Q. Can I attend the 8th MASN conference without presenting a paper?

A. Yes, absolutely! Participation at the conference does not require presentation. You can attend as a listener.

Q. Is there a conference participation fee?

A. Yes. This cost will cover your accommodation on August 20th and 21st, as well as most of your meals for the duration of the conference.

As preparations progress, we will be more certain of pricing. We hope to reduce costs further through added sponsorship.

Q. Must I present in English?

A.Yes. English is the official working language of the conference.

Q. Will MASNers have to pay a registration fee for EASA?

A. That depends. It will be possible for all MASN participants (both presenters and non-presenters) to attend EASA for free, on one condition: you sign up as a volunteer for the conference! This will save you the €90 registration fee and you will still be able to attend many of the workshops.

If you are certain of your attendance, and are interested in becoming a volunteer for the EASA conference, please contact Anthony Kelly, the EASA Volunteer Coordinator, with the subject "EASA Volunteer Enquiry".

Q. When and where does EASA 2010 take place?

A. EASA 2010 takes place between the 24th and 27th of August in NUI, Maynooth. Please visit the EASA 2010 website for more information.

Q. Will EASA cover the accommodation costs for volunteers?

A. Unlikely. In contrast to Slovenia two years ago, it looks improbable that EASA will be able to cover the costs of accommoation for volunteers. We will update you here on any changes in this situation.

At present, it looks as though you will need to organise accommodation for yourself. You should first make contact with the EASA organisers if you plan on volunteering. It looks certain that accommodation will be available on campus for the duration of the conference.

Whilst MASN will push for preferential rates for EASA volunteers, please remember that MASN Ireland will only be able to arrange accommodation for the nights of August 20th and 21st.

Q. Will MASN cover presenters' travel expenses?

A. No. Unfortunately we cannot cover the costs incurred in getting to and from the conference. We do encourage you, however, to seek travel reimbursements for yourself.

Many universities and organisations provide funding for conference participation. Speak to someone at your faculty who may be able to help you with this.

Q. Can I submit a separate abstract for each category of presentation?

A. No. Please limit yourself to two abstracts per presenter. Each of these should be for a different category of presentation, e.g. one abstract for a paper, and one for a fringe event, etc.

However, when submissions are collated, it may be the case that some proposals fit better under a different category than that specified. In this case, MASN Ireland may ask if you would like to reclassify your presentation.

Q. How would you like to receive my abstract?

A. Please complete the Abstract Submission Form and email it to us at anthropological.trajectories@gmail.com. Please note the stated limit of 250 words for your abstract.

Q. How does the abstract submission process work?

A. Firstly, you will need to fill out the Abstract Submission Form in Adobe Reader, which is available free to download from Adobe. The form is an editable pdf that can be saved and edited by you.

Although the facility exists to submit the form through Adobe Reader, it is possible to save the form and forward it manually to MASN Ireland. This option might be preferrable for many applicants. If you ecnounter any problems with the form, please don't hesitate to email us.

After the submission deadline, we will forward all forms to our review panel, who will commence with the selection process. You will be informed of the success of your submission soon thereafter.

Q. How many authors are permitted per proposal?

A. Please limit your papers to two authors. Both authors will benefit from the preferential participation fee for presenters.

Workshops and roundtables will feature numerous presenters. Please apply separately.

Applicants may be asked to reclassify their presentations in the case of a thematically relevant worskhop or roundtable. This will be optional.

Please email us at anthropological.trajectories@gmail.com with any further questions.


We are now accepting applications from those of you wishing to attend the conference as listeners, i.e., non-presenters.

You can download the application form below and forward the completed form to us by email at anthropological.trajectories@gmail.com by Friday 25th June 2010.

The price for listeners will cover accommodation on the nights of the 20th and 21st of August, as well as the majority of meals for the duration of the conference.

Listener Application Form

NB It is advisable that you save completed forms and manually forward them to us, as opposed to using the "Submit Form" method, which is known to be troublesome.


Here you can find some useful links to other MASN pages, as well as other websites of note.

MASN Ning Page

MASN on Facebook

NUIM Anthro Soc on Facebook

EASA 2010


Here you can download some of the conference literature.

Please consider distributing these amongst your colleagues.

Call For Papers