Deadline extension: until January 21, 2019

Submission of paper proposals: until January 7, 2019
Announcement of approved papers: until February 15, 2019

The period for submission of paper proposals is open Until January 7, 2019. Paper proposals will integrate the approved panels (published on the website) for the 7th Congress of the Portuguese Anthropological Association (APA) that will take place between June 4 and 7, 2019 in Lisbon, at NOVA – School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

To submit a paper proposal to the congress, proponents should first consult the list of approved panels in order to identify the most appropriate panel for the paper they are proposing. All proposals should be addressed directly to the coordinators of the panels using the contacts provided with the detailed information of each panel.

Lisbon, 4-7 June, 2019
(NOVA – School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)


The 7th APA congress aims to discuss the condition of being human and being in the world today, 2019. A year of a possible calendar among many other available. Without identifying themes, reference words, categories or classifications, 2019 marks a stage in the social and natural history of the planet. The openness suggested in an ‘untitled’ congress also points to an anthropology without conceptual, thematic or epistemological boundaries. It is life in itself that interests anthropology, anthropologies, thinking the gerund of human existence, others and the rest from multiple interpretive possibilities. After all, anthropology is practiced on everything and everyone in a project of knowledge that remains inexhaustible in terms of what exists and is to come.

By simply proposing 2019, APA recognizes that the terrain of anthropology goes beyond the most obvious – on the most immediate scales of perception possible from the condition of being human. In a time when we also talk about societal, anthropocentric, climate change or end of the world challenges, the intentionally open proposal is an invitation to think about everything that affects the past, present and future unequally lived by humans and nonhumans.

2019 marks the 30 years of APA as an Association that represents anthropology and anthropologists who speak Portuguese or who work in Portugal. It is a congress celebrating a journey seen as a process under construction and for which so many have contributed. May 2019 be the first of more 30 years of Portuguese anthropology in the world.

Executive Committee (alphabetical order):

  • Clara Saraiva (CEC-ULisboa)
  • Cristiana Bastos (ICS-ULisboa)
  • Fernando Florêncio (CRIA/FCT-UC)
  • Frederico Delgado Rosa (NOVA FCSH)
  • Humberto Martins (UTAD-CETRAD)
  • Joana Lucas (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA)
  • Maria Cardeira da Silva (NOVA FCSH)
  • Marina Pignatelli (ISCSP-ULisboa)
  • Rita Ávila Cachado (CIES/ISCTE-IUL)

Scientific Committee (alphabetical order):

  • Ana Luísa Santos (FCT-UC)
  • Clara Saraiva (CEC-ULisboa)
  • Cristiana Bastos (ICS-ULisboa)
  • Fernando Florêncio (CRIA/FCT-UC)
  • Frederico Delgado Rosa (NOVA FCSH)
  • Humberto Martins (UTAD-CETRAD)
  • Joana Lucas (CRIA-FCSH/NOVA)
  • João Vasconcelos (ICS-ULisboa)
  • Maria Cardeira da Silva (NOVA FCSH)
  • Marina Pignatelli (ISCSP-ULisboa)
  • Paulo Raposo (ISCTE-IUL)
  • Rita Ávila Cachado (CIES/ISCTE-IUL)
  • Sónia Frias (ISCSP-ULisboa)

Rules to submit a paper proposal:
– Each poponent may submit only one paper proposal to the congress.
– The paper proposals must contain the following information: name of the proponent(s), institutional affiliation and e-mail address; title; short abstract (max 50 words); long abstract (max 200 words).
– Proposals must be sent directly to the coordinators of the chosen panel (the coordinators’ contacts can be found in the detailed information of each panel).
– Concerning the languages ​​in which proposals should be drawn up (main language and complementary language), proponents should take into account the specifications of each panel (for this purpose check the detailed information about main language and complementary language of the panel to which you wish to submit a proposal). In case of doubt contact the coordinators of the panels directly.
– Depending on the specifications of each panel (see previous point), proposals can be written in Portuguese (PT), Spanish (ES) or English (EN); in addition to the main language in which they are written, proponents must always send a version in the complementary language of the panel (for this purpose check the detailed information about main language and complementary language of the panel to which you wish to submit a proposal).
– Paper proposals must specify from the beginning the audiovisual and computing media necessary for its presentation to the conference. 

Evaluation and selection of paper proposals:
– Paper proposals are evaluated directly by the coordinator of the panel to which the proposal was submitted.
– The coordinator of the panel must ensure that the proposals include all the required information in both languages (titles, short and long abstract, institutional affiliation, contacts, audiovisual and computing media required) and request it from proponents in case it is missing;
– The list of approved papers is subject to the apreciation of the Scientific Committee and subsequently published on the congress website.

The coordinator of an approved panel is responsible for:
– During the period for paper proposals submission the panel coordinator must receive and follow up all proposals to the respective panel, ensuring that the proposals are in accordance with what was required in the Call for Papers.
– For the selection of paper proposals the panel coordinator should take into account that each panel can have one or two sessions, each session having minimum three and maximum five papers.
– Once the selection process is completed, all received proposals should be compiled by the panel coordinator and sent to the congress secretariat, including three lists: a) communications approved; b) communications that do not adequate the panel but have quality to be reallocated in another panel, suggesting possible panels for reallocation; c) communications not approved.
– After sending the lists to the secretariat and even before communicating the results to the authors (for both approved and unapproved proposals) the panel coordinator should wait for the appreciation of the Scientific Committee.
– The authors of approved proposals should be advised by the respective panel coordinator about the need to comply with the deadlines for registration for the congress, as well as the respective payment, reminding that non-compliance may result in non-inclusion in the panel program.
– Based on the final list of approved papers, all panel coordinators have to plan / program the respective panel, in particular the order of presentation, the distribution of time (according to the general indications of the congress regarding the time reserved for each panel) panel discussants (if applicable; not mandatory), etc.; panel coordinator should also ask the authors to specify the audiovisual and computer media required for the presentation of their communications.

Registration fee / payment:
All participants are subject to the payment of a registration fee regardless of their role in the congress (authors, co-authors, coordinators, co-coordinators, moderators, debaters, etc.). The registration categories with fees and deadlines are available on the congress website.

General deadlines:

Call for Panels
October 5 (Friday), 2018: Deadline for panel submission.
From October 8 (Monday) to October 19 (Friday), 2018: Panel selection by the Scientific Committee.
Until October 29 (Monday), 2018: Announcement of approved panels.

Call for Papers
From October 29 (Monday), 2018 to January 07 (Friday), 2019: Period for submisson of paper proposals.
Until January 28 (Monday), 2019: Paper selection by the Panel Coordinators.
From January 28 (Monday), 2019 to February 01 (Friday), 2019: Validation of the selected papers listings by the Scientific Committee.
Until February 15 (Monday), 2019: Announcement of approved papers.

From February 15 (Monday), 2019 to April 12, 2019 (Friday): Early-bird registration period.
From April 15 (Monday), 2019 to May 24 (Friday), 2019: Late registration period.

Further information:
Congress website: