Feminist anthropology arose in the 1970s, although we can point to significant precursors earlier on. It is a theoretical model that has been named in different ways and undergone both theoretical and methodological developments; itcontinues to grow and change in ways that are specific to historical and geographical contexts, but apply to all manner of themes and fields of study.
One of feminist anthropology’s main objectives is to transform both knowledge – within the discipline and beyond – and reality itself. This involves reacting to the established order of things and turn awkwardness into a conceptual, personal and political commitment.
In the Spanish State, this area of anthropological study has grown substantially in recent decades, as witnessed by the activity of particular research groups and its presence at the anthropology conferences held periodically.
Those of us who work in this field at the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) believe the time is ripe to come together to discuss and analyze the situation of feminist studies in anthropology. A time to review the contributions that are being made, through different theoretical and methodological approaches, in relation to other disciplines, in the applied dimension and with regard to its insertion in society, and in the challenges that lie ahead.
To this end, we are organizing a conference in Spain on June 3, 4 and 5, 2020 in Donostia-San Sebastián, structured around four central axes: genealogy, theory, methodology and the relation with feminism and society in general. In addition, there will be a series of thematic panels for the presentation of the various lines of research currently in progress.
In forthcoming circulars, we will provide more detailed information about the programme and conference registration.