Member of SCNAT

The umbrella organisation of anthropologists in Switzerland represents the interests of the discipline to the general public and the authorities. Its members are mainly composed of experts with a focus on natural science.

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SAVE THE DATE!! The next annual meeting of the SG will take place on the 11th and 12th of November 2022 in Basel (workshop on Friday, meeting and talks on Saturday)


Swiss Society for Anthropology (SSA)
c/o Dr Jocelyne Desideri
University of Geneva
Unité d'anthropologie
Quai Ernest-Ansermet 30
1211 Genève 4

The Swiss Society for Anthropology was founded in 1920. It is part of the Platform Biology of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).

Close contacts are maintained with neighbouring disciplines such as palaeontology, human anatomy, zoology, ecology, anthropology, archeology, forensic science, history, social history and history of medicine.

SSA organizes an annual general meeting in Switzerland, which is followed by a scientific discussion.