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 includes 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 offers a unique social activity program.
 

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



Check out HomeStay!  Students will open their doors for participants during the days (and nights) of VANDA 2018 to those who wish to cut costs on accommodation and to get in contact with locals.