ETBA112 History of Ethnology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
prof. PhDr. Martina Pavlicová, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Eva Chovancová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Martina Pavlicová, CSc.
Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Tue 12:00–13:40 J31
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Ethnology in history informs a student of development interest in culture of man, theoretical conceptions and important persons at an ethnological research.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to: explain the development of fundamental basic theoretical directions of ethnology; interpret the results of the history of ethnology research in social and cultural connections; combine the methodological steps in ethnology and cultural anthropology; evaluate the development of ethnology in comparison with other disciplines.
  • 1. Inntroduction to the history of ethnology.
  • 2. Beginning of interest in the “strange” and “different” in antiquity.
  • 3. Islam and Europe, conflicts of various cultures.
  • 4. Discovery of America and “end of certainty” in Europe.
  • 5. Consequences of modern explorations (new knowledge as well as different views on own culture).
  • 6. The Enlightenment, pre-Romantism in Europe.
  • 7. Romantism as the background for defining “Folk” and its culture
  • 8. Evolutionist theory in anthropology and ethnology.
  • 9. Diffusionism.
  • 10. Psychological and sociological schools.
  • 11. Functionalism.
  • 12. Structuralism.
    recommended literature
  • ERIKSEN, Thomas Hylland. Sociální a kulturní antropologie : příbuzenství, národnostní příslušnost, rituál. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2008. 407 s. ISBN 9788073674656. info
  • Lidová kultura : národopisná encyklopedie Čech, Moravy a Slezska. Edited by Stanislav Brouček - Richard Jeřábek - Dušan Holý - Václav Hubing. Vydání první. Praha: Etnologický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, v.v.i., v Praze a Ústav evropské etnologie Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity v Brně v nakladatelství Mladá fronta, 2007. Strana 643. ISBN 9788020414502. info
  • BUDIL, Ivo T. Za obzor Západu : proměny antropologického myšlení od Isidora ze Sevilly po Franze Boase. Vyd. 2. V Praze: Triton, 2007. 809 s. ISBN 9788072549986. info
  • SOUKUP, Václav. Dějiny antropologie : (encyklopedický přehled dějin fyzické antropologie, paleoantropologie, sociální a kulturní antropologie). Praha: Karolinum, 2004. 667 s. ISBN 8024603373. info
  • Sociální a kulturní antropologie. Edited by Olga Vodáková - Václav Soukup - Alena Vodáková. Vyd. 2., rozš. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2000. 175 s. ISBN 808585029X. info
  • SOUKUP, Václav. Dějiny sociální a kulturní antropologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1994. 226 s. ISBN 80-7066-882-2. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, readings.
Assessment methods
Students have to take part in lessons. They pass the written test with open questions on the basis of lectures and literature.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
General note: Předmět je součástí PZk.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Kombinované studium 12 hodin přímé výuky v semestru.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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