Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY. presented by Stanisława Trebunia-Staszel. Lubaczow, 17.05.2008. Jagiellonian University,
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presented by Stanisława Trebunia-Staszel
founded in 1364 by the king Casimir Great. It was the second university to be founded in Central Europe, after Prague in 1348.
Collegium Novum, built in 1887 – main building, the seat of the Rector and Deans is the
Ethnography at the University
1926 – Department of Slavonic Ethnography was founded,
by prof. Kazimierz Moszyński – expert on Slavonic
1992 – Department of Ethnology
2004 – Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Institute of Ethnology and Cultural AnthropologyStaff – 15 (scholars: associated professor and professors)Structure: 4 divisions, library, The Centre of Documentation.200 students.
of Theory and Anthropology
Culture (5 person)
- prof. Jan Święch
- dr. S. Trebunia-Staszel
The Centre of Ethnographic
of History of Ideas
The Centre of Ethnographic Documentation and Information
The base contains a register of 2 400 places in the Carpathians.
Till the present 20 000 items of the archival material were
elaborated and introduced into the computer database.
The base enables the approach to the following information:
thematic range of sources, kind of source, time of origin, time of
reference, an abstract of the source contents, the place where
it is kept with reference to department and file number
Carpathian Project 2002- 2008 (dr M. Maj, M. Golonka-Czajkowska, dr S. Trebunia-Staszel)
Two Carpathins areas:
Maramures region in Romania and Podhale region in Poland
Comparative studies: empirical fieldwork researches, interdisciplinary studies.
- mountain regions with similar natural conditions,
- pastoral heritage (shepherding)
- research tradition (1950-1970)
Contemporary regional events: folk festivals, meetings, festivities, holidaysas the arena of celebration of regional ethnicity - contemporary annual rituals
During the Contest girls have to present themselves in dialect, sing and dance, to show a knowledge about the region and skills – know how to do traditional dutes. Knitting is considered to be traditional Górale occupation - so Górale girl should know how to knit.
Raking a hey. This is another task chosen as a sign of a Górale tradition. These “prosaic” tasks: knitting, milking, raking a hey are being used as the important elements in creating and telling a story about Górale culture.
Ceremony of coronation. Górale Miss “Nośwarniejso Górolecka” is sitting on the wooden throne made in regional style. Crown is also in regional style with natural coral in the middle. Górale accommodate popular – modern phenomena to own world. Organizers strive to preserve the past while transforming it for new performance context.
Górale re-make their ethnicity and their culture to meet the challenges of contemporary changes.Via contemporary cultural practices they creating and telling a story about themselves - “story about Górale” which is a result of interplay between them and tourists, past and present (T. Cooley).
Thank you very much