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PREEF Folklore Expeditions: Call for Participants 0 J. Rouhier-Willoughby Fieldwork Opportunities in Slavic, Folklore, Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology Scholarship and Internship Deadline Approaching Students and scholars in Slavic studies, folklore, ethnomusicology and cultural anthropology have until January 31, 2020 to apply for scholarships and internships for PREEEF programs in Russia, Siberia and Kazakhstan. The scholarship amount of $2000 supports participation in a folklore-collecting expedition led by a qualified Russian or Kazakh scholar. These expeditions are opportunities to establish international scholarly ties, improve language skills, and learn fieldwork techniques while conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, serving as audiences and processing collected field materials.  Expedition teams are immersed in local customs, language and food. Fluency in the local language is helpful, but not required. The unpaid internship offers inexpensive housing in Moscow in exchange for 4-6 weeks with the Gorky Institute of World Literature, editing rough English translations of articles by Institute scholars. Interns acquire practical experience in scholarly publishing and receive guidance from IMLI staff for any personal research they wish to carry out in Moscow. Internships are offered only to PREEEF folklore expedition participants. Participation in expeditions is also open to volunteers.  Volunteers pay a fee which covers their accommodations, food and transportation during the expedition, plus a share of the team expenses.  Upcoming Folklore Expeditions: The Funeral of Stroma (rain-making ritual).  Nizhnii-Novgorod oblast. June 8-20           Dr. Yelena Minyonok, Gorky Institute of World Literature Okunevo – place of power (new-age spirituality in a traditional village).  Omsk oblast. July 1-10           Dr. Tatiana Saveljeva, Chelyabinsk State University  Legends, songs and holy springs (Russian folklore).  Altai Republic. July 10-23          Dr. Alevtina Tsvetkova,  Pavlodar State University (Kazakhstan) Where cultures meet  (Russian and Altain folklore).   Altai Republic. July 1-12           Dr. Yelena Minyonok, Gorky Institute of World Literature Manpupuner – Mountain of Idols (ancient site, contemporary beliefs), Sverdlovsk oblast. August 1-8         Dr. Tatiana Saveljeva, Chelyabinsk State University  Russian Old Believer folklore, Honey Savior festival.  East Kazakhstan. August 9-19       Dr. Alevtina Tsvetkova,  Pavlodar State University (Kazakhstan) Settling Siberia - folklore of Ukrainian and Belarusian settlers of Siberia.  Irkutsk oblast. Aug 21–Sep 4     Dr. Yelena Minyonok, Gorky Institute of World Literature Details:   All expeditions sponsored by Partnership for Russian, Eurasian and East European Folklore (PREEEF), formerly known as American Friends of Russian Folklore (AFRF) AFRF/PREEEF is an American 501(c)(3) organization now in its twelfth year supporting research in rural Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
by J. Rouhier-Willoughby
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Anyone Interested in Collaborative Work on 007? 0 B. Sheridan Hello; I'm a Communication professor at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA and a life-long James Bond fan (I'm 54). The dream would be to write a "academic" book on 007 and folklore/mythology. The book "Superman in Myth and Folklore" by Daniel Peretti ( convinced me such a work would be possible. I couldn't do it by myself in that I am not a folklorist - I'm a journalist who teaches communication, film and social media classes. My collection has dozens of Bond books, articles, artifacts, memorabilia and I'm involved with the active Bond online community.   Please reach out to me if there is a possibility you might be interested. I think it would be fun.  Thank you!!! Brian
by B. Sheridan
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Ethnographic hypermedia material uploads???? 2 M. Hale Matthew,Those are beautiful guitars and they sound great. Thanks for providing the links. All the best in your research!Erik Aasland
by E. Aasland
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Folklore of Folklorists 5 T. Blank I have folklore exam parodies from IU I can share with you.
by S. Bronner
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Folklore and the Ethnosurvey 1 D. Lattanzi Shutika Hi Debra,   I don't know how I missed your presentation at Nashville. I am very interested in combining ethnography and quantitative analysis. I am doing dissertation field research in Kazakhstan on proverbs. For the first phase of my research I carried out a survey to determine commonly known proverbs among first and second year students at Almaty Polytechnical University. I took the datat and compared median and mean, calculated the standard deviation, as well as determining the t-test value, in order to evaluate whether the surveyed group functioned as a speech community. With thequantitative work done, I have moved on to using qualitative methods. In particular, I am carrying out ethnographic interviews and having students reenact well known proverbs, so that I can better understand their performative meaning and significance. Erik Aasland Ph.D. Candidate at Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies
by E. Aasland
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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