Folklore Archives and the Methodological Reconfigurations of Romanian Ethnology

Sava, Eleonora (Articol)

“This article proposes a rereading of the folklore archives in Romania, starting from an analysis of the documentary fund preserved in the Archive of the Folklore Society from the Faculty of Letters, “Babes-Bolyai” University, in Cluj. The study shows that, in addition to being realms of memory (Pierre Nora) or collections of traditions (in the terms of classical folklore studies), these archives actually document the research methodology, serving as witnesses to the history of the discipline – ethnology, in this case.”

Cuvinte cheie: archiving, fieldwork, folklore archive, history of Romanian ethnology, and methodology

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2017, nr. 1-2, p. 43-57