Tuesday 20.8.2013

18.00– Get-together for the early arrivals. Place:  Nivel, Minerva (T52), Turku University, The Sirkkala-campus, Kaivokatu 12, Map of Turku University Campus

minerva4 Minerva. Photo: Mikko Heikkilä

nivel2 Nivel. Photo: Mikko Heikkilä

Wednesday 21.8.2013

9.00–10.15 Registration, coffee and refreshments


Conference venue: Arken, Åbo Akademi. (Å22). Photo:Jaana Kouri.
The campus of Åbo Akademi 

10.15–10.30 Words of Welcome. The Armfelt Hall.
Chair: Tiina Mahlamäki, University of Turku
Keijo Virtanen, Rector emeritus of the University of Turku, Professor emeritus of Cultural History,
Pekka Hakamies, Head of the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies and  Professor of Folkloristics, University of Turku, and Chair of the Honko Committee
Ulrika Wolf-Knuts, Professor of Folkloristics,  Åbo Akademi, Chairperson for the Board of the Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History

10.30–11.30 Opening Lecture: Docent Matti Kamppinen, University of TurkuThe role of theory in folkloristics and comparative religion

11.30–13.00 Lunch

13.00–15.00 Plenary I & II:
Chair: Tuija Hovi, Åbo Akademi
Professor Håkan Rydving, University of Bergen: Ecology of Context, Ecology of Change, Ecology of Tradition
Doctor Marion Bowman, The Open University: Vernacular Religion and Contemporary Spirituality: Continuity and/or Change

15.00–15.30 Refreshments with music

15.30–17.00 Sessions I: Look page Sessions and Abstracts

19.00– Reception:  50th Anniversary of Folkloristics and Comparative Religion at the University of Turku. Place: Panimoravintola Koulu, Eerikinkatu 18. Panimoravintola Koulu

Look page: Evening Banquet.4119

  • Professor Emeritus, University of Helsinki / Professor, University of Lapland, Juha  Pentikäinen: Folkloristics and Comparative Religion: The Emergence of the “Turku Paradigm” with Lauri Honko


Thursday 22.8.2013

9.15–10.15 Plenary III:
Chair: Kirsi Hänninen, University of Turku
Professor Joseph Mbele, St. Olaf College: The Epic as Discourse on National Identity

10.15–10.45 Coffee & Refreshments

10.45–11.45 Plenary IV:
Chair: Blanka Henriksson, Åbo Akademi
Professor emeritus Viveka Rai, University of Mangalore:  Indian Oral Epics: The Complexity of Text, Context and Performance

11.45–13.15 Lunch

13.15–14.45 Sessions II: Look page Sessions and Abstracts

14.45–15.15 Refreshments with music

15.15–16.15 Plenary V:
Chair: Pasi Enges, University of Turku
Director of the Folklore Archives of the Finnish Literature Society, docent Lauri Harvilahti: Textualizing Oral Epics – Mission Completed

18.00–22.30 Excursion: Rikalanmäki, Salo. Look page: Excursion Rikalanmäki







Friday 23.8.2013

10.15–11.45 Sessions III: Look page Sessions and Abstracts

11.45–13.15 Lunch

13.15–14.15 Plenary VI:
Chair: Anne Heimo, University of Turku
Professor Regina Bendix, University of Göttingen: Forty Years after the First UNESCO Heritage Convention: Folklore Scholarship and Cultural Policy

14.15–14.45 Discussion

14.45-15.15 Coffee/tea

15.15 -16.00  Closing Words: Tore Ahlbäck; Emeritus Head of the Donner Institute

16.30–18.00 Farewell get-together, coffee & refreshments. Place: Donner Institute, Piispankatu 13. Donner Institute

Donner Institute

Donner Institute. Photo: Mikko Heikkilä.