Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human SocietyAI has come to represent multiple causal drivers of change: amongst them artificial intelligence itself, space exploration, bio-tech and other emerging technologies. The implications for human society could hardly be more significant, and feed into a host of already contemporary concerns, such as sovereignty, economics, politics, reproduction and kinships, ethics and law, conflict and many more.

We wish to explore these issues from the broadest range of perspectives. From its foundation, anthropology has studied the complexity and variety of human society, and now we may turn to developing a sustained body of disciplinary understanding envisaging what may come in near, and more distant eras.

To learn more, listen to the Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society podcast.

Key Dates:

Informal inquiries may be made to

  • Call for Panels opens 13 July 2021 and closes on 21 November 2021
  • Call for Papers opens 13 December 2021 and closes on 11 March 2022
  • Registration opens 11 April 2022

Conference Fees:

Fellows & Members: £90
Non-Fellows: £150
Concessions (students, unemployed and retired persons): £45
Delegates with low income from Low Income Countries (  £30


The British Science Fiction Association was established in 1958, with its first chair being science fiction writer, Brian Aldiss. It soon became a national association of readers, authors, critics, editors, booksellers and publishers with the aim of appreciating and encouraging science fiction in every form. Today, the BSFA is a vibrant and growing national organisation of science fiction writers, readers and scholars.

EASAFuture Anthropologies Network (FAN) was established as an outcome of the work of the Anthropology at the Edge of the Future Lab held at the 2014 EASA conference. The intention of the group is to continue our shared work in conceptualizing, debating, theorizing and practicing an engaged anthropology that puts futures at the centre of its agenda.