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10th Winter Conference of Estonian Folklorists "Memory. Remembering. Legend" in Taevaskoja, February 26-27, 2015

Winter Conference is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Aino Laagus

Conference programme

THURSDAY, February 26 

11.30 Welcome coffee and opening of the Conference

12.00 Tiiu Jaago “Mõisted “mälu” ja “piir” interdistsiplinaarse uurimisajajärgu folkloristikas”

12.30 Mall Hiiemäe “Võrdlevalt vaimolenditest Virumaa rahvausus”

13.00 Reet Hiiemäe “Mitteverbaalne kommunikatsioon kui usundilise jutuloome osa”


New Special Issue of the Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics (Vol. 8, No. 2) Now Online

Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics (JEF) has recently published its latest issue Vol. 8, No. 2 at You are welcome to review the Table of Contents here and visit the web site to read and download articles (open access).

This special issue was compiled and edited by Art Leete and Aimar Ventsel. Contributors of the issue were scholars from Estonia, Sweden and Russia. Hard copies of the Journal are available at the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, the Estonian National Museum, the Estonian Literary Museum and the University of Tartu Book Shop.


Table of Contents:

Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics
Vol 8, No 2 (2014)

Preface to the Special Issue: Departures and Returns in the North (pp. 3-6)
Art Leete, Aimar Ventsel


The Second Volume of Estonian Fairy Tales Was Published in the Series Monumenta Estoniae Antiquae

The second volume of Estonian Fairy Tales is a continuation to the publications of fairy tales (tales of magic, wondertales) included in the folktale series of Monumenta Estoniae Antiquae. The scholarly edition of fairy tale types stored in the Estonian Folklore Archives of the Estonian Literary Museum provides an overview of all types of Estonian fairy tales. The collections of the EFA contain approximately 6,000 manuscript fairy tales and include in addition to these also audio recordings.


New Course on Material Culture by Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla on March 6-10, 2015

Professor Henry Glassie and Associate Professor Pravina Shukla (Indiana University Bloomington, USA) will give a new course titled "Material Culture" (FLKU.04.130, 3 ECTC) during the period from 6th to 10th March, 2015. The course can be taken as an optional course by all BA, MA and PhD students.

Outline of lectures:

March 6th (Ülikooli 16-212): 
14.15-15.45 Pravina Shukla "Everyday Dress: Field Study in India" 
16.15-17.45 Henry Glassie "Vernacular Architecture: Field Study in History"


CFP: 5th International Conference of Young Folklorists "Folklore of Connections, Folklore of Conflict" in Viljandi, October 7-9, 2015

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.