15.03.2019 | Out soon - TSANTSA 24 (May 2019)

Decolonial Processes in Swiss Academia and Cultural Institutions: Empirical and Theoretical Approaches
Guest editors: Fiona Siegenthaler & Marie-laure Allain Bonilla

This special issue is dedicated to the ‘decolonial turn’ with a focus on Swiss academia and cultural institutions. It responds to a persisting public amnesia with regard to the role of Swiss personalities, institutions and companies in the colonial project and asks in what ways coloniality continues to shape the politics and practices of museums, schools, archives, universities and other institutions in Switzerland. Although various forms of exclusionary politics have been subject to public criticism in the last decades, un-articulated forms of cultural and epistemic domination in an increasingly multinational and culturally diverse population often go unnoticed. How do museums and schools of higher learning in Switzerland address such normativity in theory and practice? In what ways do they aspire for more plurivocality? The special issue presents current debates, research projects and suggestions for practical implementation.

01.05.2018 | Call for dossiers - TSANTSA 25 (2020)

Dear colleagues,

TSANTSA – the journal of the Swiss Anthropological Association – is issuing a call for dossier for its 25th edition which will be published in Spring 2020. We offer the possibility to edit a thematic dossier in coordination with the editorial board. The thematic dossier usually contains between 5 to 10 articles in French, German or English.

You or your team are invited to send us your dossier proposal, which should take the form of a call for papers, by August 31st 2018 to the following email address:

The editorial board will evaluate the proposals and select one in September 2018. The corresponding call for papers will be sent out in October 2018. Every dossier article will be peer reviewed.

Furthermore, we would like to remind you that TSANTSA also publishes contributions in the following sections (publication in 2019):

  • Open section (deadline 1st of June 2018)
  • Current research projects (deadline 31st of August 2018)
  • Essays in visual anthropology (deadline: 1st of October 2018)
  • Reviews (deadline: 1st of October 2018)

For further information see:
Submission Guidelines

Laura Affolter, David Loher, Isabelle Zinn
Editors in charge