Dear colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic, unpredictable situation associated with it, many existing travel and budget restrictions for participants, and votes of those who took the questionnaire, led us to the decision to postpone the IUAES2020 Congress that was planned for October 7-11 2020 to next year. IUAES2020 Congress will be organized in 2021, from March 9 to 14 at the same location, Amadria Park, Šibenik, CROATIA.

This delayed Congress will, hopefully, enable participants from all around the globe to take part onsite to enjoy the academic discussions and experience the beauties of Croatian coast. Online participation will also be an option. We will keep all submitted abstracts and extend the deadlines accordingly.

Take care,

IUAES2020 Congress Organizing Committee

Institute for Anthropological Research (CROATIA)

Dear colleagues,

It is an honour and gives me enormous pleasure to invite you to the IUAES2020 Congress “Coming of Age on Earth: Legacies and Next Generation Anthropolgy“ in Šibenik, Croatia!

I would like to start with the famous line “Stalna na tom svijetu samo mijena jest” or „The only constant in this world is change”, as cried muezzin from the homonymus poem written by Petar Preradović, back in 1871.

I refer to this famous Croatian poem, since it relates to the change, the only universally constant human and environmental condition. Therefore the theme of this conference will be related to change that we as humanity, we as scientific discipline, even we as association are going through. Coming of age will, hopefully, provide platform for anthropologists, but not only them, to discuss and contemplate the change that we usually do “for the sake of future generations” or “for the better future“. Communities and individuals have different ideas about paths forward, reframing who these future generations may be, what they might value, and which are the most desirable means to work towards designated goals.

This Congress invites us all to scrutinize this era of anticipated extreme change for its implications on stasis, tradition and consistency. Anthropology is uniquely positioned to study the legacies that shape and are being shaped by the next generations.

This Congress invites panels and contributions from all four fields of anthropology that will be inspired to contextualize their research and ideas with regard to the questions raised by the perspective of Coming of Age on Earth.

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees I wish you a very warm welcome to Šibenik in 2021!

Saša Missoni, PhD

Chair of the IUAES2020 Congress Šibenik
Director of the Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb

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Venue, Amadria Park

6 km from the center of Šibenik, Amadria park offers huge accommodation capacities that fit into everyone’s budget.

Biggest MICE space, the innovative Convention Centre Šibenik, is available since May 2017. Featuring an edgy, contemporary architectural design and fit out that allows plenty of incoming natural light, this world-class facility promises to raise the benchmark for the meetings and conventions industry in Croatia, and position Šibenik as a leading business and MICE destination. With modern amenities and a flexible floor plan, this venue caters to plenary sessions, conferences, conventions, events, exhibitions, meetings, seminars, banquets, gala dinners and more.


The ancient Mediterranean city of Šibenik, dating back to 1066, is located on the central Adriatic coast, between two airports. The city has two UNESCO protected sites of cultural significance – the architectural marvel St. James Cathedral, built 1431 – 1535, and the Venetian period St. Nicholas fortress. Impressive views of the medieval town begin with its four fortresses surrounding limestone houses, narrow laneways and terracotta rooftops.

Set on a hilltop, the historic town leads down to a crystalline blue sea, and an archipelago dotted with breathtaking islands visible as far as the horizon. Two outstanding national parks in the region are the Krka River with its series of waterfalls, and the cone-shaped Kornati islands-both are protected sites.

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