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Lecture and Documentary on Sikkim Culture by Debajit Sharma in May 29, 2015

On May 29, at 14. 15 (Ülikooli 16-214) Debajit Sharma (Gauhati University, Assam, India) will deliver a lecture titled "Reformulation of identity through folk traditions: reflections on fieldwork in Sikkim" and the documentary film is shown: "Bantawa Rai Culture of Sikkim".


Tule osale sügissemestril folkloristlike välitööde kursusel!

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2015/2016. õppeaastal toimub aine "Folkloristlikud välitööd" (FLKU.04.051; 6 EAP) esmakordselt koostöös Tartu Mänguasjamuuseumiga.

Seminaride toimumise aeg ja koht on 9. september - 18. november 2015, kolmapäeviti  kell 10-12, Ülikooli 16-215. Vastutav õppejõud: Merili Metsvahi.

Seminarides õpime, kuidas intervjueerida nii, et see oleks meeldiv kogemus ning annaks ka uusi teadmisi kultuurinähtuste kohta.


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


International Seminar "Folk on the Internet: Ideas and Directions" on June 9, 2015, in the Estonian Literary Museum

On June 9th, 2015, the Estonian Literary Museum will host an international seminar "Folk on the Internet: Ideas and directions". Among other participants several outstanding scholars of Internet culture from the United States will deliver presentations at the seminar: Lynne McNeill (Utah State University), Trevor Blank (State University of New York at Potsdam) and Rob Howard (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Seminar will be held in English.

Homepage of the seminar:


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. mai on magistritööde ja 25. mai bakalaureusetööde esitamise tähtaeg.


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.