Jovan Erdeljanović

Jovan Erdeljanović (11 November 1874 – 12 February 1944) was a Serbian and Yugoslav ethnologist.

Jovan Erdeljanović
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Born(1874-11-11)11 November 1874
Died12 February 1944(1944-02-12) (aged 69)
Resting placeNovo groblje, Belgrade
NationalityYugoslav
CitizenshipAustria-Hungary, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade, Charles University in Prague
Scientific career
FieldsPh.D of Ethnology
Doctoral advisorLubor Niederle
Other academic advisorsJovan Cvijić

BiographyEdit

Jovan Erdeljanović was born in Pančevo, Austria-Hungary. He studied at the universities of Vienna, Berlin, Leipzig and Prague. In 1905, the student obtained his doctorate as Doctor of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. In 1906, Erdeljanović began working at the University of Belgrade, elected Professor at Department of Ethnology of the philosophical Faculty since 1922. He remained at the University until 1941 and was member of Serbian Academy of Sciences.[1]

The first recognized work of anthropological interest in ethnicity was done by Erdeljanović, named as one of the founding fathers of Serbian ethnology. His works are influenced by ideas of evolutionism and Yugoslavism and he represented the theory that Yugoslavs are people of one blood and one origin.[2][3]

BibliographyEdit

  • Etnološka građa i rasprave, Srpska kraljevska akademija, Belgrade 1911.
  • Tragovi najstarijeg slovenskog sloja u Banatu, Niederlův sbornik, Prague 1925.
  • Ердељановић, Јован (1926). Стара Црна Гора: Етничка прошлост и формирање црногорских племена. Српски етнографски зборник. 39. Београд: Српска краљевска академија.
  • O poreklu Bunjevaca, Srpska kraljevska akademija, Belgrade 1930.
  • Forschungen über Alter, Organisation und Überlieferungen serbischer Stämme in Montenegro, Herzegovina und in den Nachbargebieten Jugoslawiens, Brill, Leiden 1936.
  • Koju ćemo kulturu: samo srpsku ili jugoslovensku?, Zora, Belgrade 1938.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Academic biography Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine of Jovan Erdeljanović, Serbian Academy of Sciences, Retrieved on 2017-01-26.
  2. ^ Jovan Erdeljanović, Koju ćemo kulturu: samo srpsku ili jugoslovensku?, Belgrade 1938, p. 4-8.
  3. ^ Aleksander Bošković, Other People's Anthropologies. Ethnographic Practice on the Margins., New York and Oxford 2008, ISBN 978-1-84545-398-5, p. 159.
  4. ^ J. Erdeljanović in COBISS.SR, Retrieved on 2017-01-26.