The meeting will take place in Freiburg (Breisgau, Germany). People who live far from Freiburg will be able to follow the meeting via live stream and contribute to discussions through a chat system.
Date and Time
There are two alternative dates for the meeting: MON 20 and MON 27 January 2020. Until 30 November 2019, participants can vote for these options. The final decision will be announced early in December.
The meeting will start at 11:00 to enable participants to travel to Freiburg on the day of the event.
Participants who cannot attend in person will be able to follow the meeting via live stream and submit contributions to discussions through a chat system. This is to account for the fact that people who showed interest in the workgroup live in widely scattered places.
Input from Participants
In order to make the meeting as efficient as possible, participants are asked to submit their ideas and suggestions concerning the workgroup beforehand. This input will be congested into a concept paper forming the basis for discussion at the meeting. An online form is provided below to submit input. Participants are asked to give feedback before 30 November 2019 in order to vote on the meeting date but the form will remain active until one week before the meeting. Input from people who will not attend the meeting is also appreciated.
Please always fill out the input form if you intend to attend the meeting, even if you do not have any suggestions concerning its contents. It helps organisation to know how many participants are to be expected.
The meeting is organised by the initiators of the application to the members assembly Felix Engel, Alexander Lutz, Michaela Harbeck and Stefan Schlager. For questions concerning the meeting or the workgroup please contact Felix Engel.
On 26 September 2019 the members assembly of the Society for Anthropology (Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, GfA) decided that a workgroup on data standardisation and modelling should be formed. During an informal meeting on 27 September 2019 among society members interested in joining the group it was decided that a constituting meeting should be held early in 2020. GfA members can obtain a report on this meeting from the internal section of the GfA website.
According to §8.2 of the GfA statute (as updated by the members assembly on 26 September 2019) society workgroups can formulate rules of procedure for their work. The paragraph also clarifies that workgroups can accept individuals as members who are not members of the GfA. Workgroups have to elect one or two GfA members as spokespersons. The constitutive meeting will have to make decisions to meet this outline.
This online form collects input for the formation of the workgroup „Data standardisation and Modelling“ (ADSM). There are several items in order to structure the provided information and to facilitate congestion. You do not have to fill out all of them. There is a section for miscellaneous comments taking issues that do not fit any of the other categories. Please note that completions of items marked with an asterisk (*) is compulsory.
Please provide explanations and arguments for your suggestions so that meeting participants will be put in a position to take informed decisions. Submissions can be made in English or German.
For questions concerning the input form please contact Felix Engel.