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2017 | 2 | 68-78

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Výzkum trampingu na etnologických pracovištích v českých zemích od 80. let 20. století



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Research of tramping by ethnological institutions in the Czech Lands since the 1980s

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Ethnologists began research of Czech tramping (tramping movement or tramping subculture) as part of modern research of urban culture only in the 1980s; before 1989 they dealt with it only marginally (A. Mann from Bratislava researched contemporary tramping festivities, V. Vohlídka and J. Svobodová from Prague focused on history and material culture of tramping in Bohemia). At the beginning of the 1990s, it was Z. Uherek who investigated inter-war festivities of Prague tramps; J. Souček pointed out other possibilities of similar research. In 1995, focus of ethnological research of tramping moved to Moravia when the researchers from branch of the Institute of Ethnography and Folkloristics in Brno, the current Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, resolved the project “The Culture of Contemporary Children and Youth with Special Attention to Folklore Expressions”. The project also included research of youth subcultures, tramping included. It was mainly Karel Altman who focused on the research of tramping. The project investigated history and present of the tramping movement in several regions in Moravia (WesternMoravian Trojříčí, the Tišnov, the Valašské Klobouky and the Vsetín areas). Karel Altman presented themes relating to tramping in the form of cycles of lectures called “Tramping as a Subculture” at the Department of European Ethnology at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno. These lectures encouraged several students to write their Master’s theses on this theme. At the turn of the century one of the compulsory courses for students of the Department of European Ethnology included field research of tramping movement especially in southern Wallachia, conducted during several years. Research of tramping still continues in Brno.


  • Etnologický ústav AV ČR


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