Projects and researches

Research projects

Narrations of fear: from old inscriptions to new orality (FEAR)

HRZZ, 2017 – 2021Summary: The goal of the project Narrations of fear: from old inscriptions to new orality is to find out how, by different story-telling strategies and events, retold fears are shaped, stimulated and directed and how they disappear...

Research programmes

Legacy of the 1990s Discourses and Everyday Life

We launched the project “Legacy of the 1990s: Discourses and Everyday Life” in 2019 with the idea of researching the 1990s as the decade (we call it a “zero decade”) in which many processes that still determine Croatian society took shape. These...

Urban processes and identities

By continuing the decades long orientation of the Institute’s research projects to urban environments, the platform Urban processes and identities establishes a systematic research of the city from the ethnological and cultural anthropological...

From the old writings to the new orality

The starting point is Jan Assmann's articulation of a controversy which still generates polemics. The increased interest in the European cultural heritage, tradition and, consequently, genres of oral literature, is the outcome of the loss of...

Intangible culture and digital humanistics

The intention of the project is to continue the fundamental research of traditional culture and culture of contemporary everyday life through the prism of the relationship between the intangible culture and digital humanistics. Contemporary social...

Culture of nutrition and the ethnology of everyday life

The research into the culture of nutrition in the midst of contemporary social changes attempts to find links and offer synthesis of research that is taking various directions, to promote the anthropology of nutrition as working knowledge and...

Ethnography of refugees: the Croatian context

The project came into existence as our response to a call we heard and as our duty to observe and understand the current refugee movements that brings refugees across Croatia to the countries of Western and Northern Europe. The continual...