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International projects

WCE - COST Action CA18119 Who Cares in Europe?
COST Action CA18119 Kto sa stará v Európe?
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Voľanská Ľubica PhD.
Annotation:This Action will define and develop an emerging research field that explores the relationships among voluntary associations, families and states in the creation of social welfare in Europe. It focuses on the question of how state welfare emerged from the social welfare provided by non-profit, non-state institutions and individuals; how it has developed and changed over time; and how, in recent years, it has entered into crisis in many countries. The Action, which is at once local and transnational, will bring together researchers and policy makers throughout Europe in a collaborative exchange. The Action emphasizes the welfare state’s deep historical roots, and will use local case studies to recover the “voices” and contributions of individuals, families and voluntary associations. This will give us a much deeper and richer story about social protection in Europe than is currently available. By analyzing the long-term development of welfare within a triadic optic that examines the interactions among families, voluntary welfare associations and states in the creation of social welfare, the Action has the potential to radically shift dominant paradigms in the field of welfare studies. The Action will contribute to welfare policy development and debate by offering a historical perspective on current problems and debates and the principles and premises that underpin them.
Project web page:https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA18119/#tabs|Name:overview
Duration: 20.3.2019 - 19.3.2023

ETHMIGSURVEYDATA - COST Action CA 16111 International Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities' Survey Data Network
COST Akcia CA 16111 Medzinárodná sieť dát z výskumov o etnických minoritách a migrantoch
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Škobla Daniel PhD.
Annotation:The main goal of this network is to bring together researchers, policy makers, and survey data producers to join efforts to improve the access, usability, dissemination and standards of the multiple and scattered survey data that exist on the economic, social and political integration of ethnic and migrant minorities (EMMs). This Action is both relevant and timely, as it will provide the mechanisms that will enhance the research capacity in Europe in the field of EMMs' economic, social and political integration, and will allow a solid and evidence based transfer of knowledge to policymakers and civil society organizations about the key consequences and social processes related to the integration of EMMs in European societies and elsewhere. The COST network will focus at once on multiplying research capacity and on transferring knowledge to a multiplicity of audiences and stakeholders. The network will achieve these goals by compiling, documenting, archiving and pooling a large amount of data coming from various comparable studies conducted around Europe, thus providing the means to improve the empirical basis of high-quality research. Data will be made available on an web-based platform or Data Hub. The Action also includes a specific research training and educational component with the aim of guaranteeing that these coordinated efforts are carried over into the future through the next generations of researchers. The Action is backed by 47 proposers undertaking research in 20 European countries and the US and its composition is balanced in terms of gender, geography, type of organization and career stage.
Duration: 1.3.2018 - 20.4.2021

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Etnologické výskumy slovenského etnika v Maďarsku
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: Doc. PhDr. Krekovičová Eva DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2006 - 31.12.2021


National projects

MARGIWORK - Analysis of Barriers in Access to Employment for Marginalized Groups of Population: Selected regions of Slovakia in socio-economic, geographic and socio-anthropological perspective
Analýza bariér prístupu k pracovným príležitostiam pre marginalizované skupiny obyvateľstva: Vybrané regióny Slovenska v sociálno-ekonomickej, geografickej a sociálno-antropologickej perspektíve
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Škobla Daniel PhD.
Duration: 1.8.2018 - 31.7.2022

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Digitalizácia a počítačové spracovanie archívu textov ÚEt SAV
Program: Vnútroústavné
Project leader: Mgr. Gogora Andrej PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2022

