This document will serve as a basis for discussion during the meeting. It has been developed from input by meeting participants and other GfA members.
The meeting will take place at the Biological Anthropology department of Freiburg University (Germany, cf. map below). People who live far from Freiburg will be able to follow the meeting via live stream and contribute to discussions through a chat system.
Biological Anthropology - Faculty of Medicine
University of Freiburg
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau
Date and Time
MON 20 January 2020
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.
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.