Conference Discusses Finnic Minority Languages and Cultures
The conference “Finnic Languages, Cultures, and Genius Loci” to be held on March 7th–8th, 2013, in the University of Tartu is dedicated to the 75th birthday of Tiit-Rein Viitso, professor emeritus of Finnic languages at the University of Tartu.
The aim of this conference is to enliven discussion between the researchers of various disciplines and to introduce recent research results on the history as well as on the present situation of the Finnic languages and cultures. The conference will focus, alongside with language, on the cultural history of Finnic peoples reflected in different folklore genres, social processes, and artefacts of material culture that have been documented in the course of more than a century.
The conference is dedicated to Tiit-Rein Viitso, professor emeritus of Finnic languages at the University of Tartu, who will celebrate his 75th birthday on March 4, 2013. Professor Tiit-Rein Viitso has studied many languages of the world, but the history of Finnic languages has been and still is the central topic among his scholarly interests.
See the program.
Additional information: Eva Saar, secretary of the conference, phone: (+372) 5568 0398 e-mail: eva.saar [ät] ut.ee.