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 scientific society, governed by the French law of 1901 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 (10 per year), its periodical and occasional publications, and the three International Congresses of Americanists that it organized in Paris (1928, 1947, 1976). It publishes, with the assistance of the CNRS and the National Book Centre (CNL), a newspaper which is the organ of expression of all the current trends of Americanism.

An active and dynamic society

The company’s dynamism is based on its disciplinary and international openness. In the pages of its journal, subjects such as prehistory, archaeology, ethnology, history, art history, linguistics, sociology and the common languages of the New World are proposed.

With nearly 400 members, the Society welcomes every year new members among students of anthropology, history, archaeology and linguistics, researchers, but also enthusiasts and lovers of past and present America.