Conference “International Folkloristics” in honour of Professor Ülo Valk's 60th birthday


“International Folkloristics”

Conference in honour of Professor Ülo Valk's 60th birthday

on 23 September 2022

(Ülikooli 16-212, Tartu, and Zoom)

14:00 Opening words


Regina Bendix                               The Devil at Sixty?

Lina Būgienė                                 Lithuanian Folklore: A National Discipline in an International Context or Vice Versa?

Dace Bula                                     Interpreting Metaphors of Folklore

15:15 break


Pertti Anttonen                             How Folkloristics Is and Is Not International in Finland

Camilla Asplund Ingemark          'Climate Change Is The Biggest Lie in the World': Nordic Climate Change Sceptics as Part of a Global Movement

Lotte Tarkka                                National and Transnational Folklore – The Kalevala, Cultural Appropriation and Identity Politics

16:30 Conclusion


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More information: Liilia Laaneman-Nekoliak (+ 372 737 5304,

The conference is supported by University of Tartu, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Academic Folklore Society, Estonian Society for the Study of Religions.

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