About Journal


The Journal of Ethnology is a continuation of a professional journal that was published under the name Ethnological News (na.nulk.cz) between 1964 and 1989. With a new graphic design and diversity of content, the former editors tried to make contemporary ethnological research more popular, and thus to increase their readership. Gradually, however, the journal again set itself up as a professional periodical, focused on ethnological (and related interdisciplinary) issues in social and historical contexts.

The good prestige of Journal of Ethology is emulated except the editor´s office by the editorial board and since 2009 by the international editorial board too. The column Forthcoming Themes offers not only information on the contents of incoming issues but also the terms of its deadlines.

The subscription of the quarterly Journal of Ethnology:

Mrs. Jana Štípská
Phone number: 00420 518 306 622
E-mail: jana.stipska@nulk.cz

Journal of Ethnology

ISSN 0862-8351 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9437 (Online)
MK ČR E 18807

The price of each issue is 70 CZK.

The main intention of the editors is to reflect the discipline development and the object of its research as flexibly as possible. The Journal of Ethnology thus presents topics from the field of traditional culture, as well as research on contemporary society, reflecting the lively research field that brings new impulses for the discipline. In this context, it also deals with folklorism and tasks addressed by the National Institute of Folk Culture, which is the journal publisher. Studies and research reports are published in monothematic issues, in Czech and Slovak. Studies by foreign authors, written in other languages, are published in Czech translation or in English. Contributions not related to the main theme of each issue are published to a limited extent only. In addition, a special issue in English is published once every two years. Interesting findings from contemporary ethnological research, observations from the field of folklorism, and comparative probes into traditional ethnological issues are presented in the form of articles, reflections and reports in the Transforming Tradition column. Review Section and Social Chronicle commemorate personalities of Czech and foreign ethnology and prominent representatives of folklorism; they are conceived as material contributions to the historiography of ethnology. 

A large part of the Journal of Ethnology includes reports on specialised conferences, seminars and exhibitions, reviews of new publications and music careers, and news and information about Czech and foreign folklore festivals and activities related to cultural heritage conservation.

The Journal of Ethnology also includes separately published bibliographical supplements mapping the works of prominent Czech and Slovak scholars in the field of ethnology.  

The periodical is registered in international bibliographic databases:
AIO (The Anthropological Index Online of the Royal ­Anthropological Institute)  
CEJSH (Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities)  
ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities)  
GVK (Gemeinsamer Verbundkatalog)  
IBR (Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur)  
IBZ (Internationale Bibliographie geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftenliteratur)  
RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale)  
Ulrich‘s Periodicals Directory

Editorial board

PhDr. Jan Blahůšek, Ph.D.
Park Rochus, o. p. s., Uherské Hradiště  

doc. PhDr. Daniel Drápala, Ph.D.
Ústav evropské etnologie, Filozofická fakulta MU, Brno  

PhDr. Hana Dvořáková
Etnografický ústav Moravského zemského muzea, Brno   

doc. Mgr. Juraj Hamar, CSc.
Katedra estetiky, Filozovická fakulta UK, Bratislava  

PhDr. Petr Janeček, Ph.D.
Ústav etnologie, Filozofická fakulta UK, Praha  

doc. PhDr. Eva Krekovičová, DrSc.
Ústav etnológie a sociálnej antropológie, Slovenská akadémia vied, Bratislava   

PhDr. Jan Krist
Národní ústav lidové kultury, Strážnice    
PhDr. Martin Novotný, Ph.D.
Národní ústav lidové kultury, Strážnice 

prof. PhDr. Martina Pavlicová, CSc.
Ústav evropské etnologie, Filozofická fakulta MU, Brno  

PhDr. Jana Pospíšilová, Ph.D.
Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., pracoviště Brno  

doc. Mgr. Daniela Stavělová, CSc.
Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., Praha  

PhDr. Martin Šimša, Ph.D.
Národní ústav lidové kultury, Strážnice   

doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc.
Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., Praha  

PhDr. Lucie Uhlíková, Ph.D.
Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., pracoviště Brno  

doc. PhDr. Miroslav Válka, Ph.D.
Ústav evropské etnologie, Filozofická fakulta MU, Brno

International editorial board

prof. PhDr. Anna DIVIČAN, CSc. hab. (Hungary)

Dr. László FELFÖLDI (Hungary)  

Mag. Dr. Vera KAPELLER (Austria)  

prof. Dragana RADOJIČIĆ, PhD. (Serbia)
prof. Mila SANTOVA (Bulgaria)  

prof. Dr. habil. Dorota SIMONIDES, Dr.h.c. (Poland)  

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Tobias WEGER (Germany)