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Serbian Folklore Summer School
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7/7/2013 to 7/20/2013
When: 7/7/2013
Where: University of Novi Sad
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Serbian Folklore Summer School

Organized by The Centre for Folklore Research at the University of Novi Sad and the Homeland Museum in Knjaževac

July 7–20, 2013

Topic: Plants and Herbs in Serbian Folklore and Folk Literature

Course description:

1. Theoretical part (venue: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad; 25 classes). Introduction to traditional culture; herb codes in traditional culture; meanings and functions of selected types of herbs and plants in traditional Serbian culture; basics of field research (techniques and methods)

2. Field research (venue: Stara planina, Knjaževac; 7 days). Applying acquired theoretical knowledge in practice: discussions with invited informants, field trips to Stara planina (use of herbs in magic and rituals, introduction to traditional phytotherapy, identifying and collecting specific types of herbs, floral ornaments on clothes, folk food and drink)

The summer school is worth 10 ECTS credits. 
Courses will be taught in Serbian and English.

Price: 850 € (in RSD)
. The price includes tuition, field activities and field trip, tickets for museums and archeological excavations, accommodation and food. 
All participants are expected to pay their own travel costs.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2013. 

When applying, send a motivation letter (up to 1000 characters) and a short CV in Serbian or English at the mail address

Number of accepted applicants is limited (30).

Final list of participants: June 1, 2013

All interested applicants from Serbia and abroad can apply.
 Preference will be given to students (at BA, MA and PhD levels) from the following fields: literature, linguistics, ethnology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, history, turismology, botanics, biology, ethnobotanics, phytopharmacy and similar disciplines.
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