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Research into traditional Slovenian folk music and dance

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.04.00  Humanities  Ethnology   

Code Science Field
H400  Humanities  Folklore 
H390  Humanities  General and comparative literature, literary criticism, literary theory 
H401  Humanities  Dialectology 
H320  Humanities  Musicology 
H100  Humanities  Documentation, information, library science, archivistics 
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Researchers (11)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  08191  PhD Marjetka Golež Kaučič  Ethnology  Head  2001 - 2003  495 
2.  04019  PhD Marija Klobčar  Ethnology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  418 
3.  14493  PhD Drago Kunej  Ethnology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  386 
4.  22274  PhD Rebeka Kunej  Ethnology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  205 
5.  15617  MSc Maša Marty  Musicology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  133 
6.  18814  Tatjana Nartnik    Researcher  2001 - 2002 
7.  00970  Bogomir Ramovš  Ethnology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  274 
8.  23347  PhD Gregor Strle  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2003  66 
9.  19466  PhD Urša Šivic  Ethnology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  404 
10.  04042  PhD Marko Terseglav  Ethnology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  469 
11.  10930  MSc Robert Vrčon  Ethnology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  64 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  61,873 
Research into traditional Slovenian folk music and dance deals with the question of the functional and creative communicative role played by traditional poetry, music and dance. Such research ascertains the uniqueness of these art forms and the relation of their individual structural elements, function and poetics to the context of life in general. It must also be taken into consideration that folk cultural heritage influences a nation's identity even more than universal or high culture, and that all research conducted takes into account the general cultural viewpoint and actual elements of a certain lifestyle, employing a specific methodology of research into syncretic phenomena. These two aspects of research – based on functional and artistic creativity respectively – may be viewed as being in opposition to each other, or they may be taken as mutually complementary methods of examining the lifestyles of various strata of society. This is where the question of the connection or opposition between traditional folk and current mass culture surfaces. Cultural research thus encompasses a planned and systematic examination of the broadest areas of folk culture (poetry, music, dance) through field work, the recording and critical investigation of sources and original material, and the systematisation and categorisation of field and archive resources. Special emphasis is placed on the protection and reorganisation of the audio archive, as well as on theoretical research, the publication of papers, sources and original material, and the creation and publication of books, records, cassettes and CDs documenting traditional poems, folk music and dance. The main aim of this research programme, which necessarily takes into consideration an interdisciplinary approach, is to display the collected material as a specific form of creativity, with its own inner logic and special existence. The research, from a methodological point of view, presents synchronic and diachronic viewpoints. The former illustrates the context of cultural elements; in the latter, the way of life, view of the world and creativity of the various strata of society throughout the entire Slovenian ethnic territory are indirectly depicted. Through continued research conducted within this programme, we hope to shed light on the sources, reception, handing down of and changes in the various forms of folk songs, music and dance, which shape the cultural identity of Slovenians as well as their ties to the culture of East and West. The fundamental conclusion of folkloristic research is based on the fact that folk cultural elements are the clearest indicators of ethnic characteristics, which is also the basic hypothesis of this research project.
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