Now Available: RMN Newsletter #10 Free in PDF Format

The University of Helsinki's logo. Credit:  Wikimedia Commons .

The University of Helsinki's logo. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

RMN Newsletter #10 is now available in PDF format and downloadable here for free. Entitled "Between Text and Practice: Mythology, Religion and Research", this is a special issue of RMN Newsletter.  contains new articles from:

* Rudolf Simek
* Lotte Tarkka
* Yuri E. Berezkin
* Matthias Egeler
* Nadezhda Rychkova
* Karina Lukin
* Frog

In addition, RMN Newsletter #10 contains review articles, research reports, conference and event reviews, dissertation and thesis announcements, and calls for papers.

RMN Newsletter is a peer-reviewed journal published biannually via the University of Helsinki's Folklore Studies department. RMN Newsletter is edited by Frog, Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen, and Joseph S. Hopkins (founder of

RMN Newsletter #9 Now Available, Free PDF

The new issue of the University of Helsinki's RMN Newsletter is now available in PDF format for free. This publication marks the 9th issue of RMN Newsletter and consists of about 150 pages of content, including five original articles—by Mari Sarv, Ilya V. Sverdlov, Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen, Julien d'Huy, and Frog and Janne Saarikivi—as well as various event reports, research reports, article announcements, book announcements, PhD project announcements, Master's project announcements, journal announcements, and calls for papers.

Appropriately for, the material in RMN Newsletter often delves into the area of ancient Germanic studies, but also includes such diverse topics as Paleolithic mythology and Finno-Ugric studies.

Disclosure: Joseph S. Hopkins is an assistant editor for RMN Newsletter.

"Fibula, Fabula, Fact - The Viking Age in Finland" by Joonas Ahola & Frog with Clive Tolley

"Fibula, Fabula, Fact - The Viking Age in Finland" by Joonas Ahola & Frog with Clive Tolley is now available via the Finnish Literary Society's online bookshop. Per the publisher's description:

'Were there Vikings in Finland?’ Fibula, Fabula, Fact – The Viking Age in Finland is intended to provide essential foundations for approaching the Viking Age in Finland. The volume consists of a general introduction followed by nineteen chapters and a closing discussion. The nineteen chapters are oriented to provide introductions to the sources, methods and perspectives of diverse disciplines. Discussions are presented from fields including archaeology, folklore studies, genetics, geopolitics, historiography, language history, linguistics, palaeobotany, semiotics and toponymy. Each chapter is intended to help open the resources and the history of discourse of the particular discipline in a way that will be accessible to specialists from other fields, specialists from outside Finland, and also to non-specialist readers and students who may be more generally interested in the topic.