Department of Folkloristics

Folkloristics provides the means to understand, interpret, explain and utilize all forms of cultural expression that people use when communicating with each other.

Folklore research focuses on the verbal and ritual dimension of human cultural activity, the history and transmission of imagery and beliefs, and the intra-community interaction, symbolism and dynamics. Folkloristics offers tools to understand modern society broadly. 

Folklorists are cultural specialists who have expertise needed in todays’ diverse society. Folkloristics is an ideal subject for those interested in working in the cultural and heritage sector, museums and archives among others, as well as the broad field of communication.