Estonian–Hungarian Symposium

Current Research on Folk Culture

May 22-23, 2003

Estonian National Museum (9 J.Kuperjanovi, Tartu)


May 22, Thursday


10.00 Opening of the symposium

Éva Pócs: Charms against the evil eye: Hungarian charm-types between Eastern and Western Europe

Risto Järv: On some localised fairy tales – the problem of authenticity

Éva Mikos: Heroic epics in chapbooks in 19th century Hungary

Márta Rudasné Bajcsay: Appraisal of the documents of early folklore collections





Ülle Kärner: Sacred legends about St. Mary in South Eastern Estonia

Ilona Nagy: Apocryphal gospels and folklore

Ülo Valk: Assamese legends in their generic context


Lunch 13.15-14.45




Ferenc Pozsony: Ethnographical and anthropological researches among the Moldavian Csángós (Romania) [in Russian?]

Ágnes Hesz: Communication with the dead. Researches among the Csángós in Gyimes (Romania)

Eda Kalmre: Folklore about the seemingly dead and movement against premature burial in Estonia




16. 20

Judit Somogyvári: Life-history of village teachers during the Stalinistic era

Anita Bondár: Guestwork and changing gender roles. Women from Sic (Romania) working in  Budapest

Kristiina Ehin: Woman's changing identity in a folksong. Herstory in history



May 23, Friday



Siiri Erm: Cross in the belief of Estonian Swedes

Klára Gazda: The sacred blacksmith in Hungarian folklore

Richárd Nagy: How a plant becomes a medicine

Gábor Vargyas: Above and underneath – pure and impure: humans and houses among the bru in Central Vietnam


Coffee and snack/ visit to the permanent exhibition of the Estonian National Museum




Bertalan Andrásfalvy: Landscape changes in the Carpathian Basin due to land exploitation and other activities. Anthropogenetic ecological changes in the Carpathian Basin

Melika Kindel: Role of tourism in folklore

Edit Sági: Reception of the mass-tourism among the Saami reindeer-breeders in Finland /cancelled/

Art Leete: Northern peoples’ resistance against the Soviets during the 1920-40s