Social and Cultural Anthropology


Social and Cultural Anthropology is concerned with the diversity of human cultures and societies. The aim of the study of anthropology (studying Social and Cultural Anthropology in Zürich), is to understand the richness and historical multiplicity of the ecological, economic, political, legal, social and cultural dimensions of human society.


Anthropological research is primarily concerned with the integration of the local into regional, national and global contexts. Anthropologists at the ISEK - Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zürich explore a wide range of social phenomena such as villages and urban spaces in the Global North and Global South, everyday practices, social and religious movements, jurisprudence, as well as violent conflicts and the activities of state and international institutions (focus areas Social and Cultural Anthropology in Zürich).

Foto Yamsfest in Kalanga

Individuals and the social process in Kalanga (Togo)


Gruppenfoto Exkursion Zentralasien 2010

Upcoming Excursions
There will be a a Summer School in Indonesia and a Summer School in Kazakstan in the summer of 2020.