Department of Ethnology

The Department of Ethnology has a long history dating back to 1919 when its precusor, Department of German Ethnography, was established as one of the first ethnographical departments in Central Europe. The original research focus on local ethnography and folklore of the Czech Lands has been widening since the second half of the 20th century to incorporate the study of other cultures, especially selected European, American and Asian ones. The Department offers both BA and MA degree study programs in Ethnology and a Ph.D. degree program in Ethnology, all taught in the Czech language. Current research, publication and pedagogical activities of the Department are based on three general academic discourses: 1. social and cultural anthropology, 2. European ethnology and 3. folkloristics, conceptualized as sub-fields or thematical domains of one single field of anthropological research. This specific dialogue between ethnology, folkloristics and social and cultural anthropology, both theoretical and practical, is one of the main reasons of our Department’s uniqueness in the wider international context of ethnological and anthropological academical institutions.

  • Location

  • Celetná 20

  • 116 42 Prague 1

  • 2nd floor, room 229

  • Mailing Address

  • nám. Jana Palacha 2

  • 116 38 Prague 1

  • Director

  • doc. PhDr. Marek Jakoubek, Ph.D. et Ph.D.

  • Deputy Director

  • PhDr. Petr Janeček, Ph.D.

  • Academic Assistant

  • PhDr. Barbora Půtová, Ph.D. et Ph.D.

  • Secretariate/Office hours

  • Hana Končelová

  • Tel. +420 221 619 622

  • Monday

    9.00 – 16.00


    9.00 – 16.00


    9.00 – 16.00


    9.00 – 16.00


    9.00 – 16.00