Swiss Society of Americanists SAG-SSA

The Swiss Society of Americanists was founded in 1949. At first, it consisted mainly of Swiss anthropologists and ethnologists who conducted research in the three Americas. Later, the society included members from other countries and opened up to many disciplines. The society brings together "people who are interested in the three Americas" to generate "better scientific and human knowledge of these three sub-continents, including their multicultural components" (art. 3 of the Constitution Articles of the SSA). Currently, it has about 300 members (individual and/or group). Members come from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, art, education, economics, geography, history, human rights, law, philosophy, linguistics, sociology and urban studies. The society owns an important thematic library hosted by the Geneva Museum of Ethnography.