Ethnographic Research of Non-Religion and Secularism in Modern Slovak Society (life trajectories and stories)
Etnografický výskum nenáboženskosti a sekularizmu v modernej slovenskej spoločnosti (životné trajektórie a príbehy)
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Zachar Podolinská Tatiana PhD.
Annotation:The population of non-religious people and people not affiliated in any church in Europe (but also in the US) has sharply increased throughout the past decades. At present, this population represents the second largest in most European countries. According to the recent findings, it is the most numerous group in the population of young adults (16-29 years) (Czech Republic, Estonia, UK). According to statistical and other international research, the size of this group in Slovakia is between 13 and 22%. While research of non-religiousness and secularism in other European countries is conducted by independent institutes and international network projects, no qualitative research has so far been carried out in Slovakia among this population sample. The project aims at presenting the ethnography and geography of the non-religious and secular people´s landscape and their divergent values and behavior patterns on the basis of their life trajectories and stories.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2022

Folklore, folkloristics and ideology.
Folklór, folkloristika a ideológia.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Panczová Zuzana PhD.
Annotation:The project deals with the less explored contexts of folklore and folklore research in Slovakia that take the form of contemporary ideological currents. It focuses on the research of non-traditional folklore genres and cross-cutting topics which are closely related to the dissemination of certain ideological opinions, attitudes and images (rumours, contemporary legends, conspiracy theories, caricatures, jokes). The project will also seek to contribute to the development of the history of science - research of the influence of the dominant social ideological currents in the respective decades of the 20th century (Romanticism, Nationalism, Nazism, and Communism), their continuation towards the present and on the process related to the newest social events.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2022

IDENTITY. SK - -
IDENTITA.SK - spoločná platforma dizajnu, architektúry a sociálnych vied
Program: APVV
Project leader: Prof. PhDr. Beňušková Zuzana CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 31.12.2020

Collective Rituals as a tool of social regulation
Kolektívne rituály ako nástroj sociálnej regulácie
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Bahna Vladimír PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2022

STARCI - Intergenerational social networks in an aging city, continuity and innovation
Medzigeneračné sociálne siete v starnúcich mestách, kontinuita a inovácie
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Voľanská Ľubica PhD.
Annotation:The process of aging is a development process at a high complexity level. It concerns all age categories in a population. in the process of aging, proportion of the elderly grows, motivating change in design of the social sphere, in formal and infromal social care. City has huge potential to reduce loneliness of the elderly, improve quality of their daily lives and thus address one of the most serious factors with far consequences.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

From Family Ecotype to Sociotype in Regional Perspective
Od ekotypu rodiny k sociotypu v regionálnej perspektíve
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Voľanská Ľubica PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

From technology to decoration: An ethnological perspective of the manufacturing and meaning of items
Od technológie k dekóru: etnologická perspektíva produkcie a významu vecí (SAV)
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Zajonc Juraj CSc.
Annotation:The project focuses on the ethnological research of three areas of life and culture of the Slovak population, designated today as elements of cultural heritage: (a) traditional textile production, (b) traditional clothes of Záhorie (western Slovakia) and Turiec (north-western Slovakia) regions, and (c) traditional ornaments. The study of each area represents a separate project segment (Textile, Clothes, Ornaments), with the study of traditional ornaments focusing on two topics – ornaments in the decorative tradition of Slovakia, and ornaments in the present-day mass visual culture. The project contents (except for the study of traditional ornaments in the present-day mass visual culture) comprise the reconstruction of complex phenomena defined as traditional culture.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Reflexive Writing as a Method of Inquiry.
Reflexívne písanie ako metóda etnografického skúmania.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Wiesner Adam PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2021

