The Finnish Anthropological Society

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The Finnish Anthropological Society is a learned society founded in 1975. The core function of the Society is to promote research of high quality in the fields of anthropology and disciplines closely related to anthropology. The Society also creates public venues for discussing and disseminating anthropological knowledge and aims at consolidating the identity of anthropologists working in Finland.

Events of the Finnish Anthropological Society


The next biennial conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society will be held on October 21–22, 2015 in Helsinki under the topic Landscapes, Sociality and Materiality. The Call for Papers, Posters, and Films has now been published and the conference panels selected. The deadline for paper proposals was March 15, 2015, and the film submissions deadline is April 6, 2015.
Conference fees are as follows: Non-members of the Finnish Anthropological Society €75; members of the Finnish Anthropological Society €35; and bacherlor’s and master’s program students: €25.


The annual meeting of the Finnish Anthropological Society was held on March 25, 2015. Ph.D. Katja Uusihakala was selected as the new President of the Society. In the beginning, Professor Sarah Green from the University of Helsinki gave a lecture titled “Anthropology beyond holism - towards a cultural and social theory of knots.”