Český lid / Czech Ethnological Journal is the leading, peer-reviewed Czech ethnological journal (founded in 1891), published in print and online, open-access format by the Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. The journal publishes high-quality scholarly articles in the fields of ethnology and sociocultural anthropology as well as interdisciplinary articles with a corresponding theoretical and methodological focus primarily in the Czech, Slovak, and English languages. It is regularly indexed and abstracted in Scopus, AIO, ERIH, CEJSH, JSTOR, PRO QUEST, GOOGLE SCHOLAR, EBSCOhost, IBR, IB, IBSS.

Current issue

Issue 1, Vol. 108 (2021)


Space and Memory. Memories of Hospital Staff in Topoľčany

Author: Juraj Janto Date of publishing: 25.3.2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.21104/CL.2021.1.01

“The Opening of the Wells”: The Legitimizing Frames of a Ritual Revitalized in the 1970s in the Žďár nad Sázavou District

Author: Roman Doušek Date of publishing: 25.3.2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.21104/CL.2021.1.02

Short Eternity. Narrative Representations of Eternity to 1800

Author: Kateřina Smyčková Date of publishing: 25.3.2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.21104/CL.2021.1.03

Research Articles

The Motif of Name Taboo in Prose Folklore. Czech Material in European Context

Author: Adéla Adámková Date of publishing: 25.3.2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.21104/CL.2021.1.04

The Origin of the First Meaning of the Term “Race”: from Horses to Humans

Author: Milan Hrabovský Date of publishing: 25.3.2021 DOI: https://doi.org/10.21104/CL.2021.1.05



Call for papers – Special issue of Český lid – Young people with experience of migration

The deadline for the submission of articles is 30th June 2021.

Call for Papers - Special issue of Český lid - Anthropology/ethnology of space

The deadline for the submission of articles is May 30, 2021

Guidelines for Authors

Only original and unpublished texts that have not already been submitted to another journal or publication will be considered for publication in our journal. All submitted works undergo a two-phase review procedure, during which the author and the reviewer remain completely anonymous.

Current Vol.

Vol. 108 (2021)