Thursday, November 02, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
This live event will not be recorded.
Sponsored by the Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section
Chair: Marion Bowman (The Open University, UK)
Lina Bugiene (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore)
Dirk Johannsen (University of Oslo)
Kristel Kivari (University of Tartu)
Agita Misāne (Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia)
Ülo Valk (University of Tartu)
Vernacular Religion in Europe: Placelore, Re-Storied Sites, and Contested Spaces celebrates the impact of Leonard Primiano's work on understanding religious practices in everyday lives in European scholarship. Exploring his contribution to the study of placelore, participants discuss how Primiano's scholarship informs their fieldwork research in multilayered cultural, political, and religious contexts. Analyzing placelore as a dynamic interplay of narration and experience, these case studies highlight the creativity, ambiguity, and power of Vernacular Religion. The forum fosters dialogue on Primiano's lasting influence in European research and the ongoing significance of studying "religion as it is lived."