Arv. Nordic Yearbook of Folklore
ISSN 2002-4185

ARV means heritage. ARV. Nordic Yearbook of Folklore presents 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 historical as well as recent times. ARV was founded in 1945 as a common Nordic journal and it is still published by the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy in Uppsala, Sweden. Read ARV and keep in touch with recent Nordic folklore and neighbouring disciplines. During the last decades scholars such as Peter Burke, E. William Monter, Brian P. Levack, Gustav Henningsen, Lauri Honko, Nils-Arvid Bringéus and Bengt af Klintberg have contributed. Recent thematic issues have included magic and witchcraft, memory and culture, and museums and heritage policies  

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

ARV is 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, København
Terry Gunnell, Reykjavík
Fredrik Skott, Göteborg
Suzanne Österlund-Poetzsch, Helsingfors/Helsinki 

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