|Profile of the Institute:
||The Institute was founded in 1946 as the Ethnographic Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 1994 it was renamed to the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and later in 2018 to the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), and, today, it is one of the leading institutions in the field of ethnological and anthropological research in Slovakia.
From the expert point of view, the Institute concentrates on the analysis of social relationships from the local and global perspective with a focus on the Slovak and Central European context. The fields of scientific interest include research on cultural traditions and ways of life, as well as social, cultural and material aspects of the economic and political transition after 1989 in rural and urban environments. Special emphasis is placed on phenomena of collective identities, memory, ethnicity, religion, minorities and migration, and cultural heritage. Our research projects apply current global theoretical and methodological trends and approaches.
The Institute comprises an expert library and an information and documentation department with an extensive scientific archive containing text, picture and multi-media documents. The Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology SAS houses the editorial office of the scientific journal Slovenský národopis/ Slovak Ethnology, and collaborates with the Ethnographic Society of Slovakia and the Slovak Society for the Study of Religions.