Events of the SIEF Working Group on Archives
Online Webinar Series in Partnership With SAMLA
The SIEF Working Group on Archives has partnered with SAMLA to organize a series of online webinars during the academic year of 2022-2023. The first main theme of this year's webinars will be various ethnographic thesauri used to describe materials in tradition archives. The second theme will focus on folklore archives education, which will present the opportunity to discuss the content and format of courses on folklore archives taught around the world, share experiences, and discuss innovative approaches to teaching such courses.
SAMLA is an infrastructure project aiming to digitalize all the main ethnological and folkloristic archives in Norway, and provide a one-door solution to accessing the material. SAMLA unites three tradition archives: the Folklore Archives at the University of Oslo, the Norwegian Ethnological Research at the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, and the Ethno-Folkloristic Archives at the University of Bergen.
Online Webinar Series in Partnership With SAMLA
Recordings of past webinars are available here.
Folklore Archive Webinars - May 2023
Siv Gøril Brandtzæg
From tradition to tablet: Constructing a database of Norwegian skilling ballads
Folklore Archives Webinars - March 2023
Katherine Borland & Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth
The University Folklore Archives: Institutional or Community Resource?
Folklore Archives Webinars - February 2023
Community-Centered Models for Musical Folklore Projects:
The Kiselgof-Makonovetsky Digital Manuscript Project and the Klezmer Archive Project
Folklore Archives Webinars - January 2023
Festivals as Teaching Tools for Folklore Archives
Folklore Archives Webinars - December 2022
Dr. Ioannis Karachristos & Dr. Paraskevas Potiropoulos
Traditional Folklore archives in the Digital era. Curation and documentation, challenges and prospects in the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre Archive
Folklore Archives Webinars - Novemeber 2022
Mari Sarv & Kati Kallio
Towards a lab of folklore texts: explorations on Finnic oral poetry
Folklore Archives Webinars - May 2022
Professor, Dept of Scandinavian and the Program in Folklore
University of California, Berkeley
"Multilingual Search and Challenges for the Archive in the 21st Century: Lessons from ISEBEL"
Folklore Archives Webinars - April 2022
Presentation by Elija Stark, (Docent, Development manager, Finnish Literature Society), entitled:
"From genre analysis to examination of everyday narratives. A short history of the vocabulary" uses in the Folklore archives of the Finnish Literature Society
ARCHIVES, ACCESS, ETHICS AND FRAUD
Quod oculus non videt, cor non dolet?
A SIEF Archives Working Group Conference
Amsterdam, October 21 – 23, 2020
Organised by: Meertens Instituut, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Event is cancelled and theme is moved to SIEF2021 as a work group panel
Panels at SIEF2019 14th Congress, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 14-17 April 2019Keeping track of your field data; convenors Maryna Chernyavska and Kelly Fitzgerald
Participatory Archives in a Transforming World; convenors Sanita Reinsone and Ave Goršič
17–19 October 2018 conference History, Memory, and Archives: Sensitive Issues took place in Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius
Conference was dedicated to the Centenary of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland. For more information, click here
7th March to 9th March 2018 The Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference took place in University of Helsinki, Finland. Conference was looking to extend the scope of digital humanities research covered, both into new areas, as well as beyond the Nordic and Baltic countries.
There was an archives panel within the conference - for more details, see here.
For more information, please visit conference website.
In September 14–16, 2016, the conference “Towards Digital Folkloristics. Research Perspectives. Archival Praxis. Ethical Challenges” took place in Riga, Latvia. The conference was devoted to the rapidly evolving field of digital folkloristics with a particular focus on tradition archives dealing with information technology.
For further information, please visit the conference website.
The Network of Nordic and Baltic Tradition Archives took place in Copenhagen, August 18, 2015 at the Dansk Folkemindesamling (The Danish Folklore Archives), Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The Royal Library).
Panels at SIEF2015 12th Congress: Zagreb, Croatia
The first meeting and seminar of the Network of Nordic and Baltic Tradition Archives took place in Oslo, Lysebu, April 13-15, 2015.
The Role of Archives in the Circulation
Chain of Traditions
Founding panel at the 11th international SIEF congress, Tartu, July 2013