The Society

The Society

Founded in 1895, the Society of Americanists aims to promote studies on Amerindian societies and cultures. It is a non-profit learned society, governed by the French law of 1901 on Associations and deemed public utility.

A society with an international and multidisciplinary vocation

Since its creation, it has contributed to the development of Americanism through its regular meetings and conferences, its periodical and occasional publications, and the three International Congresses of Americanists that it organized in Paris (1928, 1947, 1976). The Society publishes, with the assistance of the CNRS and the National Book Centre (CNL), a scientific journal which promotes all the current trends of Americanism.

An active and dynamic society

The dynamism of the Society is based on its disciplinary and international openness. Its Journal publishes studies in prehistory, archaeology, ethnology, history, art history, linguistics, and sociology, written in the most widely spoken languages of the New World.

With nearly 400 members, the Society welcomes every year new members among scholars and students of anthropology, history, archaeology and linguistics, but also amateurs passionate about past and present America.