5-hour Virtual Intensive Workshop


Down the Rabbit Hole – the how and why of researching stories

Featured Presenter:  Dr. Csenge Zalka from Hungary, click on name for bio and/or read Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Csenge Zalka

Date/Time:  Monday, May 10, 2021, 9:30am-2:30pm MDT (UTC-6), encouraged to arrive by 9:15am MDT when we admit people from Zoom “waiting room,” we start promptly at 9:30am MDT

Convert to Your Time Zone:  https://tinyurl.com/timezone-Csenge5-hrWorkshop

Location:   Your Computer, Zoom, see our 5-minute Zoom Basics Video

Steps to Reserve Space & Expectations:

  1. Complete online registration form
  2. Both offline and online payment methods are accepted. You can sign up and choose “invoice,” but you won’t be considered registered or have access to the Zoom link until payment is received.
  3. Included with the cost is the audio/video files to be sent out by May 17, 2021 due to size of files and being during Festival Week for Story Crossroads. Prepare your lunch/meal ahead of time so you can mingle with fellow participants, if you so choose.

Breaks Subject to Change & Times listed in Mountain Time (UTC-6):

  • 9:30am-10:30am
  • Break- 10:30am-10:40am
  • 10:40am-11:40am
  • Meal Break- 11:40am-12:10pm
  • 12:10pm-13:10pm
  • Break- 13:10pm-13:20pm
  • 13:20pm-14:30pm, includes Q&A

Details:  Email info@storycrossroads.org or call/text Rachel Hedman at (801) 870-5799

About the 5-hour Workshop:

Always wanted to know what it feels like to be Indiana Jones? This is your chance to take a dive into remote, obscure corners of the past, following a half-forgotten trail of folktales and legends. Researching traditional stories can be difficult, but it also leads to exciting, unexpected, and illuminating discoveries. This session, led by an archaeologist and storyteller, offers insight into how to track down some of the most elusive tales.

Become familiar with the basics of storytelling research as well as some lesser known techniques for tracking down a tale. Discover classic folklore research tools (e.g. the ATU motif index) and how they work together with modern media. Track stories down beyond Google search. Take research across language barriers, and learn tips on how to organize and maintain one’s notes and findings.