Prof. Maja Godina Golija, Ph.D.

Research Adviser, Institute of Slovenian Ethnology, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Profesor at Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor

Office: ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 5/II
01 4706 294
maja.godina@zrc-sazu.si
Office hours: Wednesday 13-15

Education: 

B.Sc. Ethnology and Philosophy (University of Ljubljana, 1986)

M.Sc. Ethnology (University of Ljubljana, 1990)

Ph.D. Ethnology (University of Ljubljana, 1995)

 

Fieldwork:

  • Slovenia: Styria (Maribor, Celje, Prlekija, Slovenske Gorice, Dravsko in Ptujsko polje, Pohorje, Savinjska dolina), Prekmurje, Koroška, Kras, Bohinj…
  • Italy – Friuli Venetia Giulia 
  • Research in Serbia, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Ireland. 

 

Research projects:

  • Protected Areas along the Slovenian-Hungarian Border. Challenges of Cooperation and Sustainable Development (2017―2020);
  • ALPFOODWAY: a cross-disciplinary approach to food cultural heritage, Interreg Alpine Space (2016―2019);
  • Food Culture Within Social Changes of 20th  and the Beginning of 21st  Century  
  • (Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb) (2007― 2013);
  • Srbi in Slovenci: izseljenci, manjšina, kolektivne identitete in spomini/ Serbs and Slovenes: emigrants, minorities, collective identities and memories (2011―2013);  
  • Tradicija in njeni po‐ustvarjalci/Tradition and its po-creators (2005―2008);
  • ETNOFOLK ― Preservation and Enhancement of Folk Cultural Heritage (European Territorial Co-operation, Central Europe Program) ( 2011―2014);
  • Informatizacija neoprijemljive dediščine za etnologijo in folkloristiko/ Informatization of an intangible heritage for ethnology and folklore research (2004―2007);
  • Etnološki pogledi in podobe/Ethnological Views and Images (19th to 21st Century) (2004-2007);
  • AQUADAPT: Strategic tools to support adaptive, integrated water resource manager level (2002― 
  • 2005) (EU project);
  • Inovacije v prehrani na Slovenskem v prehodu iz 19. v 20. stoletje/ Innovation in Food Culture in Slovenia
  • at the Turn of the 19th Century (1996―2001);
  • Slovar etnologije Slovencev/ Slovenian ethnological dictionary (1997―1999);
  • Etnološke raziskave kulture v Sloveniji in v zamejstvu/ Ethnological research in culture in Slovenia and abroad (1999―2003);
  • Etnološke in folkloristične raziskave v slovenskem in evropskem kulturnem prostoru/ Ethnological and folklore research in the Slovenian and European cultural space (2003―2008);
  • Preučevanje kulturne ustvarjalnosti na Slovenskem/Study of cultural creativity in Slovenia (1988―1995).

Research interests:

  • Food culture
  • Urban Ethnology
  • Material Culture
  • German Population in Slovenia
  • Industrial Heritage
  • History of Ethnology
  • Ethnological Methodology


  • Research Student, Department of Ethnology, Karl University Prague (1989);
  • Research Student, Department of Ethnology, University of v Łodz (1990);
  • Ph.D. Student and Researcher, Institute of Ethnology and Institute of Economic and Social History, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster (1991–1993);
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Ethnology and Institute of Economic and Social History,
  • Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster (1997); 
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Irish Folklore, Dublin (2007);
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Irish Folklore, Dublin (2010);
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu (2011); 
  • Visiting Research Fellow,  Department of Ethnology and cultural Anthropolgy, University of Łodz (2014);
  • Visiting Professor, Institut für  empirische Kulturwissenschaften/ Fach Kulturanthropologie/Volkskunde, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (2017).

Drugo:

  • Member of the Committee for the Study of National Minorities of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1996-1998);
  • Organizer of the conference of the International Commission for Ethnological Food Research (ICEFR) in Slovenia in 2000, in cooperation with  SIEF;
  • Member of the editorial board of the International ethnological bibliography DEMOS;
  • Editor-in-chief Traditiones;
  • Member of the Coordination Committee of the Historical Seminar of the ZRC SAZU;
  • Member of the Editorial board of Etnolog magazine;
  • Member of the Editorial board Bealoideas. Dublin: Folklore Society of Ireland;
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Glasnik Ethnographic Institute, SANU, Belgrade;
  • Member of the Presidency of the International Commission of European Food History (ICREFH);
  • Member of the Scientific Council of ZRC SAZU;
  • An invited reviewer for the field of ethnology at the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAV);
  • Member of the ARRS Scientific Council for Humanities;
  • Head of Research Station ZRC Maribor and Research Centers ZRC Prekmurje (2010-2016);
  • Vice President of the International Commission for Ethnological Food Research at the International organization of ethnologists and folklorists of SIEF.

