International Society for Ethnology and Folklore

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The International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (French: Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore or SIEF) is a professional association of scholars in the fields of ethnology, folklore studies, and cultural anthropology based in Amsterdam at the Meertens Institute. The goal of SIEF is to create professional networks between its scholars and their institutes and to stimulate research in general. To accomplish that every two years an international scholarly congress is organised[1] and a General Assembly is held. Within its framework various special interest working groups are active: on cultural heritage, religion, rituality, cultural analysis, etc.

The organisation was established in 1964 in Athens based on an earlier Commission des Arts et Traditions Populaires (CIAP) founded in 1928 at the 'Congrès International des Arts Populaires' in Prague under the auspices of the League of Nations. The current president of SIEF is Nevena Škrbić Alempijević (Croatia). The membership of the society was during the last years around 800 members.

SIEF is associated with the American Folklore Society (AFS) and the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA). The society is a member of the World Council of Anthropological Associations.[2]

Academic journalsEdit

SIEF has two scholarly journals, Ethnologia Europaea[3] and Cultural Analysis,[4] in addition to the SIEF Newsletter. All three publications are biannual.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Congresses". International Society for Ethnology and Folklore. Retrieved 24 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Members descriptions". World Council of Anthropological Associations. Retrieved 24 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Publications". International Society for Ethnology and Folklore. Retrieved 24 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "About Cultural Analysis". Cultural Analysis. Retrieved 24 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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