Dear colleagues,


With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the decision of Croatian government that restricts organization of public events still in force, the IUAES2020 Congress Local Organizing Committee would like to inform you that we are moving the entire Congress online. Even with the vaccinations and recent decrease of COVID-19 cases, situation will not improve sufficiently in the next two months to make the “onsite” part of the Congress a reality.


IUAES2020 Congress website will be soon updated in that manner and online registration form left with the online registration fee option only. As some of you already made payments for an onsite registration fee and hotel accommodation, please contact Adrian ( to start a process of your refund.


Abstract review is almost complete and many of you already received the outcome of your abstract evaluation. If you need an individualized letter of acceptance, please contact Morana ( and you will receive one shortly. Soon, all participants will receive a decision and all accepted abstracts will be posted on the Congress website.


We are taking this opportunity to remind you of some important deadlines and rules:



To ensure your participation in the Congress, please register by filling out the online registration form and paying the registration fee (including IUAES membership fee).


SENDING IN YOUR PRESENTATIONS to Adrian (; DEADLINE – February 12th 2021


Oral presentations

As we will use pre-recorded presentations in panels, please send your presentation in .mp4 format or send a link where your presentation can be downloaded. If you are planning to have a Power point presentation, the easiest way is to record your presentation using the built-in recording feature in Power Point with the sound of you presenting. Then simply save it as VIDEO and send it to us. This is only our recommendation and you can, of course, use other ways to record your presentation. The duration of your presentation must not exceed 15 minutes. Please note that the discussion at the end of each session will be in real time, interactive format.


Poster presentations

If you are having a poster presentation, please send one page of your poster presentation in .pdf format. Please make sure that the font size is minimally 12. In addition to your .pdf poster, optionally, you can also send us a short presentation (see above), but its duration must not exceed 5 minutes.


Film presentations

If you are having a film in the Congress, please post it in on YouTube and send us the link.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!


IUAES2020 Congress Local 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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