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AFS/SIEF Present Joint Panel at 2017 AFS Annual Meeting

Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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As part of the ongoing sister society collaboration between the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) and the American Folklore Society, representatives from the two societies will present a joint panel at the AFS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Friday, October 20

8:00am–10:00am

04-02: "Fake News III: Figures of Division in European Politics"
Ballroom 4
Chair: Dorothy Noyes (The Ohio State University)

“The Polish Plumber and the Faceless Bureaucrat: Bogeys and Attributions of Belief in European Union Politics”
Dorothy Noyes (The Ohio State University)

“Folklore Applied, or the Making of the President in Belarus”
Anastasiya Astapova (University of Tartu)

“Beyond the Café/Pub Split: Vernacular Narrative Practice Concerning the ‘Refugee Crisis’ in the Post-Truth Czech Republic”
Petr Janeček (Charles University, Prague)

Discussant: Elo-Hanna Seljamaa (University of Tartu)

This panel is third in a four-part series on "Fake News" sponsored by the AFS New Directions in Folklore Section. 

In advance of the Annual Meeting, you can get to know two of the SIEF participants in the joint session, Petr Janeček and Elo-Hanna Seljamaa, by watching the newest Ethnological Sensations films that are online now:

  • Petr Janeček (Charles University, Prague) found his way to Ethnology through a story his grandmother told him when he was ten.
  • Elo-Hanna Seljamaa (University of Tartu) is fascinated by tools that Ethnology and Folklore Studies offer to go beyond facades and stereotypes.

To watch other videos in SIEF’s Ethnological Sensations series, visit: https://www.siefhome.org/videos/ethno_sensations.shtml.

For more information about the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, please visit the SIEF website.



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