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Social Anthropology (Ethnology)

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Evifa The portal provides standard access to research and information for all fields of social anthropology

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AHCI Interdisciplinary bibliography for journal articles from 1975 for issues with a focus on the humanities and cultural studies

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SSCI Interdisciplinary bibliography for journal articles from 1956 for issues with a focus on social studies

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Anthropological Index Online Lists articles from journals and languages that cannot be found in other databases

Social Anthropology

Consultation hours for literature research

Our Social Anthropology consultant would be pleased to assist you in making full use of the resources of the University Library Bern:

  • Assistance in researching your topic
  • Using specialist databases
  • Help with search strategies

Tuesday 14.00 to 16.00 in the Lerchenweg Library, Lerchenweg 36, 3012 Bern

By appointment only

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Münstergasse Library

  • Introductory and basic literature, reference works
  • Specialist academic literature and journals in conjunction with the Institute of Social Anthropology
  • Historical collections

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Unitobler Basisbibliothek BTO

Basic study-related literature

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Lerchenweg Library

Collection and research foci:


Thematically, the Institute's collections focus on:

  • Anthropology of Transnationalism and the State
  • Anthropology of Kinship
  • Gender Research
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Comparative Anthropology of Communities characterized by Islam
  • Visual Anthropology

Regional focuses:

  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • South-East Asia
  • Central Asia

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Non-University Specialist Institutions in Bern

Ethnographic collection of the Historical Museum of Bern