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Media, Folklore and
Baltic Institute of Folklore|
Department of Folklore of the
Institute of Estonian Language
Estonian Folklore Archives
NOVEMBER 13th-16th, 1997
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
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:
- The title of the presentation.
- Name(s) and institutional affiliation of all authors. Underline the name of the
- An abstract of no more than 250 words to be included in the program book
- 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.
- 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
The seminar will cover the following areas:
- Changes in folklore and mythology.
- Media and local tradition.
- Integrating Internet in folkloristics.
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.
Single: 30 USD
Single: 14 USD
Double: 10 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.
The official language of the seminar will be English.
The Second Announcement including detailed information for the Programs,
Registration and Hotel Accommodation will be posted in June.
5th Seminar on Media, Folklore and Mythology
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