUAES has been steadily engaged in critical approaches to the questions of race and ethnicity (viz. IUAES Statement on Race which was submitted to UNESCO, www.leidenuniv.nl/fsw/iuaes/08-race.htm). Its eleven articles reflect the state of the art of anthropological knowledge about human biological variability. Article 10 states a conclusion shared no doubt by most IUAES members: ‘There is no necessary concordance between biological characteristics and culturally defined groups. On every continent, there are diverse populations that differ in language, economy, and culture. There is no national, religious, geographic, linguistic, cultural group, or economic class that constitutes a race’. The Inter-Congress shall particularly address the complex problem of the social and cultural categorising which continues, whether intended or not, to carry the message of inherent divisions and hierarchies among human groups. The Pardubice Inter-Congress will also be an opportunity for meetings of various IUAES commissions working on problems raised during the plenary sessions.

The Inter-Congress will take place in Pardubice, 29 August till 3 September 2005. Pardubice, founded in the thirteenth century, is a royal historical city situated on the River Elbe, some 100 kilometres east of Prague. Pardubice castle surrounded by mediaeval walls and the city centre testify to the importance of Pardubice through the centuries. Pardubice is however also a modern industrial, administrative and cultural centre for eastern Bohemia. Its population has reached 100,000. The city is well served by rail and road networks. There is a good infrastructure of hotels and restaurants. The rail travel from Prague to Pardubice takes 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The University of Pardubice (www.upce.cz) is one of the dynamic newcomers to the world academic scene. Founded in 1994, it now has four faculties and the total enrolment exceeds 5000. The Faculty of Humanities is one of the fastest developing in the Czech Republic. Its study programmes in the humanities and social sciences have acquired respect at home and abroad. In particular social anthropology, which has been taught as a separate discipline since 2001, is a very popular subject among the students. The teaching and research at the Department of social sciences underlines the study of ethnicity understood as the political usage of cultural difference, various classifications of people into groups and distinct categories on the basis of selected and perceived cultural and sometimes physical difference. The study programme of social anthropology reacts to the changing socio-economic conditions and reflects the situation in present-day Europe, where multicultural influences and a non-European ethnic impact are increasingly felt and confronted. The emphasis is laid upon the study of ethnic problems (ethnic minorities, interethnic relations, ethnic conflict, nationalism, migration) with a focus on Romany studies. The members and students at the Department also carry out a complex field study of social and cultural change in the nearby village of Roveň which was a subject of a detailed sociological study back in the 1930s.

The IUAES Inter-Congress in Pardubice has the strong support of university officials, the city government and the Pardubice business community. Negotiations have secured sufficient capacity of accommodation of all classes to be made available for the participants. The university will provide sufficient space for meetings and its restaurant will be made available for the participants. Excursions will be organized to nearby historical monuments, spas and also the fieldwork site of Roveň. A local organization committee, composed of the representatives of the Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and the university administration as well as city and business, will be responsible for the preparatory work and the actual execution of the Pardubice Inter-Congress. The Congress will also be a welcome opportunity for the Czech anthropological and ethnological community to present results of its work at an international forum.

The organizer of the next IUAES Inter-congress is Professor Petr Skalnik (petr.skalnik@upce.cz) and the website is http://webak.upce.cz/iuaes/

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2. Annual report of the Commission for the Anthropology of Food (ICAF) 2003-2004

By Igor de Garine

The activities of the national committees have continued (see ICAF website http:/ICAFbrookes.ac.uk).

South America
Mexico
Some committees have been especially active, e.g. Mexico. The Grupo Mexicano de Antropología Alimentaria (GMAA) has increased substantially the number of its members. They hold regular seminars in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

The Mexican national committee collaborates with the Programa Universitario de Alimentos (PUAL) of the UNAM and the group of experts in Mexican cooking, Cultura Culinaria. It develops itself through the Mexican Network of Food Culture for Latin America and proposes a national gastronomic manual for Mexican food.

