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 )
The 2016 Spring Issue of our popular anthology is now available: read 36 articles for free, courtesy of WCAA. View Déjà lu Issue 4 >>
The WCAA's second quarterly newsletter is out and available to download on the website here.
See all members’ submissions and letters of support for members’ associations here
ABA position on Guarani, in letter to Brazilian President. Read the letter here
the efforts to restore the Brazilian National Research Council's funding for the journal Vibrant
Read the letter here
the 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