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Media, Folklore and Mythology

Baltic Institute of Folklore
Department of Folklore of the
Institute of Estonian Language
Estonian Folklore Archives
NOVEMBER 13th-16th, 1997



The 5th Seminar on Folk Belief and Culture is organised by the Department of Folk Religion and Narrative Research of the Institute of Estonian Language and the Baltic Institute of Folklore. Previous seminars on folk belief were held in Lohusalu (1991), Värska (1992), Kurgjärve (1993) and Tartu (1995).

Call for papers

The program committee invites you to send printed and typed abstracts to the Seminar Secretariat by mail, fax or electronic mail with:

  1. The title of the presentation.
  2. Name(s) and institutional affiliation of all authors. Underline the name of the presenting author
  3. An abstract of no more than 250 words to be included in the program book
  4. The type of presentation: paper or poster. Paper presentation is limited to 30 minutes including 10 minutes for discussion. Both paper and poster presentations will be grouped by topics.
  5. All technical equipment which you need during the presentation (overhead-projector, computer, recorder, video, etc.)

The deadline for the registration form is AUGUST 1, 1997, for the receipt of abstracts it is SEPTEMBER 1, 1997, decisions are announced in September, 1997.


The seminar will cover the following areas:
  1. Changes in folklore and mythology.
  2. Media and local tradition.
  3. Integrating Internet in folkloristics.

Cultural program
Field trip (Rõuge parish)
Evenings with musicians and sauna


Rooms have been reserved in a hotel and in a student dormitory within walking distance from the seminar venue in Tartu. The seminar will conclude in Järveküla, a small village near Tartu. All accommodation prices are in US dollars and include taxes.

Uppsala House
Single: 30 USD

     Student Village
Single: 14 USD
Double: 10 USD
40 USD
(meal and accommodation)


Tartu is a typical university and student town, with a population of 110,000. It is situated in southern Estonia, 185 kms from Tallinn. All its major undertakings are related to the center of the Estonian academic life - the University of Tartu, which was originally established in 1632 by Gustav II Adolph of Sweden.

Seminar language

The official language of the seminar will be English.

Second announcement

The Second Announcement including detailed information for the Programs, Registration and Hotel Accommodation will be posted in June.

Seminar secretariat
5th Seminar on Media, Folklore and Mythology
Folklore Department
Vanemuise 42
EE2400 Tartu
Tel: 372-7-420370
Fax: 372-7-420426
Seminar board
Mare Kõiva
Kristin Kuutma
Aado Lintrop
Marju Kõivupuu
Anzori Barkalaja

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