VANDA is an international conference, taking place in the beautiful capital of Austria, which aims to bring together scholars from various fields of anthropology, social sciences and humanities. 

VANDA is meant to be more than a mainstream conference. It included an interactive Young Scholars’ Forum, where graduate students can network, receive mentoring and practical advice from experienced researchers. Apart from the classic conference formats session organizers are free to introduce their own creative formats.

VANDA is a green, socially inclusive conference and offered a unique social activity program.

VANDA is a joint effort by three anthropological institutions in town – the Institute for Social Anthropology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Weltmuseum Wien, and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna.

Call for Sessions: January 1 - March 1, 2020

Call for Papers: April 1 - June 1, 2020 

The Keynote Speaker of VANDA 2020 will be Kirsten Hastrup from the University of Copenhagen.