Events of the SIEF Working Group on Archives

UPCOMING EVENTS

A letter from Julie to Father Xmas, Oslo, Norway, sent in 1975. Photo: Line Grønstad
A letter from Julie to Father Xmas, Oslo, Norway, sent in 1975. Photo: Line Grønstad.

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 2021-2022. 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.

We are pleased to announce our first speaker, Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh och Jonny Dillon (National Folklore Collection, Dublin), who will present with a seminar titled "Folklore vocabularies, classification systems and digital publishing".
It will take place on November 15th, 6 PM (CET) on Zoom: click here for the link.

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.

 

PAST EVENTS

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 2019

Keeping 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


The Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference

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.


Towards Digital Folkloristics. Research
            Perspectives. Archival Praxis. Ethical Challenges
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

Archives, digital collections, on-line databases and the internet Everyone an archivist?

The role of participatory archives in creating cultural heritage

Visions and traditions: the production of knowledge at the tradition archives

Ethnographic archives: should we share or should we hide?


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