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SIEF2011 10th Congress: Lisbon, Portugal, 17-21 April 2011

Theme: People Make Places - ways of feeling the world

The 10th international SIEF congress took place in Lisbon, 17-21 April 2011, with over 900 anthropologists, ethnologists, folklorists and others interested in European culture.  The programme included keynotes, 86 parallel panels; an ethnographic film festival; various additional events, including the congress banquet and a book fair. Many thanks to all who attended, presented and danced. It was a fun few days...

Download Bjarne Rogan's inaugural address as a PDF.

Certificates of attendance: if you need to present one of these to your institution/funder, you can login (via the link on the left) and download a signed, headed PDF without needing admin support! If you need extra information (tax codes, a different address, etc) then please contact membership(at)siefhome.org with your precise requirements, and we'll assist.

PRESS RELEASESshort bilingual (PDF) and longer Portuguese (PDF)

Local organizers

CRIA-Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (Center for Research in Anthropology- Portugal). CRIA is an inter-institutional centre for research in anthropology organized in four locations based on Portuguese universities (ISCTE, FCSH-UNL, FCT-UC, UM). The centre hosts a team of 60 PhD researchers.  CRIA will be assisted by the nomadic team of professional conference organizers, and membership administrators, NomadIT.


This event has been made possible by the generous support of: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (CML), Empresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural (EGEAC), Reitoria Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG), Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD), Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), the Meertens Institute and Wenner-Gren Foundation (WGF).

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