What do people in diverse places share and how do they differ? How can we understand the relation between nature and culture? What makes societies change and how do people cope with such social transformations?
The research and teaching at the ISEK - Social Anthropology in Zurich reflect this wide range of study areas. The Department has a strong regional focus on Asia, but our researchers also conduct fieldwork in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Individuals and the social process in Kalanga (Togo)
Upcoming Excursions and Summer Schools
|Summer 2023: "Changing India: Understanding nation-building in the world’s largest democracy"; Summer School in India|
|HS23/FS24: Ethnographic Archives and Collections as Time Capsules: Collaborative Research on the Löffler Archives in Contemporary Contexts (in Bangladesh and Switzerland)|
|Summer 2024: Uzbekistan: Historical heritage and contemporary challenges|
|Summer 2024: In Mayan Mexico: Change and Continuity in the Chiapas Highlands|