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Meeting of the Academic Folklore Society on November 20, 2014

The meeting of the Academic Folklore Society will take place on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 16.15 in the Estonian Literary Museum (Vanemuise 42). Laura Siragusa (University of Tartu, Estonia; University of Aberdeen, U.K.) will give a talk titled "Language sustainability and healing oral practices: Vepsian puhegid."

The presentation will be in English.

Everybody is welcome!


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.


Camilla Asplund Ingemark's Course on Swedish Cultural Analysis in November 2014

Dr. Camilla Asplund Ingemark (Åbo Akademi University, Finland) is giving a new course titled "Swedish Cultural Analysis: A Method for Interpreting Our OwnCulture" (FLKU.04.122, 3 EAP) during the period from 3rd to 13th November, 2014. The course can be taken as an optional course by all BA, MA and PhD students.


New Issue of the Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics Vol. 8, No. 1 Now Online

Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics (JEF) has recently published its latest issue Vol. 7, No. 1 at You are welcome review the Table of Contents here and visit the web site to read and download articles (open access).

Table of Contents:

Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics
Vol. 8, No. 1 (2014)

"Would I Have Been Better Off There?" Comparison, Need, and Conduciveness in Finnish Emigrant’s Account (pp. 3-22)
Ulrika Wolf-Knuts

Pilgrimage and Pilgrim Hierarchies in Vernacular Discourse: Comparative Notes from the Camino de Santiago and Glastonbury (pp. 23-52)
Tiina Sepp

Fasts and Feasts in Estonians’ Representations of the Seto Culture (pp. 53-73)
Andreas Kalkun