Dear colleagues,

Due to an unpredictable situation related to COVID-19 pandemic, we are considering several possibilities for IUAES2020 planned for October 7-11 2020 in Šibenik, CROATIA. Organizers would like a better sense of participants’ plans and preferences. Please fill out this short anonymous questionnaire within 5 days (deadline July 5th 2020).

The host of IUAES2020, Institute for Anthropological Research, carries out part of its research in epidemiology, so we are constantly monitoring the situation in our country and worldwide. Because the epidemiological situation is not so promising at the moment, we are considering postponement of the IUAES Congress for March 2021.

If we maintain the IUAES2020 Congress as planned in October 2020, probably only a limited number of people will actually take part, mostly from neighbouring countries. Going full virtual, does not offer the same sense of participation and socializing as onsite participation, and it will be, unavoidably, hard to coordinate equal possibility of participation due to different time zones. As we believe that situation will be better next year, postponement to March 2021, will, hopefully, offer onsite participation for a much larger number of participants, including those from distant countries. Of course, postponement includes a possibility of online participation so that no one would be excluded.

We appreciate your time.

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 2020!

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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