FF FDETkJ Etnology
Name in Czech: Etnologie
doctoral combined
Included in the programme: FF D-ET_ Etnology

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The student shall pass the state examination until the end of the fourth year of his/her study in case he/she has met all his/her study obligations.
For dissertation defence, it is necessary to submit the dissertation dossier in the volume of 240 to 360 thousand characters and the dissertation thesis, and to prepare a presentation that summarizes the research project crowned by the dissertation and that takes about 10 – 15 minutes. The defence is held before a disciplinary commission.
The state doctoral examination consists of dissertation defence and student's answers to questions put from wider thematic groups (1. methodology of the discipline; 2. historiography of the discipline; 3. realia of historical forms of traditional culture, its current forms, and ethnical processes and identities). The state examination is to verify student's capability to take part in a professional debate within ongoing discourse of the discipline, and his/her potential to be well versed in theoretical and methodological concepts applied in the discipline and realia ethnology deals with.

Requirements of the study

The student is obliged to systematically work on his/her own scholar project (dissertation). In his/her dissertation, he/she submits original results of his/her own research. The dissertation must substantiate his/her professional competences to implement, treat, and present the results of the ethnologic research and its appropriate support in methodology.
The supervisor leads student's professional preparation, and within consultations he/she inspires and methodologically directs student's activities in the realm of source study and field research, preparation of text, articulation of theses, and dissertation.
Within common basic subjects, the doctoral student is to attend two one-semester subjects in philosophy, and a chosen foreign language.
During his/her study, the doctoral student must attend all the subjects included in the category “Obligatory Subjects” (within them, 145 credits are linked to the preparation and implementation of the dissertation); up to the minimum quantity of 240 credits for the whole study, he/she chooses from the offer of obligatory facultative subjects (however, at least 20 credits). Within the subject “Doctoral Course” he/she is to present, once in the study (mostly in the 6th or 7th semester), the theses of his/her research task and partial results at an advanced stage (scope of 20–30 minutes).
Within obligatory subjects and after a consultation with the supervisor, the doctoral student shall take part in a study stay abroad, he/she shall develop his/her publication activity, and participate in conferences at home and abroad.
Students of full-time doctoral study are obliged to regularly participate in activities of the Institute of European Ethnology. In accordance with the thematic profile of their research, they are also individually involved in research projects, field research and documentation, and teaching and lectures.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

TOPICS OF DEFENDED THESES:

1. Martina Hanáková: Busking v České republice
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/br800/
2. Petra Hrbáčová: Tradiční tkalcovství na Horňácku. Historicko-sociální a technologické kontexty
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/gnuqg/
3. Ingrid Pauknerová: Proměna vesnického společenství v období kolektivizace
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/q8fz4/
4. Oto Polouček: Sociokulturní proměny moravského venkova ve druhé polovině dvacátého století s důrazem na formy sdružování a společenský život
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/u8g4e/
5. Jan Semrád: Lesná. Panelové sídliště ve 20. a 21. století
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/t033b/
6. Aleš Smrčka: Tradiční horský transport v Krkonoších, na Šumavě a v Beskydech Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/ua7ur/
7. Tomáš Truchlík: Procesy zmien v odevnej kultúre v obciach Štiavnik a Veľké Rovné prebiehajúcich od druhej polovice 19. storočia do 60. rokov 20. storočia
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/v0xsu/
8. Eva Kuminková: Procesy vývoje a změn jevů nehmotné tradiční kultury v souvislosti se snahami o jejich ochranu a revitalizaci
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/uafkx/
9. Roman Malach: Pověrečné představy a tradiční způsoby ochrany domu a hmotných statků
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/kq9fd/
10. Barbora Navrátilová: Kapitoly z každodenního života ve vybraných zemích Balkánu
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/lnwwd
11. Eva Šipöczová: Súčasný prozaický folklór ako reakcia na spoločenské a politické udalosti
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/uh7hh/

PROPOSALS OF TOPICS:
1. Ethno-cultural traditions and their task in the formation of local and regional identity
2. Village festivities - constants vs. innovation
3. Culture of the countryside in the 18th century
4. Contemporary visual-arts folklorism
5. Transformations of folk dress in the past and at the present time
6. Space, social relations, and identity: the influence of administrative interventions on the life of rural communities
7. The relationship between the Czech countryside and the city in the 19th through 21st centuries
8. Transformations of the diet in the 20th century and at the present time
9. Contemporary prophecy
10. Village house as part of cultural heritage
11. Cultural expressions of the contemporary countryside
12. Socio-cultural potential of traditional agrarian production
13. Normative conceptions and values with focus on small social groups (local, professional, interest)
14. Social capital of intangible cultural heritage
15. Processes of formation and transformations of group identities

Recommended progress through the study plan

Compulsory courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:ETDDPDoctoral Work A. Křížováz 0/025 --
FF:ETDDSDoctoral Seminar A. Křížováz 0/05 --
FF:ETDKZP1Study abroad 1 A. Křížováz 0/0/010 --
FF:ETDKZP2Study abroad 2 A. Křížováz 0/0/05 --
FF:ETDKZP3Study abroad 3 A. Křížováz 0/0/05 --
FF:ETDOPU1Academic Publications 1 A. Křížováz 0/0/015 --
FF:ETDOPV1Academic Paper and Research A. Křížováz 0/0/015 --
FF:ETDPSVAcademic Paper and Research A. Křížováz 0/05 --
FF:ETDTDPSyllabus of Doctoral thesis A. Křížováz 0/0/010 --
FF:ETDTPRWriting Seminar A. Křížováz 0/05 --
FF:PHDZ1Philosophy for doctoral studies 1 J. Krobz 0/0/0 5x2 hodiny.10 --
FF:PHDZ2Philosophy for doctoral studies 2 J. Krobk 0/0/0 3x2 hodiny za semestr.10 --
120 credits

Selective courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:ETDASAcademic Study Stay A. Křížováz 0/0/010 --
FF:ETDEPEthnological practicum A. Křížováz 0/015 --
FF:ETDJCOOther Activities in Ethnology A. Křížováz 0/05 --
FF:ETDOPIIAcademic Publications 2 A. Křížováz 0/0/010 --
FF:ETDOPV2Academic Paper and Research A. Křížováz 0/0/010 --
FF:ETDSZKStudy abroad A. Křížováz 0/0/05 --
55 credits

Jazyková příprava

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:CJV_D_AEnglish for Doctoral Studies J. Lennonzk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_FFrench for Doctoral Studies L. Václavíkzk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_NGerman for Doctoral Studies P. Chládkovázk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_RRussian for PhD Studies - C1 M. Ševečkovázk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_SSpanish for Doctoral Studies V. De Azevedo Camachozk 0/0/05 --
25 credits