October 13, 2011
Russian Folklore Expedition
Scholars and students at all levels are invited to join a Russian folklore expedition to Siberia, Belarus, the Don Cossacks or western Russia in 2012.
This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone with an interest in Russian language, folklore or ethnomusicology. Participants are fully immersed in Russian village life as they assist with recording, photographing and videotaping oral histories, folk narratives, songs, dances, handicrafts, architecture and other traditional lore. No special training in ethnography or folklore is required. Working languages of the expeditions are English and Russian.
Expeditions are led by Dr. Yelena Minyonok, folklorist with the Gorky Institute of World Literature (RAS). Dr. Minyonok has 30 years experience collecting folklore in rural Russia, and 15 years experience working with western collaborators. Expeditions are sponsored and facilitated by American Friends of Russian Folklore, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Volunteers are responsible for their own expenses.
For a first-person account of last winter's expedition, as told by an American professor of Russian, visit
For details of upcoming expeditions see: http://russianfolklorefriends.org/
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by juliahla at October 13, 2011 02:21 PM