The call for submissions for the WAU Congress 2024 in Johannesburg is now closed, and we thank all participants; paper evaluations will be ready on June 14.



Call for RoundTables

Deadline: 27 May 2024

To participate in this call you must register and access to WAU Congress System

Roundtables date back to 1155 A.D. when King Arthur popularised the phrase with his group of advisors known as the Knights of the Round Table. Typically, roundtable discussion is an organised conversation with one moderator, several chosen speakers that bring a variety of perspectives to a subject.  Roundtables should have a diverse spread of discussants who offer different points of view if a hot topic OR a group of niche experts together to form a comprehensive knowledge on a subject.  Roundtables are closed however discussants DO NOT present papers. The WAU Congress Scientific Committee will enforce this rule.  The two moderators will propose at least three confirmed discussants at the time of proposal submission. More names can be included later.

Round tables are in person, online or hybrid.

Round tables are in English only.

Roundtable proposals must contain:

  • Details of two moderators, from different institutions and countries.  At least one moderator must hold a PhD at the time of proposal and must have demonstrable knowledge around the chosen topic.  
  • Whether in person, online or hybrid.
  • Title
  • Short abstract (maximum 75 words)
  • A long abstract stating the subject and objectives of the proposal, highlighting its academic or practical relevance to the anthropological sciences (maximum 300 words).
  • Three to five keywords.
    • Details of at least three confirmed discussants (no more than 6 discussants). Their names, their institutional affiliations, email addresses and indicate they are ‘confirmed’ 
    • Other discussants to be approached.
  • Must acknowledge that although the roundtable is a closed panel, discussants will not present papers
  • If applicable, the name of associated commission/s, WCAA Task Force or WAU/WAU affiliation