Dr Ricardo Avila of the University of Guadalajara, in collaboration with the University of Veracruz, is organizing the XXII° ICAF conference to be held in Veracruz, Mexico, 17-19 June 2005 on Food in Ports.

Several national committees have been developed in Latin America:


Brazil
On the occasion of the Social Forum in Porto Alegre in 2002 a national committee for Brazil, the Group for the Food Anthropology of Brazil (GABB), was created. The President is Maria Eunice de Souza Maciel, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), the First secretary is Raul Lody, Foundation Pierre Verger and Foundation Gilberto Freyre, and the second secretary is Renata Menasche, Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul (UERGS). Members are from twelve universities.

The Brazilian national committee has been especially efficient at the meeting organized by the Gilberto Freyre Foundation, and at the XXIII° meeting of the Brazilian Association for Anthropology, where they held a forum on Food and Symbolism.


Argentina
A national committee has been created in Argentina. The President is Patricia Aguirre, University of San Martin. It counts members from the universities of Buenos Aires, San Martin, Rosario and Cordoba. The following activities have taken place:

- maintaining a web page entitled Food Anthropology within the Nutrition Latin American network (Latinut.net);

- creating a Yahoo Group for communication and discussion purposes via e-mail. Representatives from all regions in Argentina are expected due to the large distances involved. The list contributes to communication among members with no need to attend the meetings.

- holding open meetings at IDAES head office (Institute of High Social Studies of the Universidade de San Martín) on the first Monday of each month, to present and discuss members’ and guests’ research studies.

- meeting on Food Anthropology at the Universidad de Humanidades y Arte in Rosario on October 19th.

- preparation of a committee for the Latin American Congress of Anthropology to be held in 2005 in the City of Rosario together with Eunice Maciel of ICAF Brazil.

Patricia Aguirre is working on the creation of national ICAF committees in Bolivia and in Chile.


Africa

The first national committee for Africa has been created in Cameroon. The President is Professor Mbonji Edjenguele, University of Yaoundé; The Secretary is Jean-Marie Essomba; in charge of ethno-anthropological training is Ngima Mazoung,G., University of Yaoundé, Ministry of Technical and Scientific Research. It counts members from the universities of Yaoundé, Douala and Ngaoundéré. The committee is focusing on urban food habits in relation to:

- drinks, milk and lipids;

- cultural and socio-economic changes.

Studies have been carried out on the consumption of bush meat in the city of Yaoundé and, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Applied African Ethnology and Anthropology, ICAF CAMEROON has contributed to a study of food consumption of people living with VHI/AIDS.

- In collaboration with the CIRAD and IITA, ICAF CAMEROON has participated in a study of various aspects of the utilisation and choice of red palm oil at Yaoundé and Douala.

A first constitutional meeting will take place in Yaoundé in October 2004.


Europe

The European section of the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food continues to be active. Constant efforts are made to set up groups in other European countries. Several non-European countries without an active Continental association also have informal links with ICAF (Europe). In all cases communication is greatly facilitated by electronic mail.

France
- Training and research are taking place in the University of Bordeaux and there are regular meetings of ‘The Marmite’ group, ICAF France.

- Monthly seminars are held in the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris.

- The French ICAF team (President: F. Aubaile, Secretary: Matthieu de Labarre) has created a Web journal. Two issues are out and a third is in preparation. The ICAF website access is through www.icafood.org.

Spain
- Training and research activities continue in the Universities of Sevilla, Barcelona and Saragossa (EIMAH: see publications section).

- The Spanish ICAF national committee (President: Xavier Medina, University of Barcelona) is organising the XX° ICAF meeting on Beer in Prehistory and Antiquity to be held in Barcelona, 3-5 October 2004.

Austria
The Austrian national committee organised the XIX° ICAF conference on Hunting Food, Drinking Wine, in Poysdorf, December 2003. 29 papers were presented.

