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A Lecture on Koryak Ethnopoetics by Dr. Alexander D. Kin on September 18, 2014

On Thursday, September 18, Dr. Alexander D. King (University of Aberdeeni, Scotland, UK) will give a lecture, titled "Explorations in Ethnopoetics", at the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu. The lecture will be dedicated to the analysis of Koryak folklore texts and it will take place in von Bock's Building (Ülikooli 16) room no. 215 at 12.15.

Alexander King (PhD. 2000, University of Virginia) was born and educated in the United States. He is a linguistic anthropologist and has been working with Koryak people in Kamchatka, Russia since 1995. Teaching at the University of Aberdeen since 2003, he is currently senior lecturer and head of department. His book, Living with Koryak Traditions: Playing with Culture in Siberia (2011, Nebraska) is an ethnography of speaking, analyzing the ways in which Koryak people talk about and use their traditions and culture in everyday life.


Meeting of the Academic Folklore Society on September 25, 2014

The meeting of the Academic Folklore Society will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 16.15 in the Estonian Literary Museum (Vanemuise 42). Tuulikki Kurki (Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland) will talk about Borders and Cultural Studies.

The presentation will be in English.

Everybody is welcome!

Organisers: Academic Folklore Society; Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu


A new course" The ethnography of the post-socialistic societies " in September 2014

A new course The ethnography of the post-socialistic societies FLKU.04.121,3 ECTC) can be taken as an optional course by all PhD and MA, BA students.

Dr. Alexandra Arkhipova (Russian State University for the Humanities) will give lectures from 12th September to 26th September 2014. The course takes place in Ülikooli 16-212. Everybody is welcome to attend!

Timetable: 1) Friday, Sept 12th, at 10.15 (Ülikooli 16-212)

The introduction lecture ("The Man, Who Brought the Rain with Him": Relationship between Informants and Anthropologists from Past to Present) will be devoted to a key moment in cultural anthropology: how we get the information for our research. This lecture suggests a short review of changing viewpoints about the rules for dealing with informants from 19th - 21st centuries.


Kutse: Akadeemilise Rahvaluule Seltsi kogumiskonverents 23. oktoobril 2014

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Välitöödele pühendatud ühepäevaseid eri erialade esindajaid ühendavad sügisesi Akadeemilise Rahvaluule Seltsi korraldatud konverentse on toimunud seni juba üheteistkümnel järjestikusel aastal. Selleaastane järjekorras 12. konverents kannab pealkirja "Kehalisus ja tunded välitööde kontekstis". Konverents toimub 23. oktoobril Eesti Kirjandusmuuseumi saalis (Vanemuise 42).


GSCSA Intensive graduate seminar "Truth and Proof: Thinking Historically with Carlo Ginzburg" in Tallinn University, September 19-20, 2014

Truth and Proof Thinking Historically with Carlo Ginzburg

September 19–20, 2014, Tallinn University
Graduate course of the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (2 ECTS credits)

This intensive seminar invites Ph.D. (and advanced M.A.) students in various fields of cultural research to discuss together with Prof. Carlo Ginzburg, one of the most original and influential historians of our time, the current issues of cultural history and culture studies. The seminar, consisting of lectures and discussions, addresses more specifically the complex relationship between truth and proof, both in historical and epistemological terms.


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