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of the Histories of Anthropology

The Zeitschrift für Ethnologie (Journal of Ethnology) was founded in 1869 by Adolf Bastian (1826-1905) and by the Africanist naturalist and ethnographer Robert Hartmann (1832-1893), in conjunction with the Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie (1869) — then Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte (Berlin Society of Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory). In the 20th century (and to the present day), the publication is shared with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (German Society of Ethnology, 1929). The journal quickly became a reference and a locus of international debate, counting among its contributors famous figures in the history of anthropology, including Franz Boas and some of his disciples, or, on the German side, Leo Frobenius, Hermann Baumann, Felix von Luschan or Richard Thurnwald.

Keywords: Ethnology | Ethnography | 19th century | 20th century | Adolf Bastian | Journals and periodicals

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