Call for Participants: Folklore expeditions to Romania and Moldova

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Folklore Expeditions to Romania and Moldova


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Space is available for students and other volunteers on folklore expeditions to Romania and Moldova:


  • an expedition to document traditional New Year Malanca folk drama in Moldova
  • a study of the role of folk healers and other people with magical powers in rural Suceava County, Romania


These trips are led by qualified scholars with years of experience leading expeditions and conducting field work.  Students and enthusiasts join in the work of the expedition – conducting interviews,  making video and audio recordings, serving as attentive audiences and helping to process the collected field materials.  Team members live in the village, where they experience local customs, language and food at first hand.  Knowledge of Romanian is helpful, but not required.


Volunteers pay a fee which covers their accommodations, food and transportation during the expedition, plus a share of the general expedition expenses.   College credit through students’ home institutions can be arranged in many cases.


For more information on these and other expeditions planned in 2019, please visit       or email         info@russianfolklorefriends




Sponsored by American Friends of Russian Folklore,
a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and a 501(c)(3) organization.
AFRF has connected Western volunteers to East European scholars for more than a decade.