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Ethnological and Folkloristic Research in Slovenia and in Europe

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.04.00  Humanities  Ethnology   

Code Science Field
H400  Humanities  Folklore 
ethnology, folkloristics, ethnography, culture, folk culture, everyday life, the way of life, cultural heritage, identity, ethnographic film, Slovenes
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (11)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  16242  Stanka Drnovšek  Ethnology  Technical associate  2004 - 2008  27 
2.  04620  PhD Jurij Fikfak  Ethnology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  375 
3.  10347  PhD Maja Godina Golija  Ethnology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  490 
4.  24474  PhD Vesna Mia Ipavec  Administrative and organisational sciences  Junior researcher  2006 - 2008  90 
5.  23507  PhD Katja Jerman  Ethnology  Junior researcher  2006 - 2007  51 
6.  03081  PhD Naško Križnar  Ethnology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  607 
7.  05796  PhD Monika Kropej Telban  Ethnology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  471 
8.  21449  PhD Špela Ledinek Lozej  Humanities  Junior researcher  2006 - 2008  404 
9.  24304  PhD Saša Poljak Istenič  Ethnology  Junior researcher  2006 - 2008  447 
10.  04032  PhD Mojca Ravnik  Ethnology  Head  2004 - 2008  307 
11.  03948  PhD Marija Stanonik  Ethnology  Researcher  2004 - 2008  1,745 
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  62,038 
The project has been designed as a total of research investigations into culture and the way of life of Slovenes within the European cultural space, with the focus on the 19th and the 20th centuries. It represents a continuation and a more extensive examination of the general research orientation of the Institute of Slovene Ethnology which focuses on material, social, and spiritual culture in the entire Slovene ethnic territory. Suggested are also new themes and methods, aimed at comparisons with other European countries. Important components of the project are history and theory of ethnology, visual research, formation of collections, and publications in the form of articles, monographs, films, and on the internet. The project is based on fieldwork, classification, research, and archival preservation of materials and sources. Research field: architecture, dwelling culture, food culture; social communities, family and kinship, neighbor relations, everyday communication, customs of the yearly and life cycles, work customs, interurban and interethnic relations, life along national borders and in areas of transition, national identity prior and after the incorporation of Slovenia into the European Union; literary folklore, proverbs, sayings and riddles, folk narrative, mythology, belief, life stories, contemporary legends, stories of the everyday, tales; history and theory of ethnology. The Institute's central documentation center contains written material, illustrations and photographs, sound and film material, and fieldwork notes. Audovisual Laboratory activities: research of visual production among the minorities in Slovenia and amateur filmmaking; the making of visual documentation in the field and the making of research and ethnographic films; preparation for internet presentation of the Audovisual Laboratory's visual documentation. Institute of Slovene Ethnology Library is the central library with written and other material on Slovene ethnology. Its visual collections contain material from the oldest ethnological film documents to most resent video material. The Institute's publications Traditiones and Studia mythologica Slavica are the result of team work.
Significance for science
The research resulted in deaper and broadened knowledge and understanding of material, social, and spiritual life in Slovenia and in the areas across the Slovene borders with a Slovene minority. Special attention was payed to the research of food culture, social communities, family, kinship, neighborhood, daily communication, yearly and life-cycle customs, work customs, interurban and interethnic relations, situation and relations along national borders and in distinctly transitional areas; national identity prior, during, and after membership in the European Union; literary folklore, proverbs, sayings, and riddles, mythology, beliefs, life stories, contemporary stories within the daily context, fairy tales, ethnological history and theory. The program also included the making of visual documentation and other visual research projects of the Audiovisual Laboratory at the Institute. Of special importance is the central collection containing written, photographic, audio, and fieldwork material, its supplementation, protection, and digitalization. The findings are important for further insight into the culture and the way of life in Slovenia within the period of the last two centuries; for gaining additional knowledge about the development of the discipline; and for further theoretical argumentation of Slovene ethnology.
Significance for the country
RT members participate in/or act in their advisory capacity in radio and television programs, events, and publications. They are contacted by students, researchers, journalists, and amateurs in need of professional advice or material for the preparation of essays, articles, events, and television documentaries. Their numbers have been increasing, which indicates an increased interest in cultural heritage. RT members strive to meet these demands by adequate presentations of their findings on the internet and on DVDs. Research of folk culture as well as research findings (publications, radio and television programs, conferences, etc.) all influence people’s awareness of folk culture and cultural heritage. Especially important are re-creators of folk culture who actively cooperate with the Institute of Slovene Ethnology, transmitting expert findings to their own milieu. By way of publications, radio, and television programs these findings also become part of the general body of knowledge, thus helping to form a local, as well as national, awareness and civic pride; among the Slovenes living in Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia they also strengthen their feeling of linguistic and ethnic affiliation.
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