The Anderson Lecture
Walter Anderson (1885-1962) was the founding professor of the Department. In 2019, its centenary year, the Department resolved to honour the memory of this distinguished scholar of folk narrative by instituting an Annual Lecture to be held each autumn. The lecture is followed by a reception.
The following lectures have been given:
- 06.09.2019 by Timothy Tangherlini (UCLA) 'Kaiser und Data: Folkloristics in an Algorithmic Age'. See introduction and video recording.
- 30.10.2020 by Terry Gunnell (University of Iceland) 'Grimm Ripples: The Grimms’ Deutsche Sagen and the Collection and Creation of National Folk Narratives in Northern Europe'. See introduction and video recording.