News, Information, etc . . .

The Millennium Watch Institute was founded in 1992 with the aim of serving as a clearing house for ideas of sudden global transformation. It follows prophetic literature from more than 1200 printed and electronic sources, and reviews some of this material in its newsletter. The collected material will be archived at the University of Pennsylvania's rare book collection.
Its founder is Ted Daniels, Ph.D., a folklorist and author (Millennialism: An International Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1992).
The newsletter is available by subscription from MWI PO Box 34021, Philadelphia, PA 19101-4021 USA or from the Institute's web site:

Ted Daniels, Ph. D.
Director, Millennium Watch Institute
PO Box 34021 Philadelphia,
PA 19101-4021 USA800/666-4694

Some information about the Baltic Studies Summer Institute-- it's part of what the University of Washington is doing to advance Baltic Studies in the USA. For more information about the University of Washington, which teaches Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian languages, students can write to Guntis Smidchens
The Fourth Baltic Studies Summer Institute will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago June 16 to August 8. 1997.
Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian languages will be offered. Intensive first year of each language in 8 weeks.
Cultural enrichment will consist of Baltic Culture (first 4 weeks) and Baltic History (second 4 weeks). There will also be a variety of guest lecturers from all over North America, an opportunity to live in downtown Chicago close to the ethnic communities and their museums, archives and cultural life, participation in various exciting events.
Students can enroll for language courses in Estonian or Latvian or Lithuanian (101 and 102) for credit in two parts of 4 credits each. Recipients of fellowships (for language study only) will be required to audit culture and/or history (3 credits each) as well to get an overview of the folklore, mythology, prehistory, literature and film and gain an understanding of the historical context of all three countries.
Language classes will run concurrently 4 hours a day 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Culture and History will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
Tuition is $118.- per credit plus a non-refundable registration fee of $30.-.
UIC Dormitory housing is available at $21.- a day. Sublets in the neighborhoods or youth hostel-type housing also available.
Fellowship applications require: grade transcripts, 2 recommendations and a letter describing reasons for study to be sent as soon as possible to:
Prof. Violeta Kelertas,
Endowed Chair of Lithuanian Studies,
Director BALSSI 1997,
Dept. of Slavic and Baltic Languages (m/c 306),
1610 University Hall,
University of Illinois at Chicago, 601 S. Morgan St.,
Chicago IL 60607-7112. USA
Telephone: (312) 996-4412 Fax (312) 996-0953
All inquiries regarding academic matters should also be addressed to the Director.
Brochures will be mailed out to those who request them and send their mailing address as soon as they become available.
Registration is being handled by the
Office of Continuing Education and Public Service (m/c 165),
1033 West Van Buren St., Suite 700N, Chicago IL 60607-2919.
A Fax-on-demand 800 number for registration will be in-place soon.
Fellowships will be decided early on, so don't delay, make your Baltic summer plans now!

The motif represents the
spring flowering of Acacia
, which became
the official Australian floral
emblem in 1992.

Australian Folklore

Journal Number 11,     July 1996
An issue commemorating Alan Scott (1930-1995)
and presented to Dal Stivens (b. 1911)

Australian Folklore is a journal of folklore studies, issued annually and prepared for the Australian Folklore Association Inc., being edited and published at the University of New England. It has the editorial policy of endeavouring to publish the work of as wide as possible a range of scholars, collectors and experts in both particular and general aspects of the vast field of Australian folkloric studies. Further, it welcomes for consideration both theoretical and field studies by scholars from around the world.

Alan Scott (1930-1995), TributesKeith McKenry, Mark Rummery
Dal Stivens (b. 1911): A neglected Australian FolkloristStephen Hooper and Peter Rainey
The Social Significance of Comic StripsDal Stivens
Jock Graham's 'secret' Folio of Old Left Song TextsBrad Tate
From Bush Yarns to Urban Legend. Bill Scott J. S. Ryan
Beyond Frontiers: A Review of Analytical Paradigms in Folklore StudiesPatrick Kagbeni Muana
The Celtic Imagination in Exile Martin Auster
Allah and the Spirit of the DeadIan McIntosh
European Progress - Mythologising the AborigineChristopher Ward
Life Lines: 19th Century Women s Letters and DiariesPatricia Clarke
Further Whitefella DreamingPeter Gilet
Australian Circus LanguageMark St. Leon
The Beautiful Dancing Ghost: Classical Ballet
in the Contemporary Australian Context
Keryn Carter
Big Red of DorrigoTom Keneally
Ethnicity Isn t the Only Thing. The Moe Folklife ProjectGwenda Bead Davey


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