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The Ritual Year Seasonal Webinars

The Ritual Year WG Seasonal Webinars are organized at the initiative of the RY Board members and with the technical support of the Estonian Literary Museum and the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (Tartu).

The webinars are planned to take place once every season.

The link to the upcoming webinar will be available prior to the event. The date and time will be announced. For additional information, please contact the Webinar Series Coordinator Irina Stahl, WG's Secretary, at ritualyear(at)siefhome.org


Ritual Year Spring-Summer 2021 Seasonal Webinar (26 May 2021)

Our fifth e-meeting focused on the Midsummer celebration.

Our three speakers, Tiziana Soverino, Terry Gunnell and Georgi Mishev presented old and new traditions from the Nordic countries, Ireland and Bulgaria.

The meeting was moderated by Irina Sedakova, our Chair.


Ritual Year Spring 2021 Seasonal Webinar, special edition (5 April 2021)

Anna Muradova (PhD, Independent Researcher, Tbilisi, Georgia) was the invited guest of our fourth e-meeting. The speaker introduced us to the works of the first Russian specialist in Celtic Studies, Ekaterina Balobanova (1847-1927), giving a detailed account of her fascinating travels to Bretagne, in the 1860s. Little known, Balabanova's works have recently been rediscovered in France, where her travel accounts have been translated to Breton by Anna Muradova and are expected to be published soon.

The meeting was moderated by Irina Sedakova, our Chair, and Mare Kõiva.


Ritual Year Winter 2021 Seasonal Webinar (1 February 2021)

Our third e-meeting focused on several celebrations that occur at the beginning of the calendric year: St.Brigit's Day and the Festival of Imbolc, carnivals in Ecuador and the Epiphany. Our three speakers were Jenny Butler, Tobias Boos and Irina Sedakova.

The meeting was moderated by Irina Stahl, our Secretary, and Mare Kõiva.


Ritual Year Winter 2020 Seasonal Webinar, special Christmas edition (23 December 2020)

Our second e-meeting was a special Christmas event during which five speakers from all over the world (Marlene Hugoson, Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, Anamaria Iuga, Lucy M.Long and Laurent Fournier), tempted us with the taste of their knowledge regarding various Christmas dishes and deserts.

The meeting was moderated by Irina Sedakova, our Chair, and Mare Kõiva.


Ritual Year Autumn 2020 Seasonal Webinar (15 October 2020)

The first e-meeting was opened by our WG’s Founder and Honorary Chair, Emily Lyle. Her speech was followed by one given by Mare Kõiva, the e-Host, and Laurent S. Fournier, the WG’s Co-Chair.

The meeting was moderated by Irina Sedakova, our Chair, and Mare Kõiva.