Commission on Theoretical Anthropology

Thomas Fillitz (thomas.fillitz@UNIVIE.AC.AT)
Thu, 7 Sep 1995 16:31:21 +0100

COTA - Commission on Theoretical Anthropology
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
COTA has been formally established as an official commission during the
13th ICAES at Mexico City in 1993.

COTA is an open forum for the exchange of ideas, for the coordination and
cooperation in research and training. Therefore, continental networks
between interested colleagues have been estalished. One purpose of COTA is
to inforce debates between representatives of various methodological
traditions. Also, COTA does not opt for any ideological position. It rather
tries to provide facilities for cooperation, communication and publication
for its members. Therefore, all activities are subject to discussion and
reevaluation according to suggestions by its members.
Curretnly, there are about 120 members worldwide.
As a means of information about COTA - activities, a Newsletter, appearing
about three times per year, is being distributed to the members. In
addition, COTA is participating in the editing of an electronic journal,
Within the next years, continental Anthologies, with contributions by
scholars of the respective networks, will be edited by COTA, the first one
in october 1995 on Theoretical Anthropology in Europe.
COTA will be present at ICAES - Congresses and Intercongresses by
organising specific symposia. Furthermore, COTA is realising Round Tables.
Propositions or suggestions for such events can be submitted by any member.
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If you are interested in participating in the work of COTA, please fill in
the following application-form.
Name and title:
Contact Address:
Phone Number:
=46ax Number:
Subjects of interest (keywords):

Send this application to the following address (E-Mail is possible):
Thomas Fillitz
Institut f=FCr V=F6lkerkunde / University of Vienna
Universit=E4tsstrasse 7 / 4; A - 1010 Vienna / Austria
=46ax: 0043 -1- 406 96 66

Thomas Fillitz Institut fuer Voelkerkunde University of Vienna