UK
The UK national committee is organising the XXI° ICAF conference on Non-Food as Food to be held in Headington, Oxford, 2-3 June 2005.

Italy
- Training in the anthropology of food is taking place in the University of Roma (La Sapienza) and in the University of Cosenza.

- The Italian national committee is planning to hold a workshop on Hot Peppers (Capsicum) during autumn 2005.

The Netherlands
The Dutch national committee (Drs Gerard Persoon and Dr Wouter van Beek) is planning to hold a meeting on food taboos Not Suited for Consumption: An Interdisciplinary View on Food Taboos, is to be organized by the universities of Utrecht and Leiden in April or May 2005.

The Commission organized in the framework of the XV° Congress of the ICAES in Florence July 2003, the XVIII° ICAF symposium on Anthropology, Nutrition and Wildlife Conservation. Sixteen papers were presented and although the Congress was an organisational failure, the meeting appeared to be successful.


Publications

Researching Food Habits: Methods and Problems (Eds. Helen Macbeth and Jeremy McClancy). Berghahn Books, New York, Oxford, 2004.


In preparation

- Anthropology, Nutrition and Wildlife Conservation, (eds. E. Dounias and V. de Garine)

- Hunting Food, Drinking Wine (eds. Armin Prinz and Ruth Kutalek)


In press

- Meat, (ed. Annie Hubert) First volume of a new collection on the Anthropology of Food to be published in English by the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, Estudios de l’Hombre.

- A version in French, La Viande, edited by F. Aubaile, M. Bernard and P. Pasquet will be published by Babel/Actes Sud. It will present a different sample of papers.

- The book derived from the XVII° ICAF conference Arbitrario Cultural y Alimentacion: Homenaje al Dr Igor de Garine held in Borja, Spain, 22-24 November 2001 is in press.


Conclusion

The past period has been a fruitful one for ICAF. Four international meetings have been organized, three are in preparation. One book has been published, three have been accepted for publication and two are in preparation. A general trend seems to pervade national committees (Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, France, Spain): Food as a cultural patrimony.

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3. Report of the Commission on Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development, 1998-2004

By Viatcheslav Rudnev and Dorothy Billings

The year 2004 was the sixth year of Commission activity. Established at the 14th ICAES (Williamsburg, 1998), the Commission was created to carry out several projects. It has promoted the study of the significance of the ethno-cultural component in reaching decisions about ways to ensure sustainable development, and it has elicited interpretations of new aspects of folk culture (indigenous knowledge) that are important in maintaining sustainable development.

The last decades of the twentieth century were a period of grand success for humankind in transforming nature to accord with the necessities required by the mode of life created in industrial society. At the same time, as a result of unbalanced cultivation of nature by humankind, it was a period that generated many problems in ecological relationships (e.g. pollution and reduction of biodiversity), in human health and in guaranteeing a livable world for future generations.

The symposium on Cultures and Sustainable Development for Humankind in the 21st Century at the 14th ICAES (Williamsburg, 1998) had a foundational role in defining the future sphere of the Commission’s activities. An outline for the course of future activity by the Commission was traced in the 29 papers presented in this symposium. This course is consonant with the notions of the United Nations Conference on environment and development (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 1992) which adopted a program of action for searching out the way to sustainable development, and opened possibilities for interdisciplinary cooperation. An international conference, Ethnic Traditional Culture and Folk Knowledge, organized at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, in Moscow in 1994 brought together some of the scholars who have continued to work with the present commission.

Pre-industrial society had a different experience in using nature and solving problems of life-support activities under a regime of sparing nature. Folk society (in particular indigenous peoples’ economy) has learned to integrate into local nature at an optimum level based on the use of renewable resources.

The development of different models of nature-society relationships and the search for data using these models was recognized as an important perspective by the United Nations Conference on environment and development (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 1992).

In 2001 the Commission organized a Symposium entitled Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development (Chairperson - Viatcheslav Rudnev) at the IUAES Inter-congress in Göttingen (Germany) devoted to the topic Exploitation and Overexploitation in Societies Past and Present. Symposium activity was reflected in printed materials (Programme and Abstracts of the IUAES Inter-Congress, Goettingen, Germany, 2001, July 18-21, p. 32-34).

At the next IUAES Inter-Congress (Tokyo, Japan, 2002) the Commission organized a Session on Indigenous Knowledge and Problems of Sustainability (Chairs: Viatcheslav Rudnev and Dorothy Billings). A report was printed in the IUAES Newsletter, No. 64.

The Commission paid special attention to assisting activities at national level. In 1999, Session on Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability (Chair: Viatcheslav Rudnev) was held at the third Congress of Russian ethnographers and anthropologists (Moscow, Russia). In 2001 a Session on Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability (Chair: Viatcheslav Rudnev) was held at the fourth Congress of Russian ethnographers and anthropologists (Naltchik, Russia). The XVth ICAES in Florence (Italy 2003) demonstrated the increasing interest of ethnologists from around the world in the subject of the Commission’s work, and stimulated a broadened concept of the territory and diversity in the topic’s sphere.

The Commission activity in Pistoia (at the XVth ICAES) included ten sessions

- Session 1. Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development (Chairs: Viatcheslav Rudnev, Dorothy Billings).

- Session 2. Science in Society: Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom in the 21st Century (Chairs: Buddhadeb Chaudhuri, Ambedkar).

- Session 3. Revised Anthropological Studies on the Adivasi Population on Andaman and Nicobar Islands. (Chair: Lydia Icke-Schwalbe).

- Session 4. Anthropology of Socio-Political Empowerment of Indigenous People. (Chair: Karma Oraon).

- Session 5. Involuntary Displacement and Sustainable Livelihood Restoration: Good Practices and Learning from Mistakes. (Chair: A.B. Ota).

- Session 6. Strategy for Tribal Development in India. (Chair: A .K. Singh).

- Session 7. Maintain-Oriented and Water-Oriented Groups: Cross-Cultural Comparison on their Subsistence, Social Life, Ethos, and Developmental Strategies. (Chair: Chiao Chien).

- Session 8. Interaction Between Human Groups and Lacustrine Environment in Mesoamerica. (Chairs: Y. Sugiura, Annick Daneels).

- Session 9. The Sacred Circle Nation Population (Chair: Alessandro Martire)

- Session 10. Ecological Movements in Traditional Societies. (Chair: Triloki Pandey).


The XVth ICAES (emphasizing the local level of the problem), gave a strong incentive for active cross-cultural research and the exchange of ideas in indigenous and folk knowledge and Sustainability.

Discussion at the Session meetings and during the plenary session at the XVth ICAES assisted in eliciting elements of the experience of Indigenous Cultures in using nature- and life-support activities that ensure harmony between populations, nature and society. That is especially important for solving problems in ecology and health protection. Our appeal to the wisdom of the people of pre-industrial society is useful and quite practical for achieving sustainability by modern society. In the context of problems of modern society (marked by the United Nations Conference in Johannesburg 2002) we see that the role of the Commission’s work has grown.

There was a wide distribution of views (from analysis of life-support technologies friendly to nature to the role of ethics models and cross-generation transmission of cultural notions for modern life) presented at the meetings of the Commission’s sessions at the Inter-Congress ICAES in Calcutta (India).

The Commission activity was concentrated during the Inter-Congress in Calcutta through several sessions of activity:

- Session 1. Sustainability: Village Views, City Views. Conveners: Prof. Dorothy Billings, Department of Anthropology, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas USA Fax 316-978-3351. E-mail: dorothy.billings@wichita.edu and Prof. Viatcheslav Rudnev, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 32-A, Leninsky Prospect, Moscow 117334, Russia. Fax: 095-938.06.00. E-mail: roudnev@iea.ras.ru; roudnev@mail.ru.

