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Conference of Young Ethnologists and Folklorists

Traditional conference for young ethnologists and folklorists “Young Voices” takes place on April 21 in the Estonian National Museum and on April 22 in the Estonian Literary Museum.

April 21, ESTONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM (J. Kuperjanovi 9, Tartu)
Opening words.
Piret Koosa. “Sometimes you have to prove that you are not a crocodile”: a Protestant congregation in a Komi village.
Jaanika Jaanits. Кöсъя висьтавны нимöс: an attempt to understand the cultural practices of the young Komi.
Venyamin Murzin. About the history of Southern (ar-)Udmurts (up until 1557).
Ekaterina Chirkova. Charms and the relevant practices among the Northern Udmurts today (based on an interview with a female informant).
Terje Toomistu. The meaning of Soviet symbols perceived by young Estonians and Russians.
Eva-Liisa Roht. Communication problems and the joy of knowing. An insight in the communication between the Estonian Roma people and the dominant society, through the self-presentation of the Roma.
Age Kristel Kartau. Epiphanies and religion upon the introduction of Thai massage in Estonia.
Kailash Dutta. Ethnicity and Festival: A comparative study of Seto Kingdom Day festival, Estonia and Torachira Bihu Festival, India.
Helleka Koppel. Construction of local identity in Ruhnu.
Kati Taal. When a researcher becomes a practitioner: possibilities for the application of folkloristics in the cultural management of Põlva County.
Tiina Jaksman. Graveyard as a mirror of society: a French case.

April 22, ESTONIAN LITERARY MUSEUM (Vanemuise 42, Tartu)
9.30 Registration
Kristin Vaik. About the opening and concluding formula in Estonian fairy tales and the relevant research.
Kaisa Kulasalu. Pride comes before a fall: the world of wishes in the story about a fisherman and his greedy wife (ATU 555).
Margaret Lyngdoh. The Vanishing Hitchhiker among the taxi drivers in
Moon Meier. The worldview and narration ethics of András Bereczi, a Hungarian story-teller.
Inge Annom. The stories of the Roma in Lutsi.
13.00 Presentation of Pro Folkloristica 15
Toms Ķencis. How to write a disciplinary history.
Aare Tool. Varying modes in Seto folk songs, based on an acoustic analysis.
Matej Goršič. Näkemykseni Iso tammi-runon ja merestä nousseen tammenkaatajan alkuperästä.
Liisi Laanemets. About the preservation of the Seto (leelo)tradition, in the case of the Seto choir Sõsarõ operating in Tallinn and Harju County.
Reeli Reinaus. The second coming of the web-baby. Insights in the two web-baby projects.
Liis Reha. Representation of the Kolga Manor by way of ghost narratives.
Carolina Pihelgas. From folklore to literature: metamorphoses of dog-headed monsters in Estonian poetry.
Poster presentation:
Kaisa Sammelselg. A glance at sacred places.

Ave Tupits, researcher in the Estonian Folklore Archives,

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