The World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) is a network of national, regional and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology.
Its primary objectives are:
- to promote the discipline of anthropology in an international context
- to promote cooperation and the sharing of information among world anthropologists
- to promote jointly organized events of scientific debate, and
- co-operation in research activities and dissemination of anthropological knowledge.
Key activities in line with these objectives are:
WCAA Task Forces
The WCAA and IUAES are working towards a strategic partnership. Two proposals, reflecting different models for cooperation have been jointly produced by the WCAA and IUAES executives and offered for discussion to the WCAA Delegates and IUAES members at the 2016 WCAA Biennial Meeting and IUAES Intercongress. They are available here (PDF ) and please view the draft WAU constitution here.
If your association is interested to join the WCAA, read further information here.
WCAA delegates at the WCAA biennial meeting in Taipei, Taiwan 2014
WCAA Biennial Meeting in Dubrovnik
The 2016 WCAA Biennial Meeting was held in Dubrovnik, and the meeting materials may be downloaded here.
Meeting Agenda; WCAA-IUAES partnership proposals;Chair's Report; GSAP Report; IUAES2016 Programme; Travel tips; WCAA Panel Stream.
The 2016 Spring Issue of our popular anthology is now available: read 36 articles for free, courtesy of WCAA.
The WCAA's third quarterly newsletter is available for download here.
See all members’ submissions and letters of support for members’ associations here
the academic freedom of ABA in Brazil. Read the letter to the Brazilian government here
efforts to release Homa Hoodfar from prison in Iran
Read the letter here
ABA position on Guarani, in letter to Brazilian President. Read the letter here
efforts to restore the Brazilian National Research Council's funding for the journal Vibrant
Read the letter here
efforts to prevent staff cuts at the School of Culture, History & Language at the Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific. Read the letter to the Chancellor, VC and Dean here