REVETNOMIN - The dimensions of revitalization of ethnic minority in Slovakia: Interdisciplinary salvage research of disappearing ethnic group of Huncokári
Rozmery revitalizácie etnickej minority na Slovensku: Interdisciplinárny záchranný výskum zanikajúcej etnickej skupiny Huncokárov
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Panczová Zuzana PhD.
Annotation:The project focuses on the study of life of huncokári, a name given to an ethnic group of german woodsmen. This ethnic group has not yet been subject to any systematic scioentific interest. Mountain woodsmen came to the malé and Biele karpaty mountains mostly from lower austria and styria in the 18th century as a result of an invitation from Pálfi, the head of Bratislava county. Thanks to their isolation and specific socio-professional status they preserved unique expressions of material, spiritual and social culture up to the mid-20th century (such as endogamy, specific dialect, bilingualism, strong tehnic feeling). Huncokári formed a specific, linguistically and socially closed group which was after War War II largerly dispersed and has survived up to this day either via collective memory of a few descendants or as a part of collective memory of present-day local communities living in the vicicnity of their past settlements. Using selected ethnographic, linguistic, pedagogic and historical methodologiocal approaches we intend to completely document and analyse selected spheres of life and the formatáion of ethnic identuty of this group. We will focus on the circumstances of their arrival, specific way of life determined above all by the isolation of their settlements, as well as on theri own dialect and forced acculturation. From the ethnologic and linguistic point of viwe we will conduct a rescue research among the last living descendants of this minority. The outcomes of the project will be of material, analytic and application character.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

RURAL.KAP - Socio-cultural capital of successful villages as a source of sustainable development of the slovak countryside
Sociokultúrny kapitál úspešných obcí ako zdroj udržateľného rozvoja slovenského vidieka
Program: APVV
Project leader: Luther Daniel CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2021

SOS - Current images of socialism
Súčasné obrazy socializmu
Program: APVV
Project leader: PhDr. Vrzgulová Monika CSc.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2021

Holidays and rituals – Their social context and functions (Slovakia, 21st century)
Sviatky a rituály - ich spoločenské kontexty a funkcie (Slovensko, 21. storočie) (SAV)
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Popelková Katarína CSc.
Annotation:The project focuses on the ethnological study of holidays and rituals in the current context. It seeks to explore and describe the social functions fulfilled by these phenomena in Slovak society in the 21st century. The scientific project objective is to explore: a) the specific symbolic and practical elements and effects of rituals and ritual activities as strategic social practices, both within and beyond various holidays; b) the actual social functions of holidays and rituals, their significance at the individual and collective levels, the forms they acquire, and the mechanisms through which they happen.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Wartime Slovak State and the Holocaust in the Current Social Discourse. (An Ethnological Perspective)
Vojnový slovenský štát a holokaust v aktuálnom spoločenskom diskurze. (Etnologický pohľad)
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Salner Peter DrSc.
Annotation:The aim of the project is, on the basis of the ethnological field and archive research and analysis of internet debates and websites, to define the forms by means of which the Slovak society communicates the period of the wartime Slovak state and the Holocaust in the 21st century. The researchers will seek to explore how this historical period is reflected in the current Jewish community, how it is perceived, with hindsight, by the members of the then discriminated Czech minority, and in what manner the state´s positions are institutionally defined in commemoration policies. We will show the ways these issues are reflected by the general population, as well as the ways this period is covered by present-day film documentaries which consciously or intuitively apply anthropological and ethnological methods. Special attention will be paid to the possibilities of using the auto-ethnographic approach. We will also observe the phenomenon of anti-Semitism and the ways of dissemination of conspiracy theories.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Patterns of social mobility of the Roma in the light of empirical research. Critical reflexion of existing practices and collection of new data.
Vzorce sociálnej mobility Rómov vo svetle empirických výskumov. Kritická reflexia existujúcich praktík a zber nových dát.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Hrustič Tomáš PhD.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to carry out an in-depth research on the phenomena related to the social mobility of the Roma. The team will heuristically assess the academic and applied approaches to studying of the living conditions and social mobility of the Roma population in Slovakia and will focus on broadening the knowledge base in relation to social mobility. The project will evaluate existing academic and applied research and secondary data sources on Roma living conditions in an interdisciplinary perspective. It will also implement empirical ethnographic and sociological research to measure the changing living conditions and social mobility of Roma in Slovakia, including the living conditions of so called the integrated Roma and strategies of Roma elites and leaders in the production and reproduction of social capital. In the application level, the project will bring to the policy makers the social mobility patterns of the Roma as well as the possibilities and forms of monitoring and data collection on social mobility and the changing living conditions of the Roma population.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2022

Projects total: 19