Beiträge mit Tag: ramsak

Hamilton, Neumaier, Schweiger, Sedmak (Eds.) Lit-Verlag 2009 ISBN 978-3-643-50069-4


Facing.TragediesSense of tragedy?
The contributions reflect on the nature and meaning of tragedy. They reflect on how victims of tragedy cope with and give meaning to their condition. The essays in this volume grew out of the reflections and discussions conducted during the conference „Impulses from Salzburg“ from May 6 to 9 in Salzburg, 2008, on „Facing Tragedies“.

Anthropology, Ethnology
Scholar in Residence July 2009


Mojca Ramsak -FOTO obdelana-RDECAMonographs
– Portret glasov: raziskave življenjskih zgodb v etnologiji – na primeru koroških Slovencev/The Portrait of the Voices: The Research of Life-stories in Ethnology: The Case of Carinthian Slovenes, Ljubljana, 2003
– Žrtvovanje resnice: opoj zmuzljivih diskretnih nediskretnosti/Sacrifice of the Truth: The Spell of Slippery Discreet Indiscretions, Maribor, 2006
– Družbeno-kulturne podobe raka dojk v Sloveniji = Social and cultural imagery of breast cancer in Slovenia. Ljubljana, 2007
(Full bibliography online)

– Project leader and contributor of 378 entries on Slovene ethnology, methodology and history in Leksikon etnologije Slovencev/Lexicon of Slovene Ethnology (Ljubljana, 2004); she had published for English language encyclopedias: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife (2006), The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy tales (2008); The Sage Encyclopedia of Play (2009) as well as for publishers LitVerlag, Cambridge Scholars.
– Co-founder of Center for Biographic Research in Ljubljana (2001).
– Conference presentations in Europe and USA, invited lecturer at universities in Vienna (1995), Łodž, Poland (1995), Zagreb, Croatia (1996), Klagenfurt, Austria (1998), St. Petersburg, Russia (2000), Bratislava, Slovakia (2003), Salzburg, Austria (2009).
– Member of international professional associations: American Folklore Society; Kula, Slovene Ethnological and Anthropological Society; Societé Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore; European Association of Social Anthropology; International Association of Qualitative Inquiry.
– Member of research evaluation committees at Slovene Research Agency (2007-).
– Mojca Ramšak won 8 international grants or stipends; cooperated in 5 projects (USA, Europe).
– Nominated for Murko’s Award for excellent achievements in ethnology in 2005.

Pedagogical work
– University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of ethnology and cultural anthropology, Slovenia (1993-2000)
– ISH, Ljubljana Graduate School for the Humanities, Slovenia (2000-). She is coordinator for post graduate study programme Anthropology of everyday life (2006-)

Editorial work
(Co)editor of 10 publications/series/journals in Slovenia, Austria or Italy:
– Book series of Slovene Ethnological Society (Ljubljana, 1994-1998; 5 books)
– Bulletin of Slovene Ethnological Society (Ljubljana, 1994-1998;14 numbers of the journal)
– Unterwegs ins Dorf (Klagenfurt, Austria, 1993-1994; 2 books)
– Mediterranean Ethnological Summer School (Piran, Slovenia, 1994-1995)
– Studi Slavi (Pisa, Klagenfurt, 1997)
– Slovene Ethnological Lexicon (Ljubljana, 2001-2004)
– Life-stories from Ribnica Valley (Ribnica, 2003)
– Emzin (Ljubljana, 2009)
Member of editorial board of Etnolog (Ljubljana,2003-2009) and International Review of Qualitative Research (Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 2008-).

Organisation of international conferences and scientific meetings
– Evaluation of biographies=Die Bewertung von Lebenszeugnissen. International Conference=Internationales Symposium. Tainach, 24. 5. 1997, Slowenische Volkskunde Institut Urban Jarnik, Klagenfurt, Austria
– International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Evidence. Department of Advertising and the Interdisciplinary Program in Cultural Studies and Interpretive Research in conjunction with The Center for Qualitative Inquiry, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2.-5. 5. 2007
– Experiencing Diversity and Mutuality. 10th Biennial Conference of European Association of Social Anthropologists. Ljubljana, 26.-29. 8. 2008, Ljubljana, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Slovenia

Anthropology, Ethnology
Scholar in Residence July 2009


Mojca Ramsak -FOTO obdelana-RDECAEducation
– Bachelor’s degree: 1993 (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Slovenia; BA in Ethnology and Professor of Philosophy) Prolegomena za etnološki slovar ali leksikon / Prolegomenon for Ethnological Dictionary or Lexicon (Undergraduate Thesis). Ljubljana, 1992. [BA in ethnology and philosophy, May 4th, 1993]
– Master’s degree: 1997 (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Slovenia, M.A. in Ethnology) Enciklopedija etnologije Slovencev: Teoretični model / Encyclopedia of Ethnology of Slovenes: a Theoretical Model (Master’s Thesis). Ljubljana, 1997. [May 27th, 1997]
– Doctor’s degree: 2000 (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Slovenia, PhD. in Ethnology) Raziskave življenjskih zgodb v etnologiji: na primeru koroških Slovencev. / The Research of Life-stories in Ethnology: The Case of Carinthian Slovenes (Doctoral Dissertation). Ljubljana, 1999. [December 12th, 2000]

Employment history
– University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, young researcher (1993-2000), researcher (2009-)
– Scientific Research Centre of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Slovene Ethnology, Ljubljana, research fellow, research coordinator (2001-05)
– Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis (ISH), LjubljanaGraduate School of the Humanities, part time researcher (2005-)
– Institute for Social and Humanistic Research, researcher and head of research group (2007-08)

– Assistant professor for anthropology of everyday life 2002
– Research fellow for ethnology 2004
– Associate professor for anthropology 2009
– Research fellow for cultural anthropology 2009

Anthropology, Ethnology Scholar in Residence July 2009 Slovenia


Honour and shame in everyday life

was  the research-topic of Mojca Ramšak during her stay in Salzburg. She is associate professor and research fellow at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of ethnology and cultural anthropology, Slovenia.

Born in 1969 in Maribor, Slovenia, researcher, post-graduate professor and writer in publications in ethnology, cultural/social anthropology and folklore, which go beyond the current disciplinary practice, especially in methodology, applied research and the use of critical, experimental and traditional forms of qualitative inquiry in the interests of social justice, dignity and human rights.

Education & Employment History

Scientific & pedagogical work

„Universität Salzburg: Internationales Forschungszentrum für soziale
und ethische Fragen is my best academic experience ever. Working
conditions, researchers and trusting athmosfere fit perfectly with
my interests. It´s a pity that my status of visiting researcher will
end soon.“
Facebook message, 23. 7. 2009