Exotic Dreams in the Science of the Volksgeist: Towards a Global History of European Folklore Studies

Date: 06 December 2023
Time: 14:00 - 17:00

A symposium organised by the School of Histories and Humanities in association with the University of Notre Dame. This symposium will interrogate the themes explored by Professor Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (University of Notre Dame) in his landmark new publication Exotic Dreams in the Science of the Volksgeist. Towards A Global History of European Folklore Studies (2023). Bringing together colleagues from a range of disciplines (History, Irish Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures) the session is an open ended conversation about the intersections between language, colonialism, folklore, and ethnography. Speakers: Joep Leerssen (University of Amsterdam) Patrick Crowley (University College Cork) Róisín Healy (University of Galway) Nessa Cronin (University of Galway) Please register here. Please indicate if you have any access requirements, such as ISL/English interpreting, so that we can facilitate you in attending this event. Contact: Ciaran.ONeill@tcd.ie

Campus Location

Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute




One-time event

Type of Event

Conferences,Lectures and Seminars,Public


Researchers,Undergrad,Faculty & Staff,Public

Contact Name

Dr Ciaran O'Neill

Contact Email




Neill Lecture Theatre


Free, but registration is required

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