On the Past, Present and Future of the Kriza János Ethnographical Society Cover Image

A Kriza János Néprajzi Társaság múltjáról, jelenéről, jövőjéről
On the Past, Present and Future of the Kriza János Ethnographical Society

Author(s): Vilmos Tánczos
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Kriza János Ethnographical Society; Hungarian ethnography; ethnographic research; traditional cultures

Summary/Abstract: The Kriza János Ethnographical Society was founded in 1990. The Society’s library was moved to its current location in the year 1994, and it holds more than 10.000 volumes including the most relevant Hungarian and Transylvanian ethnographical works. The Kriza Society gathers most of the Hungarian ethnographers from Romania, representing their professional interests, organizing annual conferences, special meetings and workshops. The Society coordinates several projects with the help and attendance of many researchers from the country and abroad, including university students. The objectives of its projects are related to the tendencies of Hungarian ethnography and Hungarian social sciences in general: the Society organizes basic ethnographic and anthropological researches in Transylvania and Moldova, along with specific theme-oriented fieldwork. With these researches it wishes to contribute to the formation of an authentic scientific image of the continuously changing traditional and popular cultures.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 17-21
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Hungarian