International Society for Ethnology and Folklore
SociГ©tГ© Internationale dВґEthnologie et de Folklore
SIEF is an international organization that facilitates and stimulates cooperation among scholars working within European Ethnology, Folklore Studies, Cultural Anthropology and adjoining fields. SIEF organizes large international congresses and smaller workshops. Read more about SIEF .
Fourteen thematical Working Groups are active within SIEF which organize their own congresses and workshops.
New Executive SIEF Board
The new board was chosen at General Assembly in GГ¶ttingen and consists of: Nevena Е krbiД‡ AlempijeviД‡, Sophie Elpers, Bernhard Tschofen, Robert Glenn Howard, Cyril Isnart, Ewa Klekot, Thomas A. McKean, Fabio Mugnaini, Marie Sandberg. Read about the new board members
Welcome to Santiago de Compostela: SIEF 2019
SIEF WG Migration & Mobility – Research Scholarships
Visit the SIEF Working Group Migration of Mobility webpage for all the details about these scholarships for postodoctoral researchers and PhD students.
SIEF2017: 13thВ SIEF Congress
The SIEF Congress in GГ¶ttingen is now over. We will add the keynote videos shortly. In the meantime you can still visit the congress site for panel/paper information.
SIEF2017 Prize Winner Lorenzo D’Orsi
The winner of the SIEF 2017 Young Scholar Prize is Lorenzo DвЂ™Orsi (1985), with his paper вЂњTrauma and the Politics of Memory of the Uruguayan Dictatorship. Read more .
SIEF Ethnological sensations
Two colleagues confide in us this week on SIEF’s Sensation Station: Nevena Skrbic Alempijevic (University of Zagreb, Croatia) tells us a story about political memory in Croatia and reminds us of the most important aspect of fieldwork: being there. Bernhard Tschofen (University of ZГјrich, Switzerland) speaks of alpine emotions and the sensation of revisiting an old research project and finding it open up to entirely new perspectives.
DГ©jГ Lu – Issue 5 – now published
Issue 5 of DГ©jГ Lu has now been published on the WCAA website, this is the biggest issue yet, with 42 articles from around the anthropological world. Please visit the WCAA website to view and download the issue.
New Master in Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies (Univ. of Tartu)
SIEF Statement In Support of Academics in Turkey
In two cabinet decrees issued in September and October 2016 within the context of the state of emergency rule, 68 signatories of the Peace Petition ( We will not be a party to this crime вЂ“ Academics for Peace, in January 2016) were deemed supporters of terrorism , dismissed from their posts and banned from public service. At least two of these are associated with SIEF and our sister organization AFS: YГјcel Demirer and Derya Keskin-Demirer, who frequently attend SIEF meetings. They were dismissed from their positions at Kocaeli University along with 37 other faculty members without a hearing or right to appeal the decision. They are among 3,613 academics dismissed by Turkish authorities in the last three months. Read more .
Brand new smart portal for ethnological sensations film series
Check out a new resource for teachers, students, and scholars of ethnology, folklore, and related fields – Sensation Station: We introduce a portal for ethnological sensations, categorized by theme (from Body, senses, emotions to Rituals and feasts , from Fieldwork to Museums and archives , and from Houses and homes to Migration and mobility , to name just a few). Take a look, try playing with it, and invite your students to do the same (it works on your smartphone too). View the new resource.
SIEF Working Groups
SIEF Working Group Space-lore and Place-lore
Call for Papers: Monuments and Memorial Sites in Changing Social-Political Contexts
Szeged, 21-24 November 2017
Faculty Conference Hall, University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts Szeged, Egyetem str. 2.
Ethnologia Europaea 47:1 New issue out now! Special issue: 50 Years ofВ Ethnologia EuropaeaВ – Readers’ Choice from Half a Century
On the occasion of the 50th year since the publication of the first issue of Ethnologia Europaea in 1967, this issue is dedicated to reflection on the past half-century. It presents five articles, one from each decade of the journal’s publication, on the one hand showcasing classic articles and on the other highlighting the shifts and re-orientations the journal has undergone along the way. These changes are addressed in the comments on each article by a wide range of scholars as well as in the overarching reflections on 50 years of Ethnologia Europaea by two of its former editors, Regina F. Bendix and Orvar LГ¶fgren.
Special issue editors: Marie Sandberg and Monique Scheer
View the table of contents
New Issue of Cultural Analysis is out!
National Competitive Festivals:
Formatting Dance Products and Forging Identities in Contemporary Kenya
Christian Ritter Klaus SchГ¶nbergerВ
Appropriating Global Media Content Through Camera Phone Videos in Everyday Life
A. AsbjГёrn JГёnВ
Green Jesus of Azeroth:
Hero Myths and Fan Based Perceptions of Similarities Between Jesus of Nazareth and the World of Warcraft’s ‘Thrall’
Download it here
University Departments and Programs in European Ethnology, Folklore Studies and (Europeanist) Anthropology