The Virtual Library of Social and Cultural Anthropology is a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and based at the Humboldt University Library of Berlin which is responsible for the Special Subject Collections "General and Comparative Folkore Studies" and "General and Comparative Social Anthropology". It provides tools for the research of folkloristic and anthropological information. It was launched in 2003 and is continuously being extended.
H-Folk supports international conversation on research, teaching, policy, and historiography in the fields of folklore and ethnology.
Please help us spread the word! The University of Tartu (UT) is accepting applications for the new English-language master’s programme, “Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies”. The application deadline for fall semester 2017 is 29 June 2017. This summer intake is open for EU/EEA nationals, i.e. citizens of countries that are in the European Union or in the European Economic Area.
a new book has been published which hopefully will be of interest to some readers of this list:
Jürgen Beyer, Lay prophets in Lutheran Europe (c. 1550–1700) [Brill’s series in church history and religious culture; 74] (Leyden & Boston: Brill, 2017) (XIII, 474 pp.).
Call for Submissions—Deadline July 31, 2017
Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize
American Folklore Society, Women’s Section
The Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society awards an annual professional prize in honor of pioneering scholar Elli Köngäs-Maranda. The prize recognizes exemplary or innovative work on women’s traditional, vernacular, or local culture and/or feminist theory and folklore.
Heidelberg University welcomes applications for its 2-year Master Programme in Transcultural Studies. Across disciplines and national borders, students from around the globe can explore the dynamics of cultural exchanges. The emphasis lies on Asian, predominantly East and South Asian, and European cultures.