Ethnologia Fennica is an international journal of the Association of Finnish ethnologists. The journal publishes original scholarly articles, review articles, congress reports, and book reviews that promote Finnish ethnological research.
The 30-year history of Ethnos, the Association of Finnish Ethnologists, was celebrated in conjuction with the second Ethnological Colloqium organised in Turku in March 2002. The theme of two-day seminar In the country and in town. Represantions of the countryside and towns produced by research and museums attracted a large number of ethnologists ffrom different fields. The present double issue of Ethnologica Fennica is in part based on the presentations given in the seminar. It became obvious in the meeting that ethnological research of the countryside and towns and the museum work connected to them are in quest of new forms and theoretical starting-points.