Ethnology: Home

KUB Ethnology

Here you can find links to the most important databases, reference works and periodicals for the study of Ethnology.

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Oddur Hansen

(+45) 9132 4654


Lars Kjær

(+45) 9132 4613

Welcome to the ethnology guide

European ethnology is the study of how mankind influences and mirrors the general cultural history of Europe through the daily life. How do we understand our own and others' way of life? How do we explain cultural differences in habits and opinions? These are just some of the questions ethnology seeks to answer.

The subject includes a study of Danish pre-industrial traditions and ways of life but primarily emphasises cultural processes and the meeting of cultures in the modern world. As a result, in the daily work ethnology is more closely related to the social sciences (e.g. anthropology and sociology) than to the traditional historical/archaeological subjects.

A subdivision of ethnology is Museology which explores how to visually present research to the public.

Students and faculty at the University of Copenhagen can suggest books, journals, or other information ressources for acquisition.

You can find a wide range of books and journals at the ToRS/Saxo library in building 10.2.47.

Read more about the library here.