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 blog can potentially serve as a world forum for anthropologists' debates. It's open to everyone. Add comments or better still, write your own piece on any anthropological topic, email it to cmgordon(at)cuhk.edu.hk, and we’ll post it.
If your association is interested to join the WCAA, read further information here.
WCAA delegates at the WCAA biennial meeting in Taipei, Taiwan 2014
The WCAA and IUAES are working towards a strategic alliance. Read more about this process (PDF )
WCAA's first newsletter
The WCAA's first quarterly newsletter explains what the WCAA and it's member associations are up to.
(View the PDF)
WCAA fights cuts to NSF funding
The WCAA wrote to the US Congress to contest proposed social sciences funding cuts (Read the letter here)
WCAA fights for A level anthropology
The WCAA wrote to the official body in the UK (View the PDF)
Along with the IUAES, the WCAA then wrote to The Guardian and Observer newspapers (View the PDF)
South African anthropologist connects UCT protests with UK A-level exclusion (Read here)
WCAA statement on ebola
World Anthropologies Bibliography compiled by AAA Committee of World Anthropologies
A new archive dedicated to member association submissions to public enquiries, etc.
Read the Australian Society's submission to the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention.