Research at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Ethnographic Museum

As an empirically informed cultural and social science, anthropology places great emphasis on fieldwork. The regional specialisation of ISEK - Social and Cultural Anthropology in Zürich is Asia, but we also conduct research in Europe, Africa and Latin America. We continuously engage in a large variety of research projects, both in the ISEK - Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Ethnographic Museum.

Thematically the research done at the department is divided into three areas of research, which traverse the four professorial chairs:

Economic and Social Transformation Processes

Cultural Systems of Meaning

Material Culture and Technology