At the opening seminar of the exhibition, Madis Arukask, Chairman of the Board of Fenno-Ugria, will give a presentation entitled 'On the animistic beliefs of the small Finnic peoples today'.
Fenno-Ugria continues its travelling exhibition ‘Waterfowl people. Lennart Meri’s film journeys 1969-1988’ in Italian universities. From 22 February to 30 June, the exhibition will be open in the Marco Polo building of the Sapienza University of Rome (Via dello Scalo di San Lorenzo 82, 00159 Rome).
The exhibition will be opened with a seminar, where Ülle Toode, chairman of the Italian-Estonian Society and member of Sapienza University, will speak about Lennart Meri as an introduction to Finno-Ugric peoples. Madis Arukask, Chairman of the Board of Fenno-Ugria, will give a presentation on the animist beliefs of the smaller Finnic peoples. The seminar will be dedicated to the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and will also be attended by representatives of the Embassies of Estonia, Finland and the Director of the Hungarian Institute in Rome.
The exhibition and the seminar will be organised by Edit Rozsavölgyi (PhD), a lecturer at the Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies of the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of Sapienza University, who is responsible for the teaching of Hungarian language and literature, as well as Finno-Ugric philology.