Studia Vernacula intends to continue as an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, annual journal with an international board of editors which provides an academic forum for discussions of intergenerational skills.
The series is published at the department of native crafts and its aim is to advance research in the fields of handicraft and native crafts. Studia Vernacula was established as a series of monographs, publishing three volumes until 2012:
From 2013 onwards, Studia Vernacula continues as an interdisciplinary annual peer-reviewed journal. Although the language of the journal is Estonian, long abstracts are provided in English in order to introduce Estonian crafts studies to an international audience of researchers and practitioners.
Studia Vernacula welcomes the submission of three types of manuscripts: research articles; practitioner's know-how; as well as notes and reviews of recent events, publications, exhibitions or student works. The journal publishes both original research in Estonian and translations from other languages. Journal may be able to provide translation into Estonian on basis of individual agreements.
In crafts studies, practical experiences are combined with analytical thinking. Crafts scholars are expected to possess some of the traditional crafts skills. This competence – some of which is tacit knowledge – is expected to help the scholar achieve a better focus and understanding of the research object. Crafts studies’ focus and methodology partially overlap with those of ethnology, critical heritage studies, anthropology, folkloristics, archaeology, material culture studies, cultural and social history, arts, technology and design, etc. The primary target audience of the journal is scholars of vernacular studies and craft practitioners with an academic background.
Please contact Madis Rennu, Managing Editor, for more information, at madis.rennu [ät] ut.ee.