When I told my friends and family that I’m going to study Ethnology, everyone was like: “Oh nice. Sounds great. But… what is Ethnology exactly?” I don’t blame them for this reaction, I didn’t know what Ethnology is either before I discovered it on the university website. Ethnology isn’t present in peoples heads, although our behaviour is closely related with it. Ethnology isn’t present in the public, although we are confronted with it in everydays life. And Ethnology isn’t present in politics, although it is very important in the globalised world we’re living in.
So, what is Ethnology? With this blog, I’d like to bring Ethnology closer to the people. And in this first blogpost, I’d like to give a first impression of it.