Konrad Köstlin

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Konrad Köstlin (born May 8, 1940 in Berlin ) is a German folklorist .

Konrad Köstlin studied folklore, sociology and philosophy at the Universities of Tübingen and Munich , where he received his doctorate in 1967 with the dissertation Security in People's Life . In 1972 he completed his habilitation in Kiel with the work Gilden in Schleswig-Holstein - The determination of the status through "culture". After teaching in Kiel, Regensburg and Tübingen, he was appointed professor of folklore at the University of Vienna in 1994.

From 1983 to 1987, Köstlin was chairman of the German Society for Folklore (dgv) and also chairman of the Société internationale d'ethnologie et de folklore ( SIEF ) for many years . His complete scientific work has made him known beyond the specialist boundaries.

Since the beginning of November 2007, Köstlin has been Vice President and Head of the Scientific Commission of the Austrian Folk Song Society . He is president of the Folklore Society in Vienna.

Publications (selection)

  • Security in popular life. Lerche, Munich 1967, (Munich, university, dissertation, 1967)
  • Guilds in Schleswig-Holstein. The determination of the status through "culture". University library, Kiel 1972, (also: Schwartz, Göttingen 1976, ISBN 3-509-00769-7 ).
  • as editor with Rosemarie Pohl-Weber and Rainer Alsheimer: Kinderkultur (= booklets of the Focke-Museum. No. 73, ZDB -ID 17580-8 ). Focke Museum, Bremen 1987.
  • as editor: Historical method and regional culture. Karl-S. Kramer on his 70th birthday (= Regensburg writings on folklore. Vol. 4). Tesdorpf, Berlin et al. 1987, ISBN 3-924905-18-5 .
  • As editor: Information on studying folklore, European ethnology, empirical cultural studies at German-speaking universities (= DGV information. Supplement. 3, ZDB -ID 552226-2 ). German Society for Folklore, Regensburg 1987.
  • as editor with Herbert Nikitsch: Ethnographic knowledge. On a cultural technique of the modern age (= publications of the Institute for Folklore of the University of Vienna. Vol. 18). Institute for Folklore, Vienna 1999, ISBN 3-902029-01-3 .


  • Elisabeth Fendl (Ed.): Time-specific. Konrad Köstlin on May 8, 1995 , Roderer, Regensburg 1995, ISBN 3-89073-784-6 .
  • Folk culture and modernity. European ethnology at the turn of the millennium. Festschrift for Konrad Köstlin on his 60th birthday on May 8, 2000 (= publications by the Institute for European Ethnology at the University of Vienna. Vol. 21). Institute for European Ethnology, Vienna 2000, ISBN 3-902029-04-8 .
  • Encounters. Festschrift for Konrad Köstlin on his retirement on September 30, 2008 , publishing house of the Institute for European Ethnology, Vienna 2008 (publications of the Institute for European Ethnology at the University of Vienna, Volume 32), ISBN 978-3-902029-17-1 .

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