- Session 2. Homo International - A Way for Multi-Ethnic Society. Convener: Dr. Cornelia Guja, Anthropological Research Center, Romania Academy, Bucharest, Romania. Tel./Fax: 01-212.66.63. E-mail: cgu-ja@yahoo.com.

- Session 3. Fourth World or First Nations? Indigenous Peoples at the Crossroads of Development and the State. Convener: Prof. Scott Simon, Department of Sociology, University of Ottawa, 550, Cumberland Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada. Post 1363. Fax: 613-562.59.06. E-Mail: ssimon@uottawa.ca.

- Session 4. Indigenous Futures: The Andaman Islanders in the 21st Century. Conveners: Prof. Sita Venkateswar and Prof. Vishvajit Pandya, Social Anthropology Programme, School People, Environment and Planning. Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Tel.: (06) 350.57.99 (X2515). E-mail: S. Venkateswar@massey.ac.nz.


Cooperation with colleagues from other Commissions of the IUAES gives fruitful impetus for interdisciplinary investigation in the Commission’s subject. Meanwhile, the cardinal meaning of sustainability as a topic for modern society has brought active interest to the Commission’s work results from the outside and gives this perspective an opportunity for collaboration on the international and interdisciplinary level.

In future the Commission will publish our activities in the Information Bulletin, Newsletters of the Commission on Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development, including volumes of articles, and will continue to assist in collaborative research by organizing scientific meetings focused on the topics of the Commission’s interest. The Commission will promote the process of popularizing results of the scientific investigation in Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability. If you would like to collaborate with the Commission on indigenous knowledge and Sustainable Development, please communicate with: dorothy.billings@wichita.edu or roudnev@mail.ru.

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4. Letter to the Secretary General of the IUAES, December 2004

By Buddhadeb Chauduri

Dear Prof. Nas, Greetings! Wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope you have received the IUAES Inter-Congress book sent through Dr. Colombijn. As you know, the process of the Inter-Congress started almost from the beginning of 2004. So we had to look for three issues - organizational, academic and financial - and we tried to learn from the experience of earlier congresses. As there was the financial constraint, we tried to involve and get collaborative support from other organizations like Anthropological Survey of India, Indian Museum, etc. The inauguration and the valedictory sessions were organized in the Indian Museum. Anthropological Survey of India provided the power point projector and overhead projector in the Indian Museum during the inaugural session. The different sessions were held in the University College of Science (Science College) where the Anthropology Department is located. We tried to provide power point projector with computer, overhead and slide projector in all the rooms where nine parallel sessions were often held. Even though a number of Event Managers approached us, we employed students for various activities to reduce cost. For this, I and Sumita Chauduri had to take additional burden but at the end, we were quite satisfied with the whole organizational work. We also organized a book exhibition and handicraft exhibition on this occasion from 10-16 December, 2004, which was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor on 10 December and a number of leading publishers participated. There was a Press conference on 10 December and the inaugural session was well covered by TV. We tried to keep the Registration Fee as low as possible and besides a seminar kit, provided lunch and tea on all days and one dinner and one high tea during this period. After the Valedictory Session, there was a complimentary city tour. The National Museum for Man agreed to provide a grant to meet the travel and local expenses of Indian participants, but informed us by the end of November that due to sudden budget cut the grant would not be available. This created a real problem for us as on the basis of this grant we promised travel allowance to quite a few Indian participants. We invited senior anthropologists like Prof. B.K. Roy Burman, Former Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow, Prof. R.K. Mukherjee Emeritus Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Prof. B.M. Das, Member, National Backward Class Commission, Dr. Rao, Director Anthropological Survey of India, to deliver lectures in the inaugural session. Besides, Prof. Vargas and Prof. Omoto were the speakers in the special session on the inaugural day. Prof. L.K. Mahapatra, Former Vice Chancellor of the Utkal University delivered the valedictory address which was chaired by Prof. Vargas. In the interest of the subject, we have tried to promote the participation of younger scholars also and provided support to many of them. As we received more than 60 session proposals and more than 350 papers, it became extremely difficult to accommodate them within three days. So we had to organize as many as nine parallel sessions at a time on many occasions. Actually 62 sessions were organized besides two workshops – ‘Peace, Cooperation and sustainable Development in Multi Ethnic Asia’ and ‘Youth and Peace’ during these three days. Different cultural programmes were also organized on two days. Besides the EC meetings held in the morning, meeting of different commissions were also held during this period.

