The Institute of Social and Cultural Studies

Where to find us

ISKS FF UMB
Cesta na amfiteáter 1
974 01 Banská Bystrica
Slovakia


phone: +421 48 446 6212
email: miroslava.svabovska@umb.sk

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Research

The institute conducts qualitative and quantitative research of Slovak society and culture in a global context and in accordance with the theory and methodology of ethnology (urban ethnology, cultural heritage), sociology (sociology of family, tourism and consumption) and Slovak history. Our main research areas are:

  • sustainable urban development in a diversified world
  • consumer society and lifestyles
  • Slovakia's cultural heritage and its revitalization
  • gender issues
  • Slovak history
  • literary history

The ISCS provides a platform for interdisciplinary cooperation between departments and faculties. It also works in close cooperation with other Slovak and foreign research institutes, especially with the Institute of Ethnology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Members of the ISCS staff have completed several research projects financed by grant agencies of the Slovak Republic and the European Union, including OP Central Europe and the Sixth and the Seventh EU Framework Programmes. The latter focused on cultural and social changes in modern society: conservation, preservation and presentation of cultural heritage, gender issues and career strategies for young researchers. Slovak research projects also have been focused on ethnological issues of material culture, socio-normative culture, urban ethnology and research areas concerning modern society (multiculturalism, multiethnicity, globalization, lifestyle, domestic tourism).

In cooperation with municipalities, the institute has organized several activities related to applied ethnology (publication of monographs and textbooks, seminars with representatives of municipalities and other organizations).

Since 2013 the institute has sponsored the academic journal Ethnological Discussions (Etnologické rozpravy). It has a long tradition and aims at covering current topics, primarily in ethnology and related disciplines. We strive to maintain the magazine's tradition, while creatively and comprehensively raising its academic calibre. Find out more about the ISCS's research.

Study

As of the 2014/2015 academic year, the ISCS will also offer a new study programme – Applied Ethnology. It will focus on providing students with a theoretical knowledge of material and non-material cultural relics, rural and urban lifestyle and the changes caused by global influences. Students will acquire abilities and skills useful in various sectors of society, in state, private and non-profit culture organizations for education and research, cultural heritage, community work, intercultural cooperation (including minorities and the disadvantaged), regional development, as well as urban and regional planning.

We also provide ethnology and sociology instruction in several other study programmes (History, Museology and European Cultural Studies) at all levels of university education.

FHV_INSTITUTE_STAFF

Mgr.  Ivan Souček, PhD.

Mgr. Ivan Souček, PhD.

Zástupca vedúceho katedry, webadmin katedry, koordinátor ECTS

Zaradenie:
Odborný asistent
Office:
324
prof. PhDr. Alexandra Bitušíková, PhD.

prof. PhDr. Alexandra Bitušíková, PhD.

Vysokoškolský učiteľ, Vedecký kvalifikačný stupeň IIa

Zaradenie:
Docent
Office:
327
doc. PhDr. Jolana Darulová, CSc.

doc. PhDr. Jolana Darulová, CSc.

Vysokoškolský učiteľ, Vedecký kvalifikačný stupeň IIa

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Docent
Office:
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doc. Mgr. M.A. Ivan Chorvát, CSc.

doc. Mgr. M.A. Ivan Chorvát, CSc.

Vysokoškolský učiteľ, Vedecký kvalifikačný stupeň IIa

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Docent
Office:
324
doc. PhDr. Katarína Koštialová, PhD.

doc. PhDr. Katarína Koštialová, PhD.

Vysokoškolský učiteľ, Vedecký kvalifikačný stupeň IIa

Zaradenie:
Odborný asistent
Office:
327
PhDr. Kamila Koza Beňová, PhD.

PhDr. Kamila Koza Beňová, PhD.

Vysokoškolský učiteľ

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Odborný asistent
Office:
501
PhDr. Zdena Krišková, PhD.

PhDr. Zdena Krišková, PhD.

Vysokoškolský učiteľ

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Odborný asistent
Office:
326
Mgr. et Mgr. Dagmara Majerová, PhD.

Mgr. et Mgr. Dagmara Majerová, PhD.

Vysokoškolský učiteľ

Zaradenie:
Odborný asistent
Office:
501
doc. PhDr. Ivan Murin, PhD.

doc. PhDr. Ivan Murin, PhD.

Vysokoškolský učiteľ

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Docent