In June, Visby will host the international conference Why folkloristics?
The aim of the conference is “to gather folklorists, ethnologists and other cultural researchers to a discussion about folkloristics current contributions to today’s development of knowledge in the cultural sciences. “Why Folkloristics! has two questions as its starting point: “To what do we need folkloristics?” and “What kinds of knowledge do folklorists claim to produce?””
Abstracts are already available on the website, showing a variety of interesting contributions to this timely topic.
Together with my colleague Fredrik Skott, I will present a paper about Digital vernacular practices and folkloristics.