We study oral tradition and publish the journal Estudos de Literatura Oral (ELO).

We belong to the University of the Algarve, and you may pay us a visit in Pavilion H5 at the Campus of Gambelas.

There you will find:

  • The Archive of Portuguese Folktales
  • A specialised library

You will be welcome by members of our team, also busy with:

Centro de Estudos Ataíde Oliveira
Universidade do Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 FARO

Email : ceao@ualg.pt
Telefs. 289 800 900 exts. 7828 / 7838 / 7410



From 20 to 24 June 2011, the 41st International Ballad Conference will be held at the University of the Algarve ("Complexo Pedagógico" Building, Campus da Penha, Faro).

Dedicated to the theme of "Folk Song and Relationships Between Cultures", this conference includes 68 papers on traditional songs by scholars from 30 countries.

Two concerts of traditional music, on 21 and 22 June, are also part of this conference.

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