American Indian Workshop

American Indian Workshop

The American Indian Workshop (AIW) was founded in 1980 and has become the most important European scholarly platform for researchers concerned with topics related to the Native Peoples of North America. The AIW also includes scholars from all over the world. [more...]

American Indian Workshop - Annual Conference

The AIW meets annually in a European city. Responsible for the organisation of the annual conference are the local organizers, who also choose the general topic of the meeting.

American Indian Workshop - Annual Conferences since 1980: Workshops

44th American Indian Workshop

June 28 - 30, 2023

ANCESTRAL SHADOWS: Ethnocultural encounters carried in body and mind

OMBRES ANCESTRALES: Rencontres ethnoculturelles portées par le corps et l'esprit

Department of American Studies, School of English and American Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest/Hungary

Organizers: Judit Kádár, Attila Takács, Gyorgy Toth, Éva Eszter Szabó, Eszter Csorba


Program: Preliminary Program & Sessions / [Preliminary Program PDF] / [Sessions Plan PDF]

Registration: Registration Form / Registration Information [PDF]

Venues: Museum of Ethnography (Dózsa Gy. St) / ELTE BTK Humanities (Rákóczi St) / D50 Center and Hotel (50 Damjanih utca)


There is a hotel of great location to consider for your stay, with special price for AIW guests. We are to have some program elements there and also in its vicinity. Public transportation is within easy reach there, too.

D50 Hotel roomrate per room for AIW guests (including breakfast, without tourist tax):

Rooms single double
Standard 79 EUR 99 EUR
Prémium 89 EUR 109 EUR
Superior 99 EUR 119 EUR

If you wish to book a room there, please notify the hotel that you are an AIW2023 participant, that qualifies you for the special price above. Make sure you reserve your room before 30 April at:

URL: and

Being Safe in Budapest:

In general, the city of Budapest is as safe and accommodating as any capital city in continental Europe. As in many countries, our capital is cosmopolitan and used to welcoming and serving visitors from around the world. Robust tourism also attracts some folks who want to prey on people having fun. Accordingly, you want to take your usual common-sense precautions against petty crime, including being aware of your surroundings, and looking after your valuables at all times. Be aware in particular of the ‘money changer’ scam, which has targeted tourists in the past, and as in other European countries it is a bad idea to take an unofficial taxi from the street.

Disabled access has improved greatly in recent years, including to the metro and museums.

Budapest is a capital city that welcomes many tourists each year, and it is particularly cosmopolitan and generally welcoming to foreigners. However, visitors who want to venture solo outside the tourist areas might want to bear in mind that the country as a whole has experienced a rise in anti-immigrant and xenophobic rhetoric in recent years, and that anti-Roma prejudice is particularly common.

As regards gender and sexualities, homosexuality is legal in Hungary, while gender reassignment is not protected by law. The period of the lead-up to Budapest Pride on July 23, 2023 will be one of heightened visibility, and possibly controversy as well.

For more on being safe in Budapest and Hungary, please see the country’s risk assessment of a British travel agency here: AIG Travel Country Report Hungary

We hope that you will be able to enjoy Budapest in safety.

45th American Indian Workshop

[date tba] 2024

[theme tba]

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Pardubice
Pardubice/Czech Republic

Organizer: Livia Savelkova

[Persons and institutions interested in candidating for the organization of a future American Indian Workshop, please contact the AIW Organizing Committee:]

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AIW Committee and Mandates

[All mandates were approved by Business Meeting of the 32nd AIW in Graz on April 1, 2011.]

    AIW Organizing Committee:

Renate Bartl / Markus Lindner / Thomas Donald Jacobs / James Mackay / Carlo Krieger / Sonja Ross / Judit Kádár / Attila Takacs / George Toth / Éva Eszter Szabó / Livia Savelkova

AIW General Management:

Renate Bartl


Markus Lindner




Renate Bartl

    AIW Publications:

Thomas Donald Jacobs

    AIW Journal:

Sonja Ross

    AIW Online Meetings:

James Mackay

    AIW Webpage / AIW Mailserver:

Renate Bartl


Renate Bartl / Markus Lindner


Markus Lindner