textile culture, holidays in post-modern society, cultural heritage, decorative expression of rural communities, history of ethnology in Slovakia
Juraj Zajonc received his CSc. degree at the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava after defending his PhD thesis. He is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. He studies the ethnological aspects of traditional material culture with a focus on handmade textiles, holidays in post-modern society, and cultural heritage issues. He leads and participates in national projects. He collaborates with experts in the fields of archaeology, art history, textile restoration, and museology in Slovakia and abroad. He has published dozens of scientific papers in Slovakia and abroad and two scientific monographs in Slovakia on the above-listed research areas.