Scientific Commission of the SAA

The Scientific Commission of the Swiss Anthropological Association is responsible for the organisation of the annual meeting. Its budget comes directly from the SAA. The commission is composed of one or two representatives from each ethnographic museum and anthropological institute in the country, and meets two to three times a year. All the annual conferences are trilingual (German, French, English), following the principle "everyone speaks in his or her own language".


Since 2007, the SAA no longer organises thematic group seminars but an annual colloquium during which several issues are addressed in the framework of different panels. These are selected through a call for papers which is usually circulated at the beginning of the calendar year (March-April).

Position Papers