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A/Prof M Simonis speaker in New Delhi | IUAES Congress

19th IUAES-WAU World Anthropology Congress

AFMW President, A/Prof Magdalena Simonis AM will be attending the upcoming 19th IUAES-WAU World Anthropology Congress 2023 on Marginalities, Uncertainties, and World Anthropologies: Enlivening Past and Envisioning Future to be held at University of Delhi, Delhi, India from 14th to 20th October 2023.


About The Congress

The IUAES is a world organization of scientists and institutions working in the fields of anthropology and ethnology, and is also of interest to archaeologists and linguists, among others. It aims to enhance exchange and communication among scholars of all regions of the world, in a collective effort to expand human knowledge. In this way it contributes to a better understanding of human society, and to a sustainable future based on harmony between nature and culture.

The IUAES was established on 23 August 1948, but the foundations of The IUAES were laid much earlier. In 1865, various Congresses of Anthropological Sciences began to unite anthropologists in exchange and conversation. In 1934, these were formalized in the founding of The International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (ICAES). The President of the ICAES served as the President of the Union. In 1948, The IUAES and ICAES were brought into one organization, de facto. In 1968 the two organizations were united, de jure. In 2008, the ICAES Congress was renamed the IUAES World Congress.

Full details of the Congress can be seen at the IUAES website.


A/ Prof. Magdalena Simonis AM Presentation

A/ Prof. Magdalena Simonis AM will be presenting a paper titled Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery – social change and ethical challenges, in the panel ‘P130 – Biological anthropology and societal issues: Looking for answers’.


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