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 annual meeting of the Finnish Anthropological Society will be held on March 30, 2016 at 6-8pm at the House of Science and Letters (Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki), in seminar room 404. Dr Marko Juntunen (University of Tampere) will begin the event with a lecture titled “Muslimiväestöä jakavat konfliktit ja islamia ympäröivä turvallisuuteen ja sosiaalisiin uhkiin kytkeytyvä keskustelu monikulttuurisessa lähiössä.” The lecture and the meeting will be in Finnish.
Annual meeting agenda (doc, in Finnish)

Pekka Tuominen defended his dissertation Moral Qualities of Space, Historical Consciousness and Symbolic Boundaries in the Beyoğlu District of Istanbul on February 27, 2016 at the University of Helsinki. The dissertation can be downloaded as pdf from the link.

The 2015 biennial conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society was held on October 21–22, 2015 in Helsinki under the topic Landscapes, Sociality and Materiality.

The keynote speech was given by Prof Anna Tsing (University of California Santa Cruz) on the topic “Feral Landscapes: Unintended Geographies and the “Patchy Anthropocene” (see abstract, pdf).

The Edward Westermarck Memorial Lecture of 2015 was given on the occasion of the conference by Prof Philippe Descola (Collège de France) with the title “Landscape as Transfiguration” (see abstract, pdf) on Thursday, Oct 22, 2015.

The 2nd Helsinki Knots Symposium was also arranged on the occasion of the Conference with the topic Relations and Dependencies: disciplinary knots (see the full program, pdf) in Oct 23, 2015 (Friday).

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

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

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.”