12. Internationaler Kongress der Gesellschaft für Anthropologie (GfA)

12th Meeting of the Society for Anthropology (GfA)

18 to 22 September 2017

Geislingen a. d. Steige (Germany)

Homo Homini Lupus?

– Between Conflict and Cooperation –

„Against each Other“ and „Together“ – these are the extremes of a highly variable continuum of behaviour. Both strategies are deeply rooted in human evolution and adaptation, both in terms of biology and culture.

Anthropology, bringing together approaches from the bio-, social- and cultural sciences to form a broad perspective on spatial and temporal variability, greatly contributes to understanding human behaviour between conflict and cooperation.

The 12th International Meeting of the Society of Anthropology focuses on this prominent socio-political topic. Case studies and theories from archaeological, forensic and historical research will complement the biological and ethological framework.

Scientific Programme

The scientific programme is open for all aspects of anthropology and human biology, including contributions from biology, ethology and the cultural sciences. Interdisciplinary presentations are welcome. Scientists with a special focus on the meeting’s central theme will appear as invited speakers. Contributions in English and German will be equally accepted. Abstracts are to be submitted in English and posters have to feature an English abstract.

-> Read more about the programme
-> Read more about the central theme


You can regsiter online as a participant. If you do so before 15 July 2017, you will benefit from a reduced participation fee.

-> Register online

Call for Papers

Meeting participants are invited to submit abstracts for podium and poster presentations. These will be reviewed by the executive committee of the Society of Anthropology and the final programme composed on the basis of these reviews.

-> Submit your abstract

Important Deadlines

  • 1 July 2017 Abstract submission
  • 15 July 2017 Decisions on abstract submissions
  • 15 July 2017 Early-bird registration
  • 15 September 2017 Registration

Directions and Accommodation

-> Learn more about how to get to the meeting and where to stay.


If you have questions or other issues concerning the meeting, please contact the following people according to their responsibilities:

Meeting organisation

Dr. Eva Peiker
Email: peiker@ifosa.de

Scientific programme

Dr. Martin Trautmann
Email: trautmann@ifosa.de

Registration and abstract submission

Dr. Ferdinand M. Neuberger
Email: F.Neuberger@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Public relations

Dr. Bettina Jungklaus
Email: B.Jungklaus@t-online.de

Meeting website

Lic. phil. Felix Engel
Email: Felix.Engel@anthropologie.uni-freiburg.de