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Seminar and Lectures by Professor Charles L. Briggs on April 20-24, 2015

Professor Charles L. Briggs (University of California, Berkeley) will deliver a seminar and two lectures at the University of Tartu in April 2015.

On Monday, April 20, his Seminar on Fieldwork Methodology will start at 16.15.Location of the seminar is in Von Bock's Building (Ülikooli 16) room no. 215.

On Tuesday, April 21, he will deliver a lecture titled "Rethinking Folkloristic Perspectives on Contemporary Health: Towards a Poetics of Pandemics" at 12.15 in Von Bock's Building (Ülikooli 16) room no. 212.

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Lecture by Dr Sandis Laime on Latvian Folk Belief on April 27, 2015

On April 27 at 12.15 Dr Sandis Laime (Latvian Folklore Archives, Riga) will deliver the lecture "Raganas (night witches) in Latvian folk belief".

The lecture will be held at 12.15 in at the Department of Scandinavistics in Ülikooli 17 (Paabel) room no. 322.

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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 http://www.jef.ee/index.php/journal/issue/view/15. 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)

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

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Lecture by Dr Dmitriy Antonov on Russian demonology on April 20, 2015

On April 20 at 12.15 Dr Dmitriy Antonov (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow) will deliver the lecture "Demons and Spirits: Old Russian Demonology between Booklore and Folklore".

The lecture will be held at 12.15 in Ülikooli 17 (Paabel) room no. 322.

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Dates for Defences of BA and MA theses at the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore in Spring Semester 2015

Eesti ja võrdleva rahvaluule osakonnas toimuvad magistritööde kaitsmised 2. juunil algusega kell 10.15 ja bakalaureusetööde kaitsmised 4. juunil algusega kell 10.15. Kaitsmised toimuvad von Bocki õppehoones (Ülikooli 16-212). Lõputööd tuleb osakonda esitada nii köidetud väljatrükina kui ka PDF-vormingus failina: 22.maiks magistritööde  ja 25. maiks bakalaureusetööde esitamise tähtaeg.

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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.

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