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Kutse: konverents "Deities, Spirits and Demons" 9.-10. novembril 2017

Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore University of Tartu in co-operation with the Department of Department of Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies, "L'Orientale", University of Naples announces a call for papers for the workshop

Deities, Spirits and Demons in Vernacular Beliefs and Rituals in Asia

9-10 November 2017 – Tartu, Estonia

The study of religions in Asia has been increasingly expanding its spectrum of inquire into the kaleidoscopic realm of local traditions that are specific to a village or a lineage of transmission. Tradition-bearers and ritual experts master the heterogeneous corpus of vernacular beliefs and ritual practices about deities, spirits and demons as an essential part of the foundations of their authority in the community. Local classes of supernatural beings have often been marginalized, sometimes even demonized by institutionalised religions, yet they are alive in daily life in Asia and engage with social and political changes in their respective local and national contexts. Also, narratives about such beliefs transform, all the while evolving with the context wherein they emerge.

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Kutse: konverents "Folklorists are Fallible" 9.-10. juunil 2017

The Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore announces a call for papers for a conference entitled Folklorists are Fallible to be held on June 9th-10th, 2017.

Folklorists, just like anybody else, are fallible. This event aims to draw out the patterns of fallibility that folklorists show, and to explore what we might learn from this. The keynotes will be delivered by Carl Lindahl (University of Houston) and Karina Lukin (University of Helsinki).

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CFP: 7th International Conference of Young Folklorists "Negotiations of Belonging" in Narva, October 4-6, 2017

Call for Papers: 7th International Conference of Young Folklorists “Negotiations of Belonging”

October 4-6, 2017 (Narva, Estonia)

Keynote speakers: TBA

The 2017 Conference of Young Folklorists is the seventh of its kind, following previous meetings in Estonia (2011, 2013, 2015) and Lithuania (2012, 2014, 2016). The conference aims to foster academic communication, collaboration and research in the field of folklore by bringing together advanced students and young scholars from different countries and giving them an opportunity to present their research to an international audience. The forthcoming event will also be used to introduce plans for a new English-language MA-programme "Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies" at the University of Tartu.

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Folkloristika ainekursused inglise keeles

Eesti ja võrdleva rahvaluule osakond on alates 2010. aastast pakkunud regulaarselt ainekursusi inglise keeles, mis on orienteeritud peamiselt magistri- ja doktoriõppe tudengitele, kuid on avatud kõigile huvilistele.

 2016. aasta sügissemestril loetakse inglise keeles järgmisi kursusi:

FLKU.04.063 Erialase teksti kriitiline analüüs (Critical Analysis of Folkloristic Texts; 3 EAP) Ülo Valk. Aine on magistri- ja doktoriõppe tudengitele. Seminarid toimuvad kolmapäeviti kl 12.15 (Ülikooli 16-215) (n 2-16). 07.09.2016 toimub esimene seminar, kl 12.15 Introduction to the class: some basic concepts and theoretical tools in folkloristics.

HVKU.04.001 Poliitline folkloor ja rahvuslus (Political Folklore and Nationalism; 6 EAP) Anastasiya Astapova. Aine on kõikide õppeastmete valikaine. Loengud toimuvad reedeti kl 12.15 (Ülikooli 16-214) (n 2-16). 09.09.2016 toimub esimene loeng, kl 12.15 Introductory lecture. Political folklore: definitions and genres.

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