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The 10th international Folklore Fellows’ Summer School: The Violence of Traditions and the Traditions of Violence

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The Violence of Traditions and the Traditions of Violence. The 10th international Folklore Fellows’ Summer School will be arranged online, on 7–18 June 2021 (edited). Daily keynote lectures given by international and Finnish specialists on folklore and cultural studies of violence are open to all interested! The summer school is hosted by the School of Humanities at the University of Eastern Finland. Welcome!


Keynote presentations

7 June at 2 pm

Niina Hämäläinen, Executive Director, the Kalevala Society, Helsinki, Finland and

Lotte Tarkka, Professor of Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland: 

#KalevalaToo. Heritage, Harassment and the Epic Heroine

7 June at 8 pm

Charles L. Briggs, Alan Dundes Distinguished Professor of Folklore and Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, USA:
When Violence Moves across Species

8 June at 2 pm

Sadhana Naithani, Professor, Centre of German Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India:
Wildly Ours 3.0: Tradition, Violence, Animals and Human

8 June at 8 pm

Stein R. Mathisen, Professor, Department of Tourism and Northern Studies. UiT The Arctic University of Norway: Northern Colonialities and Violences from a Narrative Perspective

9 June at 2 pm

Terry Gunnell, Professor in Folkloristics, University of Iceland, Reykjavik:
The Violence of the Mask: From Greek Tragedy to the Avatar

9 June at 8 pm

Regina Bendix, Professor of European Ethnology, Institute for Cultural Anthropology / European Ethnology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany:
The Briefest of Wars and Its Long Aftermath: 1967 through the Prism of Personal Narrative

10 June at 2 pm

Valdimar Hafstein, Professor of Folkloristics/Ethnology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik:
Wrestling with Tradition: Masculinity, Modernity, and Heritage in Icelandic Glíma Wrestling

10 June at 8 pm

Neill Martin, Senior Lecturer, Head of Department, Celtic and Scottish Studies / Director, European Ethnological Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom:
More Than a Game: Seasonal Handball in Scotland

11 June at 2 pm

Nona Shahnazarian, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia:
Ethnic Violence and Rescue Stories: Case-Studies from Post-Communist Hate Speech and Armed Conflicts

The link to participation will be sent to all registered by email.

More information will be updated on the Folklore Fellows web site:

For further information, please contact Professor Pertti Anttonen, email or course secretary Sonja Mutanen, email