Linnean Folklore Rediscovered.

Dear Historical Geography Scholars,

You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of decoded Italian Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. This tells us something about human geographical connections in Europe over the past centuries. 

Linnaean Folklore Rediscovered in the Med.

Dear Maritime History Scholars,

You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of a Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. This tell us something about the maritime geographical connections in the Mediterranean over the past centuries, as the manuscript originates from Ischia. 

Folklore of Medieval Women.

Dear Women Scholars,

You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. The manuscript was written by women for women, as it concerns issues such as attraction, seduction, pregnancy, labour complications, childbirth, parenting, illness and so on. 

ANN: The Emotions Behind Linnaean Folklore

Dear History of Emotions Scholars,

You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of decoded Italian Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. This particular manuscript page is focussed on avoidance of ageing - that emotive subject that still persists. 

Kyoto Lectures: Lurie on Variant Accounts in Early Japanese Mythology, June 4 at 6PM

Dear colleagues,

David Lurie will be the next speaker of the Kyoto Lectures, jointly organized by EFEO and ISEAS, and co-hosted by the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University.

As always, Kyoto Lectures are free and open to all. Please note that this talk will be held at the Kyoto centre of the École Française d’Extrême-Orient.

Best,
Roberta Strippoli
(Binghamton University, SUNY)

RMN Newsletter double-issue available and our site has moved

RMN Newsletter, the international, multidisciplinary journal published by Folklore Studies of the University of Helsinki has just moved to a new URL,  and the current double issue is now available.  This issue's table of contents is listed below, and the whole issue is available open-access at:

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