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 Registration for the conference is now open (deadline August 31, 2015). See also Fees and Registration and information about the conference program.

The keynote speech is given by Prof Anna Tsing (University of California Santa Cruz) on the topic “Feral Landscapes: Unintended Geographies and the “Patchy Anthropocene” (see abstract, pdf). (Wednesday, Oct 21, 2016, 10.30am, House of Sciences and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki)

The Edward Westermarck Memorial Lecture of 2015 will be given on the occasion of the conference by Prof Philippe Descola (Collège de France) with the title “Landscape as Transfiguration” (see abstract, pdf) (Thursday, Oct 22, 2016, 5pm, House of Sciences and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki)

The 2nd Helsinki Knots Symposium will also be arranged on the occasion of the Finnish Anthropology Conference with the topic Relations and Dependencies: disciplinary knots (see information leaflet, pdf) in Oct 23, 2015 (Friday), 9pm–5pm, also at the House of Letters and Sciences, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki.

The 13th Viscult Film Festival of anthropological and ethnographic documentaries will be held on Sept 30–Oct 2, 2015 in Joensuu.

VIII Kulttuurintutkimuksen päivät Oulun yliopistossa 3.−4.12.2015
VIII Conference on Cultural Studies, December 3−4, 2015, University of Oulu, Finland

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.”