The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association (SEEFA) is a scholarly, non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian folklore. In particular, SEEFA shall seek to promote instruction in American colleges and universities, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, to organize panels on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian folklore at national and international conferences, to support exchange and summer programs, and to foster research in related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology. In addition, SEEFA shall seek to promote joint research, scholarly exchanges and conferences, expeditions, and publications with scholars in Slavic and other East European countries.

As an affiliate organization of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), SEEFA sponsors panels and holds an organizational meeting as part of the ASEEES annual convention.


Folklorica: Journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association, formerly known as SEEFA Journal, is published once annually. Articles, surveys, reviews, notices of conferences or expeditions, and announcements from scholars in any relevant field are acceptable. Contributions will be evaluated by the editorial board or by other specialists. Members of SEEFA and contributors receive one paper copy of the journal. Each issue of the journal will be available in an open access format three years after its publication. Online access to the most recent issues is limited to subscribers.

SEEFA listserv

The SEEFA listerv is intended as an easy way for members to share information about conferences, programs, publications and opportunities related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian folkore. It is also intended as a forum for questions and discussions among the members of SEEFA. All members of the organization are automatically enrolled on the listserv and will receive all posts to the forum via email. Members wishing to post information to the fourm should send an email to SEEFA@lsv.uky.edu. You can also access archived posts at http://lsv.uky.edu/archives/seefa.html. Please remember that all postings to the forum are sent to the ENTIRE membership even if you hit the reply button in responding to a specific post. If you would like to update your email, to change to a digest form of receiving posts, or to be removed from listserv entirely, please contact Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (jrouhie@uky.edu).