Institute of Ethnology Slovak Academy of Sciences

SAV - logo
Ústav etnológie Slovenskej akadémie vied
Contact: Dr Gabriela Kiliánová (f) Director
Contact: Dr Katarína Popelková (f) Deputy Director
Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 2 5296 4707
421 (0) 2 5296 4707 kl. 116

SAV - logoThe institute has been established as the Institute of Ethnography SAS in 1946, and it carries its actual name since 1992. No longer exclusively focused on tradition or remote rural communities, the institute has become one of the foremost Slovak locations for theoretically advanced field-based research on long-term effects of modernisation on a mundane life in both rural and urban areas. Focusing mainly on Slovakia and Central Europe, the institute‘s disciplinary commitment to comparative social analysis makes it particularly well-placed to understand the interaction between local cultural systems and the wider world. Research at the institute includes the following areas: social and cultural aspects of economic and political transformations Slovakia has been going through since 1989 with a special interest in long-term effects of modernisation on a mundane life in both rural and urban areas; ethnicity, collective identities and minorities’ issues the role of cultural heritage in European context; expanding resources and developing sensitivity to regional, national and European values ethnic, cultural and historic development in Central Europe History of the discipline The Institute’s library and the department of documentation and of archives provide a wide selection of specialised literature, texts, drawings, and photographs. Institute of Ethnology SAS houses redaction of the journals of Slovensky narodopis (Slovak Ethnology).