50th Anniversary Celebration

The 2018-2019 academic year marked the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Department of Folklore and the Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA). We created this page to share photos and memories of events held throughout the course of the year; if you have a story, a photograph, or a memory to pass along, please let us know!

Current PhD (Folklore) candidate Ehsan Mohammadi, with editing assistance from the HSS Film Unit's Derek Norman, created the above video to help celebrate and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Folklore and MUNFLA. The video features current Department Head, Dr. Holly Everett, and music by the late Dr. Peter Narvaez; permission to use "Vitamin C" was granted by Dr. Everett. We hope you enjoy!

JUNE 2019

Food, Stories and Songs of This Place: Celebrating 50 Years of Folklore Education in Newfoundland and Labrador

Details regarding this event can be found here.

Event memories: 

Various volunteers and committee members

Some of our fabulous volunteers and committee members: (Top, L-R): Donna Norvey, Joy Fraser (both seated), Mohammad Ainul Haque, Janet Harron. (Bottom, L-R): Shannon Bateman and Matthew Liberty. 

Rocket Bakery

A delicious spread was put on by Rocket Bakery

Crowd shots

Our event was very well attended; we were delighted to see so many former and current faculty, staff, and students, as well as numerous FSAC delegates and members of the general public!

Concert images

The celebration was capped off with a terrific concert organized by the folks at the St. John's Storytelling Festival. Performers included Sophie Angnatok, Anita Best, Tama Fost, and Kelly Russell. The concert was hosted by the province's Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer - our very own Folklore alumnus - Dale Jarvis. 


The 7th Annual Tribute to Dr. Peter Narvaez: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm, The Ship Pub. Hosted by the Folk Arts Society; for further information, click here.


Inaugural event: A conversation with Hilda Murray and Margaret Bennett - Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018