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World Anthropology Congress 2023

15TH – 19TH JANUARY 2023

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World Anthropology Congress

Celebrate the power of Anthropology to foster a more compassionate and peaceful world

Anthropology in Public Sphere: Global Peace and Development

15th to 19th of January 2023

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

United Indian Anthropological Forum,
Anthropology departments of Utkal University, Sambalpur University and Delhi University,
Government of Odisha.

Unlocking the Conference

  • Lectures

  • Plenary Sessions
  • Panel Discussions

  • Roundtable Meetings

  • Meet and Greet with Nobel Laureates

  • Presentations and Pitches

  • Collaborative Projects

  • Exhibitions

  • Cultural Programmes

“Anthropology in Public Sphere: Global Peace and Development”

The theme “Anthropology in Public Sphere: Global Peace and Development” as approved by the General Assembly of the 18th ICAES held in Florianopolis, Brazil. The theme will appear most appropriate to you once you visit and experience it for yourself at KIIT and KISS which is a perfect amalgamation of Ambition and Selflessness, Peace and Development.

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Behind the Congress

Celebrate the power of Anthropology to foster a more compassionate and peaceful world

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This event is being organised jointly by the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences and the United Indian Anthropological Forum.

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences – KISS, comprises of KISS Foundation, KISS School & College and KISS University. KISS Foundation is an NGO in India headquartered in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. School, College and University is the educational wing of this initiative located at the intersection of food, education and empowerment.

United Indian Anthropology Forum (UIAF) - WAC 2023

United Indian Anthropology Forum (UIAF)

UIAF is a unique platform for the Indian Anthropology fraternity, including budding and veteran anthropologists and aspiring and alumni anthropologists as well as senior and young anthropologists engaged in teaching, research and applied areas, across different specialisations for exchange of views and ideas, with an integrated perspective.

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KISS is proud to host the confluence of anthropologists at the unique and pioneering World Anthropology Congress 2023. As a residential educational institution for indigenous children, KISS has always believed in and followed indigenous control of education. For the last 30 years, under the leadership of Dr. Achyuta Samanta, KISS has grown to be a holistic model for empowerment of tribal children through Education. KISS has always engaged with anthropologists for evolving a strategy to have education that is inspired from tribal heritage and helps students reconnect with their indigenous culture and tradition. In this effort, KISS has hosted several academic conferences and summits like Science Congress 2012, All India Sociological Conference 2015, Youth Science Congress 2016, World Congress of Poets 2019 besides including IUAES Inter Congress in 2012. With excellent state of the art infrastructure and world class facilities, support from the anthropology fraternity in India and abroad and patronage of the Government of India and support from Government of Odisha, KISS is the best platform with potential and experience to host and organise a stellar World Anthropology Congress.

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Odisha State Tribal Museum

Established in 1953, the Museum of Tribal Art and Artefacts (now known as Odisha State Tribal Museum) celebrates the life and culture of Odisha’s 62 tribal communities and is regarded as one of the best Tribal Museum in India.

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