In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of the tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University will host the symposium “Grimm Legacies” February 3 and 4, 2012. Designed by folklorist extraordinaire Maria Tatar, this conference will examine “the seemingly timeless and universal hold of the cultural stories collected by the Brothers Grimm. Jack Zipes, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the keynote address.”
As one of the panelists, Valerie Gribben will be speaking on “Medicine and Märchen,” looking at the surprising interconnections between fairy tales and the medical field. For more information on this symposium, visit their homepage.