European Doctoral School of Demography

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2021-2022.

Deadline for applications: April 15, 2021

The EDSD is an eleven-month sponsored program that is offered every year aiming to provide students with an appropriate high-level education in demography to pursue their doctoral studies. Students will acquire a solid knowledge base on the causes and consequences of demographic change, population data, statistical and mathematical demography, as well as modeling, simulation, and forecasting. The School’s courses are structured in such a way that the students work on the precise formulation of a thesis topic and early steps of their dissertations. Many of the School’s courses concentrate on strengthening the quantitative and programming skills of the students. The language of the School is English.

In the 2021/22 academic year, the School will be held at two different locations. The preparatory courses (from early September to late October 2021) will be offered by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. The core courses (from November until the end of July 2022) will be held at the Centre for Demographic Studies (Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics – CED) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

European Master’s Degree in Demography

Upon successful completion of the program and presentation of a thesis, the students enrolled in the EDSD will receive an official European Master in Demography from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Find all information on how to apply at or contact the school at


Deadline for EAA Meeting extended

The abstract deadline for the 2021 EAA meeting has been extended from 4 to 26 February 2021. It is the 27th meeting of the European Archaeological Association (EAA) and will be held from 8 to 11 September 2021 in Kiel (Germany) and online under the motto ‚Widening Horizons‘.


AAPA Updates their Statement on Race and Racism

The American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) has updated its statement on race and racism previously published in the association’s publication organ American Journal of Physical Anthropology in 1996. The new version was accepted by the AAPA Executive Committee at its meeting on March 27, 2019 at the 88th Annual Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. It is available through the association’s website.

The Society for Anthropology (Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, GfA) issued a statement against applying the term ‚race‘ to humans in 2006. It was published in the association’s publication organ Anthropologischer Anzeiger and is available through the GfA website.


Contributions to „Homo homini lupus“

As described in the mail to all colleagues, there’s the opportunity to publish your contributions in a peer-reviewed English language conference proceedings. Please follow the instructions in the mail to participate.

Internationaler Master „Anthropologie und Philosophie der Person



Die Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Deutschland) und das Institut Catholique de Toulouse (Frankreich) bieten gemeinsam den Master-Studiengang „Anthropologie und Philosophie der Person / Anthropologie et philosophie de la personne“ an. Ziel ist die Zusammenführung europäischer Denktraditionen. Das Studium findet je zur Hälfte in Eichstätt-Ingolstadt und Toulouse statt und mündet in Abschlüssen an beiden Hochschulen. Bewerberinnen und Bewerber müssen einen Bachelor in Philosophie und Sprachkenntnisse der jeweiligen Fremdsprache (z.B. Niveau B2) vorweisen. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Website der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt sowie in einer Pressemitteilung der Hochschule.

AG-Treffen „Eine Frage der Identität“


Am 11. Oktober 2014 hielt die Arbeitsgemeinschaft Paläo- und Prähistorische Anthropologie (APPA) gemeinsam mit der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Humanethologie in München ein Treffen zum Thema »Eine Frage der Identität: Positionen und Kriterien zu Begriffen wie ‚Population’, ‚Gruppenzugehörigkeit’ und ‚Kultur’ « ab.