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The former Zeitschrift für Ethnologie (ZfE) was first published in 1869. The older issues not only reflect the ups and downs of German ethnology, but they are also a mirror of international ethnology. In these early days academics such as Franz Boas (19 articles), Bruno Gutmann, Carl Strehlow, Sture Lagercrantz, Leo Frobenius, Carl Meinhof, Günter Wagner, Wilhelm E. Mühlmann, Adolf Bastian, Georg Schweinfurt, Rudolf Virchow, Hermann Baumann, Robert H. Lowie, Felix v. Luschan, Paul Radin or Richard Thurnwald have published here.

The journal is published by two scientific societies: the German Association for Social and Cultural Anthropology (GAA) and the Berlin Society for Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory (BGAEU).

For the GAA, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Alex (Tübingen) is the editor, for the BGAEU, Dr. Alexis von Poser (Berlin) is the editor. The editorial team consists of experienced academics who work on different regions and theoretical areas of interest. Contributions can be submitted in German and English.

Since 2020 the Zeitschrift for Ethnologie also has an English name, Journal of Social and Cultural Anthropology (JSCA).

If you would like to subscribe to the journal, please contact Reimer Verlag directly. You can also obtain individual issues of the journal from their online shop for EUR 79,- each.

If you are a member of the GAA or the BGAEU, you will receive the journal at a reduced rate or free of charge. For more detailed information, please contact the office of the respective society.

Pulished by

Gabriele Alex
Universität Tübingen

Alexis von Poser
Ethnologisches Museum und Museum für Asiatische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, SPK

Contact: zfe@posteo.de

Editorial staff

Cora Bender
Universität Siegen

Hansjörg Dilger
Freie Universität Berlin

Heike Drotbohm
Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Thomas Kirsch
Universität Konstanz

Maurice Mengel
Ethnologisches Museum und Museum für Asiatische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, SPK

Olaf Zenker
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Book reviews

Konstanze N’Guessan
Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Anna-Lena Wolf
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Advisory Board

Christoph Brumann
Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung, Halle/Saale

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Oslo University

Larissa Förster
Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste, Magdeburg

Sydney Hutchinson
Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Janina Kehr
Universität Wien

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
Universität Bayreuth

Antonia Lima
University Institute of Lisbon

Ursula Rao
Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung, Halle/Saale

Ramon Sarró
Oxford University

Michaela Schäuble
Universität Bern

Online access

Online access is available via JSTOR and EBSCO Host. Access to the full texts is available through all libraries subscribed to JSTOR and EBSCO Host. In EVIFA you can also find the digitized issues of ZfE from 1869-2019.


JSCA at Reimer Verlag