Arv. Nordic Yearbook of Folklore
ISSN 2002-4185

ARV means ‘heritage’. ARV: Nordic Yearbook of Folklore explores our mental heritage, folklore, as the foundation of our culture, our patterns of interaction and our world view. Folklore, i.e. popular poetry, belief and custom, is an important identity factor for every nation, in recent as well as historical times. ARV was founded in 1945 as a Nordic-wide journal and is still published by the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy in Uppsala. Read ARV and keep in touch with recent work in Nordic folklore studies and neighbouring disciplines. Over the last few decades, contributors have included scholars such as Peter Burke, E. William Monter, Brian P. Levack, Gustav Henningsen, Lauri Honko, Nils-Arvid Bringéus and Bengt af Klintberg. Recent thematic issues have focused on magic and witchcraft, memory and culture, and museums and heritage policies. 

ARV appears once a year. The editor welcomes contributions from colleagues interested in publishing articles or writing book reviews. All articles are reviewed by the editor and by external referees. 

ARV has been indexed by ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities) since 2011. Open access: Articles printed in ARV will also be available six months after their publication at 

Arne Bugge Amundsen, Oslo,

Editorial Board:
Lene Halskov Hansen, Copenhagen
Terry Gunnell, Reykjavík
Fredrik Skott, Göteborg
Suzanne Österlund-Poetzsch, Helsingfors/Helsinki   

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