Research Fellow, assistant professor of Folklore Studies and Comparative Mythology

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Research interests

 

Research interests:

  • ethnochoreology,
  • traditional dance,
  • folkdance groups,
  • history of folkdance festivals,
  • the influence of folklorism on Slovenian dance heritage,
  • methodology of ethnochoreological research,
  • 78rpm gramophone records as ethnochoreological resource,
  • contemporary dance events as components of large-scale events,
  • anthropology of dance.

 

Reseach activites abroad:

  • Visiting scholar at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH: Research grant of the Slovene Research Initiative at the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, OSU: (2019).

 

Membership, work in expert groups:

  • Member of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) and its Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Study Group on Music and Dance of the Slavic World.
  • Member of the Slovene Ethnological Society, member of the Slovene Athropological Society, Founding member of the Folk Slovenija - Cultural and Ethnomusicological Society.
  • Expert counsellor for folklore activities at the Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities (2011–2013).
  • Member of the Working Committee (expert board) of the Slovenian Coordinator for the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2011–).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the scholarly journal Traditiones (2013–).
  • Member of the Academic Council of the Institute of Ethnomusicology ZRC SAZU (2015–).
  • Editor of the scholarly journal of the Slovene Ethnological Society Glasnik SED (2015–2019).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of scholarly journal Glasnik SED (2019–).
  • Member of the ZRC SAZU Open Science Commission (2019–).

 

Teaching experiences:

  • lecturer of the course Instrumental Folk Music and Folk Dance, module Slovenian Folk Music Heritage (Masters study programme, 2nd cycle Bologna programme) at the Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana.
Selected publications

Monographs

Music from both sides : gramophone records made by Matija Arko and the Hoyer Trio. 1st English ed. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2017. (co-author Drago Kunej)

Glasba z obeh strani : gramofonske plošče Matije Arka in Hoyer tria. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU; Ribnica: Rokodelski center, 2016. (co-author Drago Kunej)

Štajeriš : podoba in kontekst slovenskega ljudskega plesa, (Zbirka Folkloristika, 6). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2012. Award: Izjemni znanstveni dosežek 2012 - Humanistika - področje 6.04-Etnologija.

Articles / Chapters

Dancing for ethnic roots: folk dance ensembles of ethnic minority groups in Slovenia. Muzikološki zbornik, 2019, 55/2, 111-131, doi: 10.4312/mz.55.2.111-131. (co-author Drago Kunej)

Leaders and followers: artistic leaderships and stage presentations of folk dances in a Slovenian folklore ensemble. In: Stavělová, Daniela (ed.), Buckland, Theresa Jill (ed.). Folklore revival movements in Europe post 1950: shifting contexts and perspectives. Prague: Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. 2018, 257-277.

Spreminjajoči se teksti in konteksti velikonočnega plesa v Metliki. Traditiones, 2017, 46/3, 123-142, doi: 10.3986/Traditio2017460306.

Folk dance on the stage. In: Golež Kaučič, Marjetka (ed.). What to do with folklore?: new perspectives on folklore research, (B.A.S.I.S., vol. 9). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag. 2017, 28-40.

Folklorna skupina v diaspori : soočanje tradicije in ustvarjalnosti v Ameriki. Etnolog 2016, 26 (77), 49-64. (co-author Drago Kunej)

Tanec a klobása - hmotná forma nehmotného kulturního dědictví, nebo naopak (Slovinské zkušenosti). Národopisná revue, 2015, 25/3, 283-290.

Etnokoreološke poti Mirka Ramovša. Traditiones, 2015, 44/2, 7-23, doi: 10.3986/Traditio2015440201.

Etnokoreološko raziskovanje Prekmurja in Porabja : preko Mure - preko oceana. In: Godina-Golija, Maja (ed.). Prekmurje - podoba panonske pokrajine. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU. 2014, 92-105.

Looking at folk dance : the overlooked resources of old gramophone records. In: Kunej, Drago (ed.), Šivic, Urša (ed.). Trapped in folklore?: studies in music and dance tradition and their contemporary transformations, (Musikethnologie, Bd. 7, vol. 7). Zürich; Berlin: LIT. 2013, str. 161-179.

Volkstanz in Slowenien heute. In: Froihofer, Waltraud (ed.). Volkstanz zwischen den Zeiten: zur Kulturgeschichte des Volkstanzes in Österreich und Südtirol. Weitra: Bibliothek der Provinz. cop. 2012, 150-154.

Staro na nov način : ljudska plesna dediščina in folklorne skupine. Etnolog, 2010, 20 (71), 135-148.

All publications (COBISS) >>
Selected projects

Folklore and Ethnological Research on Slovenian Folk Culture (research program • 1 January 201431 December 2018)

Folk Music Heritage (INTERREG • 1. September 201831. August 2020)

Curriculum Vitae
Education:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in ethnology, cultural anthropology, and geography, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts (2001),
  • Master’s degree in folklore studies, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts (2004),
  • PhD, University of Nova Gorica, Graduate Studies Faculty (2007).