  • Godina Golija, M. 2017. Novi Maribor. Maribor: Založba Premzl.
  • Godina Golija, M. 2016. Povednost materialnega: slovenske praznične jedi in Slovenci v Srbiji.
  • Glasnik Etnografskog instituta, 64, [sv.] 1, str. 65–75.
  • Godina Golija M. et. al. 2016. Taste of Maribor. Maribor: Višja strokovna šola za gostinstvo in turizem.
  • Godina Golija M. et. al. 2015. Maribor in Mariborčani. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC.
  • Godina Golija, M. 2015. The impact of weather on rhythms and structure of meals in Slovenia. V: Becker, K. (ur.), Moriniaux, V. (ur.), Tabeaud, M. (ur.). L’alimentation et le temps qu’il fait /Food and weather. Paris: Hermann: 329–338.
  • Godina Golija, M. 2015.Die dingliche Welt der Marburger Deutschen von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg. V: Heppner, H. (ur.), Miladinović Zalaznik, M. (ur.). Provinz als Denk- und Lebensform: der Donau-Karpatenraum im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang: 91–107. 
  • Godina Golija, M. 2014. Hrana in praznovanja: meso in mesne jedi v prazničnih jedilnih obrokih na Slovenskem. Etnolog 24 (75): 59–79.
  • Godina Golija, M. 2014. Potica in njene zgodbe: Slovenci v Srbiji in simbolni pomen hrane. Dve domovini, 39: 55–66. 
  • Godina Golija, M. 2012. Contemporary appropriations of culinary tradition in Slovenia. Traditiones 41 (2): 91–104. 
  • Godina Golija, M. 2011. Hunger and misery: the influence of the First World War on the diet of Slovenian civilians. V: Zweiniger-Bargielowska, I. (ur.). Food and war in twentieth century Europe. Farnham: Ashgate: 85–97. 
  • Godina Golija, M. 2011.Slovenia. V: Albala, K. (ur.). Food cultures of the world encyclopedia. Santa Barbara; Denver; Oxford: Greenwood, vol. 4: 339–346.
  • Godina Golija, M. 2006. Prehranski pojmovnik za mlade. Maribor: Aristej.
  • Godina Golija, M. 2004. The influence of cookbooks on food culture in Slovenia in the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth century. V: Lysaght, P. (ur.). Changing tastes: food culture and the processes of industrialization. Basel: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde; Dublin: Department of Irish Folklore, University College: 191–197.
  • Godina Golija, M. 2003. Food culture in Slovene urban inns and restaurants between the end of the nineteenth century and World War II. V: Scholliers, P. (ur.), Jacobs, M.Eating out in Europe : picnics, gourmet dining and snacks since the late eighteenth century. Oxford; New York: Berg: 125–135.
  • Godina Golija, M. 1996. Prehrana v Mariboru v dvajsetih in tridesetih letih 20. stoletja. Maribor: Obzorja.
  • Godina Golija, M. 1992. Iz mariborskih predmestij: o življenju in kulturi mariborskih delavcev v letih od 1919 do 1941. Maribor: Obzorja.
  • Godina Golija, M. 1986. Maribor 1919-1941: oris družabnega življenja. Maribor: Obzorja.

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Ecoculture: Studies of Animals and Nature in Folklore, Literature and Culture ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marjetka Golež Kaučič, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Folk and Literary: Folklore and Intertextual Aspects ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marjetka Golež Kaučič, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Intertextuality and Cultural Memory ǀ

Prof. Marko Juvan, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Ritual ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marjetka Golež Kaučič, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Short folklore forms in culture and society ǀ

Asist. prof. Saša Babič, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Slovenian Emigrants between Tradition and the Present ǀ

Prof. Marina Lukšič Hacin, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

The Language of Objects: Topics in Slovenian Material Culture ǀ

Prof. Maja Godina Golija, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

The Role of Woman in Slovenian Society and Culture ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Mirjam Milharčič Hladnik, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Tradition and Ethics ǀ

Prof. Edvard Kovač, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Tragedy in Theater, Culture, and Society ǀ

Prof. Krištof Jacek Kozak, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Word – Music – Ritual ǀ

Assist. Prof. Metoda Kokole, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6