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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.


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.


Seminar on South-Estonian Folklore and Ethnology on December 12th, 2014

Lõuna-Eesti keele- ja kultuuriuuringute keskus kutsub kõiki huvilisi lõunaeesti rahvaluulele ja etnoloogiale pühendatud seminarile HARALI PÄRIMUS TÜ peahoone (Ülikooli 18) auditooriumis 139 reedel, 12. detsembril 2014.

12.00–12.05     Seminari avamine
12.05–12.45     Kristin Kuutma: Pilk pärimusele teoreetilisest ja polemiseerivast vaatenurgast.
12.45–13.10     Katre Kikas: Viljandimaalaste kõnetamine: J. Hurt, M. J. Eisen ja kohalikud kogujad.
13.10–13.35     Andreas Kalkun: Fjodor Vanahundi ropud jutud. Jutuilmast ja muust.
13.35–14.00     Mari Sarv: Püha või patune: seksuaalsus regilauludes.
14.00–14.25     Taive Särg: Mulgi regiviisid tänapäeva muusikapildis.

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