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NAFA2017, Aarhus, 22-26 August 2017

A dedicated website is now up and running: http://www.nafa-2017.dk/ . Please remember the deadline for film submissions: 3 March 2017

 

NAFA became member of World Council of Anthropological Associations

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.

 

Fredrik Barth in memoriam

A giant of Nordic anthropology, Fredrik Barth, has passed away. Two of our German filmmaking friends, Rolf Husmann and Markus Hüsgen, have put a memorial edition of the film on Fredrik Barth, directed by Werner Sperschneider with the help of Peter Loizos, online:

https://youtu.be/V-hrmGvMZAs

https://vimeo.com/153219063

Regards, Peter I. Crawford

Steef Meyknecht in memoriam

I am very sad to announce that my personal friend, and a close friend of NAFA, Steef Meyknecht, passed away on Saturday 21 November 2015. Actually it is no more that two months ago that Steef activiely took part in our NAFA event in Warsaw, where he organised an excellent workshop. Steef was one of the central figures, together with Metje Postma and Janine Prins, in the visual anthropology programme and environment in Leiden, originally initiated by Dirk Nijland, one of the mentors of all three. As a filmmaker and photographer, and anthropologist, Steef was known all over the world, having participated in numerous conferences and festivals, so I am acutely aware that this is a terrible loss for many of us. However, we should bear in mind the even greater loss for Liesbet Ruben, Steef's wife, and Maria, their daugher, our thoughts are with them. A funeral took place in Amsterdam on Monday, 30 November (link to a photo of the flower from NAFA is available in the righthand column). May Steef rest in peace.

Regards, Peter I. Crawford

Link to short film from NAFA2015 in Warsaw, dedicated to Steef Meyknecht: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbJtB-nvihQ

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