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 Finnish Anthropological Society together with Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Helsinki had a picnic on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 3–6 pm in the premises of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Unioninkatu 38E, 3rd floor) due to inhospitable weather.


Heidi Härkönen defended her Ph.D. dissertation in social and cultural anthropology titled “To Not Die Alone” - Kinship, Love and Life Cycle in Contemporary Havana, Cuba in the University of Helsinki on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12, Main Building, Auditorium XIV (Unioninkatu 34). The opponent was Professor Emerita Mona Rosendahl, University of Stockholm. The thesis is available in electronic format at E-thesis.


The annual meeting of the Finnish Anthropological Society was held on March 26 at 18–20 in Tieteiden talo, room 405 (Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki). Päivi Hasu, Marko Juntunen, Antti Leppänen, and Tea Virtanen were selected as new members of the Society’s Board. Before the meeting, Ph.D. Hadas Weiss from the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies gave a lecture titled An Ethnographic Study of Financialization.