Island ethnographies – contributions of ethnology and cultural anthropology to island and Adriatic studies

Work on the project envisages further questioning of the contributions of the ethnographic method and ethnological and cultural anthropological interpretations to the understanding of lives of human communities on islands. We will explore within this project the following themes: ethnographies of island mobility, secondary dwelling on Croatian islands, concepts and representations of Adriaticness and Mediterraneaness in scientific discourse, ethnographic material, tourist narratives, local culture and heritage. We plan to cooperate with the Centre for Mediterranean Studies of the University of Zagreb in Split, the Department of Social Anthropology of the University of Helsinki and with local organisations and communities.