History of the Foundation

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Journals & Publications

printing pressSince its beginning, the Foundation has promoted international scholarly communication and the dissemination of anthropological knowledge. Accordingly, the Foundation has encouraged a number of publishing initiatives to fulfill this goal.

The earliest effort by the Foundation in this area was the Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology series, which published over 50 monographs between 1943 and 1979.  In the 1950s, a similar push to foster communication and a world community of anthropologists resulted in the Foundation's establishing Current Anthropology, one of the discipline‚Äôs leading scholarly journals.

Over the years