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The Elphinstone Institute for the study of Ethnology and Folklore is a graduate studies institute, offering supervision and teaching to students who have completed a first degree.
The Institute offers a taught Masters degree in Ethnology and Folklore and expert supervision for the research degrees of MLitt, MPhil, and PhD. The Institute also contributes to the ESRC taught programme for the degree of MRes in Social Anthropology, Ethnology, and Cultural History.
The only course of its kind in the UK, the MLitt aims to develop a broad-based understanding of how the disciplines of Folklore and Ethnology developed and introduce the major genres of study – material culture, custom and belief, oral narrative, childlore and games, sports and past-times – with a special emphasis on Scottish materials. Further details...
The Institute has fifteen full-time and part-time students in the MLitt programme or pursuing independent research in subjects such as healing wells and Scottish Traveller traditions. Recently completed research projects include the life and work of song-writer and political activist Mary Brooksbank (PhD), and MLitt dissertations on children’s play in Glenlivet and on the local whistle virtuoso, Alex Green. Student work in progress includes research into beliefs in North-East fishing communities, cultural policy towards the traditional arts, and a comparative study of Gaelic psalm singing.
We welcome enquiries about degrees by research in Ethnology and Folklore, particularly in areas which fit in with our main research themes. These are Communities, Identities and Cultural Change; Traditional Music and Dance in Contemporary Society; Sacred Singing; Scottish Gypsy-Traveller Tradition; Language, Class, and Culture – the Vernacular Voice.
The Institute is within the School of Education, but has strong links with the Anthropology and Cultural History programmes and participates in a regular series of seminars in Social Anthropology, Ethnology and Cultural History.
If you are interested in joining us, you will find more information about the research being undertaken by staff and by current students on our research themes and staff pages.
Visiting researchers are welcome at the Institute (further information). Suitably qualified visitors are eligible for official status – if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, you should apply to the Institute Director:
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