We have tried our best to realize the IUAES Programme successfully against many odds and now feel that it has been successful, in terms of participation, academic consideration and wide coverage of participants from Peru to New Zealand and including participants from indigenous communities. Warm regards,

Programme of the Inter-Congress
12.12.2004 (Sunday)
Venue: Indian Museum Conference Hall.
Registration: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Inaugural Programme: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Inaugural Song
Welcome address: Prof. Asis Kumar Banerjee, Vice Chancellor, University of Calcutta

Introducing the seminar: Prof. Buddhadeb Chaudhuri, Organizing Secretary, IUAES Address of the Chief Guest: Prof. Satya Sadan Chakraborty, Honourable Minister, In Charge Higher Education, Government of West Bengal

Address by IUAES President: Prof. Luis Alberto Vargas

Address by Dr. V. Rao, Director Anthropological Survey of India

Address by Local Secretary, IUAES Inter-Congress: Dr. Sumita Chaudhuri

Vote of thanks: Dr. A.R. Bandhyopadhyay, Head Department of Anthropology, Calcutta University

Tea: 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lecture Session: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Speakers:

  1. Professor Luis Alberto Varges, President IUAES
  2. Professor Ramkrishna Mukherjee, Emeritus Professor, Indian Statistical Institute
  3. Professor K. Omoto, Emeritus Professor, Tokyo University
  4. Professor B.K. Roy Burman, Former Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow
  5. Dr. V.R. Rao, Director, Anthropological Survey of India
  6. Professor B. M. Das, Former Member, National Backward Class Commission
  7. Professor A.C. Bhagabati, Former Vice Chancellor, Arunachal University
  8. Mr. Tushar Mitra, Director General, KMDA(Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority)
Lunch: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tea (Hosted by UTI Bank) 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Cultural Programme: 5:30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
‘Glimpses of India ‘ Produced & Directed by Amala Shankar

<13.12.2004 to 15.12.2004 (Tuesday & Wednesday) Morning

Parallel Academic Sessions: Venue: Ballygunge Science College, Calcutta University, 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata-700019

• 9:00 a.m. IUAES Executive Committee Meeting
• 5:30 p.m. Meeting of different IUAES Commissions

14.12.04 9:00 a.m. IUAES Executive Committee Meeting
14.12.04 5:30 p.m. Meeting of different IUAES Commissions
13.12.04 and 14.12.04

Workshop on Peace, Cooperation and Sustainable Development in Multi-ethnic Asia (jointly with Asian Resource Foundation)

Workshop on Youth and Peace (jointly with YCC International)

• 14-12-04 Whole day: A Special Session on AIDS, Women and Human Rights sponsored by UNESCO and hosted by Indian Anthropological Association

15.12.2004 (Wednesday) Afternoon

Valedictory Session: Venue: Conference Hall, Indian Museum, 3:00 p.m.

Chairperson: Prof. Luis Albert Varges

Presentation of Report of IUAES Inter Congress-2004

Observation by participants

Valedictory Address: Professor L.K. Mahapatra, Former Vice-Chancellor, Utkal University and Sambalpur University
Cultural Programme: Performance: Participants from different nationalities

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