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We invite you to a professional seminar entitled Socio-cultural capital of successful municipalities as a source of sustainable development of the Slovak countryside on March 22, 2022 from 1:00 p.m.
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We invite you to the professional seminar Conversations with the Virgin Mary on June 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
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Interview with Soňa G. Lutherová in the BISLA podcast about collective remembering and forgetting in public space.

Our Mission

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.

Our mission

Our research focus is distributed between basic, problem-oriented and applied research. We contribute to the search for scientific answers to current as well as historical social issues and challenges. We conduct the field research in Slovakia and abroad – in Central Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Events

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Collaborative production of applied data on the vulnerable: practical and ethical dilemmas of an anthropologist in the service of public health
We invite you to a seminar of IESA SAS entitled “Collaborative production of applied data on the vulnerable: practical and ethical dilemmas of an anthropologist in public health services” led by our colleague Andrej Belák. The seminar will...
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Rituals Between Mind and Society
November 4-5, 2021, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia The workshop is dedicated to the study of rituals and their social functions, with a special but not exclusive focus on cognitive and evolutionary approaches. We encourage empirical and theoretical papers...
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Computing the Inquisition: Path towards the Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET) and the ERC Consolidator Grant
Computing the Inquisition: Path towards the Dissident Networks Project (DISSINET) and the ERC Consolidator Grant. Doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D., vedúci Centra pre digitálny výskum náboženstva Masarykovej univerzity v Brne   This lecture presents an approach...

Publications

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Civil ceremonies in socialist Czechoslovakia and post-socialist Slovakia
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Ethnography in Slovakia in the service of the Third Reich
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Marian Devotion Among the Roma in Slovakia: Post-Modern Religious Response to Marginality
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Crossroads of Jewish Bratislava: An Ethnological Examination of the Jewish Community Between the 19th and 21st Centuries