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Conference on Folklore and Education

Krišjānis Barons' Conference is an annual academic forum organized by the Archives of Latvian Folklore, ILFA, UL. In 2019, the topic is "Folklore and Education" (Folklora un izglītība). Viewed from diverse perspectives, the place of traditional culture in formal and informal educational processes will be discussed.

There will be 18 researchers from various fields of humanities, social sciences and arts presenting their papers. Both historical and current issues will be analysed, including folklore as an ideological educational tool, folklore in textbooks, contribution of students and teachers in documenting traditions, teacher jokes, intangible heritage in education, challenges and methods of teaching folklore, etc.

The Conference programme (in Latvian) is available HERE.

The Conference will take place on October 30 and 31 at the Conference Centre of the National Library of Latvia (Mūkusalas iela 3, Rīga, on the -1 level). We welcome everyone who is interested in the links between folklore and education to attend the event.

The Conference is financed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia (basic budget sub-programme 05.04.00 "Krišjānis Barons’ Cabinet of Folksongs").

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