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SIEF Presents Short Film: "What Do Ethnologists Do?"

Thursday, October 26, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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Encouraged by the popularity of their film "What is European Ethnology?", the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) has decided to tackle another frequently raised question: what do ethnologists do?

"What do ethnologists do?" is the title of SIEF’s newest video, three and a half minutes long, filmed and produced by Áslaug Einarsdóttir in 2017 during the Göttingen conference. In the film, a number of SIEF members share their views of the potential for 'E&F ways’ of thinking and researching to open up, of what distinguishes ethnology from other disciplines, and of what ethnologists can actually do to tackle the challenges of the contemporary world.

To watch the short film, visit

The International Society for Ethnology and Folklore—SIEF—is a pluridisciplinary organization centered in the twin fields of ethnology and folklore (E&F) in their various denominations, within the larger family of anthropological and cultural-historical disciplines. To learn more about SIEF, visit their website ( or Facebook page (

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