The Frobenius Institute's annual Summersymposium offers young scholars based at German-speaking anthropological departments the opportunity to present their latest research related to Social and Cultural Anthropology to a broad audience and to discuss their work with other scholars. Presentations are given as lectures, poster discussions or film screening. The Summersymposium includes a tour of the institue's archives, collections and research activities, and offers a workshop on publishing in the journal Paideuma. The event is funded by the Frobenius Society.
The Summersymposium was first introduced in June 2018, and replaces the long-standing "Frobenius Lecture", last held in summer 2017.
The Summersymposium 2020 had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.