Folklore, folkloristics and ideology

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.