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H-Folk: H-Net Network on Folklore

— Posted on 27th September 2013

H-Net proudly announces its newest addition to its family of over 180 discussion networks—H-Folk—in cooperation with The American Folklore Society, The Folklore Society of Great Britain, The Folklore Studies Association of Canada, the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, the National Folklore Support Centre [India], and the Société internationale d’ethnologie et de folklore.

H-Folk has been created to foster better international communication among folklorists and to increase scholarly dialogue in the field. H-Folk encourages discussions of research, teaching, policy, and historiography in the fields of folklore and ethnology. In addition, H-Folk welcomes news of major conferences, calls for papers, announcements of fellowship and research opportunities, and links to organization websites. H-Folk also supports the exchange of ideas and information with scholars on related H-Net networks. Finally, H-Folk disseminates information about its six sponsoring organizations. It is a network developed in conjunction with all these organizations, although it is open for all to join.

The H-Folk resources list contains information about these organizations. Suggestions for additional resources are welcome; please email the editors.

The goals of H-Net lists are to enable scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to share information on online resources; to test new ideas and share comments on the literature in their fields; to publish quality reviews in many fields; and to support academe through publication of the JobGuide. All network messages are permanently archived and searchable.

Like all H-Net lists, H-Folk is moderated to edit out material that, in the editors’ opinion, is not germane to the list, involves technical matters (such as subscription management requests), is inflammatory, or violates the evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette. H-Net’s procedure for resolving disputes over list editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.20 of our bylaws.  Logs and more information can also be located at: http://www.h-net.org/~folk.

Editorial board

Lead Editor

  • Ergo-Hart Västrik, Director, Estonian Folklore Archives of the Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia

Additional Editors

  • Ülo Valk, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
  • Timothy Lloyd, Executive Director, The American Folklore Society, Columbus, Ohio, US
  • Dorothy Noyes, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, US
  • Elo-Hanna Seljamaa, Secretary, International Society for Folk Narrative Research, Columbus, Ohio, US

Advisory Board members

  • Ian Brodie, Cape Breton University, Canada (representing the Folklore Studies Association of Canada)
  • Donald Haase, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, US (representing the International Society for Folk Narrative Research)
  • M.R. Muthukumaraswamy, National Folklore Support Centre, Chennai, India
  • Dorothy Noyes, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, US (representing the American Folklore Society)
  • Ian Russell, Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland (representing the Folklore Society of Great Britain)
  • Cristina Sánchez-Carretero, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (representing the Société internationale d’ethnologie et de folklore)

How to join

To join H-Folk, please send a message from the account where you wish to receive mail to: listserv@h-net.msu.edu (with no signatures or styled text, and with word wrap off for long lines) and only this text:

sub H-Folk firstname lastname, institution Example: sub H-Folk Leslie Jones, Pacific State University

Alternatively, you may go to http://www.h-net.org/lists/subscribe.cgi to perform the same function as noted above. Follow the instructions you receive by return mail.

If you have questions or experience difficulties in attempting to subscribe, please send a message to: help@mail.h-net.msu.edu.

About H-Net

H-Net is an international network of scholars in the humanities and social sciences that creates and coordinates electronic networks, using a variety of media, and with a common objective of advancing humanities and social science teaching and research. H-Net was created to provide a positive, supportive, equalitarian public environment for the friendly exchange of ideas and scholarly resources, and is hosted by Michigan State University.

For more information about H-Net, write to vp-net@mail.h-net.msu.edu or point your web browser to: http://www.h-net.org.