5th International Conference of Young Folklorists "Folklore of Connections, Folklore of Conflict"
7–9 October, 2015 (Viljandi, Estonia)
Organized by the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore (University of Tartu), Viljandi Culture Academy (University of Tartu), and Tartu Nefa Group, in partnership with the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore (Vilnius)
Keynote speakers: Alexander Panchenko (Institute of Russian Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences/St. Petersburg State University), William Westerman (New Jersey City University)
The 2015 Conference of Young Folklorists is the fifth of its kind, following previous meetings in Tartu (2011, 2013) and Vilnius (2012, 2014). The conference aims to foster academic communication, collaboration and research in the field of folklore by bringing together advanced students and recently graduated scholars from different countries and giving them an opportunity to present their research to an international audience. The forthcoming event will be the first one to be held at and in cooperation with the Viljandi Culture Academy, a college of the University of Tartu that provides applied higher education in music, Estonian native crafts and various other areas of culture.