The only Anglophone university in Canada to offer comprehensive folklore programs at all levels, Memorial is also a vital part of its community - one steeped in unique lifestyles and traditions, and where the study and celebration of culture and heritage is considered crucial. This provides folklorists with rich opportunities for innovative community partnerships and learning experiences.

In the nearly 50 years since its creation, Memorial's Department of Folklore has built an international reputation as a thriving, imaginative, eclectic and highly professional department.



Dr. Harris Berger, cross-appointed between Memorial’s School of Music and the Department of Folklore, was recently renewed as a tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in ethnomusicology. Read more in the Gazette.

Dr. Diane Tye has been awarded the title of Professor Emerita.

Diane shaped the Department of Folklore in numerous significant ways. We are very pleased that she was accorded the well-deserved title of Professor Emerita. Congratulations!

The Department of Folklore newsletter celebrates the accomplishments of our faculty, students, and alumni. We share photos and memories from events in the Department and around the community. And, we hear from current students about what they're up to outside of the classroom.