Commons:Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Adam Mickiewicz University

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Woman in traditional dress at wedding, Krobia Stara, 1969
Palms prepared for Palm Sunday procession, Poznań

The Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan belongs to the History Department at the Adam Mickiewicz University. Both the University and the Institute date back to 1919, when Adam Mickiewicz University was founded. Research is specialised in ethnological history, regional studies and folklore studies. In 2014 the Institute has created an online database of its considerable archive of field study documentation and other visual material, named after one of the researchers, prof. Józef Burszta - the Józef Burszta Digital Archives. The Institute's aim in creating the Józef Burszta Digital Archives was to encourage the reuse of ethnographic documentation created and gathered by scientists and researchers.

The Józef Burszta Digital Archives feature photographs depicting regional customs and dress, folklore festivals and events, everyday objects, artifacts, symbolic objects, crafts and architecture of rural areas where traditional customs were observed.

Partnership history[edit]

The Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University have begun collaboration with Wikimedia Polska in January 2015. In March 2015, the Adam Mickiewicz University signed OTRS permissions allowing the upload of photographs by all creators in the JBDA database (a total of over 6000 images) to Wikimedia Commons. In May 2015, upload of files began, using a dedicated script - BursztaBot created by Yarl.

Technical and legal issues[edit]

Files are uploaded under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 PL license. In the case of public domain materials (video field work documentation), they will be marked as belonging to public domain. A photograph template is used.

Currently these files need to be categorised.


Project participants[edit]

For more info, contact Marta Malina Moraczewska.