IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe, IOV Italian Section, University of Molise, Italy, Department of Humanities, Social and Educational Sciences and Center of Research BIOCULT organize IOV 16th European International Scientific Conference of Folk Culture “Intangible Cultural Heritage on the Move. Debates, Processes, Perspectives”.
The conference will be held from March 21st to 22th, 2024, in Campobasso (Italy) at the Library of University of Molise. The conference languages are Italian and English.
TO IOV MEMBERS
CALL FOR PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS
To preserve and valorise the common intangible cultural heritage and folk cultures it is important to clarify theories, methods and pathways for enhancing participation and commitment of local groups and communities to safeguarding and promoting it. The conference will focus on approaching and defining the tools and processes enabling actualization and valorisation of intangible cultural heritage and folk culture in the present.
1. PARTICIPATORY INVENTORIES OF TRADITIONAL FOLK GROUPS AND FESTIVALS
The first panel aims at discussing the potential and the impact of inventories of folk groups and festivals in line with global and national lines of heritagization which at present insist on the value of these collective practices as elements of sociability, cultural work, tourist attraction, as well as pivotal element for local identity conservation and assessment. In Italy, as in other European countries, there is the ongoing process, under the auspices of Ministry of Culture, to compile the inventory of traditional folk groups and activities, museums, archives, and to discuss the best methodologies for conserving and valorising this specific branch of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) which involves many people in different types of performances and activities. The Conference should represent the opportunity for starting to network these different experiences and systems of valorisation and safeguarding of folk groups and associations throughout various European countries, for defining the methods, rules and good practices for achieving these aims. It is perfectly in line with the objectives of the 2005 Convention of the Council of Europe on the value of cultural heritage for communities and the empowerment of heritage-keepers and practitioners.
2. THE VALUE AND THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN SAFEGUARDING AND VALORISATION OF ICH
The second panel aims at focusing on the value and use of ICT in inventorying, monitoring and valorisation of traditions and folk arts and performances. This necessity emerged very strongly during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was also relevant before. Dissemination, representation and valorisation of ICH and popular traditions deserves particular scientific attention, which happens already in many kinds of activities fostered by several Universities and other educational institutions. It is necessary to monitor how ICT can be used to network and enhance the events connected with promotion and valorisation of folk festivals, for example, and, more generally, in the cross-borders networking of groups, associations and informal organizations dedicated to enhancement of folk culture.
Please send the title and abstract of your presentation in English (up to 200 words) by e-mail to: email@example.com before August 31st, 2023 (the e-mail should be entitled: IOV SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ITALY CFP_name_country). The authors of papers selected for presentation at the conference will be informed by October 31st, 2023.
IOV members and colleagues wishing to participate in the conference should plan to arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) on March 20th and depart from Campobasso on March 22th in the afternoon. The Conference will start at 9 a.m. on the 21st of March and will be closed at 1 p.m. on the 22th of March in order to allow the participants to take the train to Rome at 2 p.m.
Conference Scientific Committee:
Chairpersons of the organizing committee:
Prof. Anna Brzozowska-Krajka, chair of IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe, chair of IOV Polish Section
Prof. Letizia Bindi, University of Molise, Department SUSEF, Director of the Center of Research BIOCULT, Member of the Steering Committee of IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe, chair of The Science and Research Commission in IOV Italian Section
Prof. Katarzyna Marcol, University of Silesia, Cieszyn, Poland, Member of the Steering Committee of IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe
Dr. Omerita Ranalli, Coordinator of the Regional Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Molise, Italy
Members of the organizing committee:
Dr. Barbara Mercurio, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Molise, Italy
Dr. Jacopo Trivisonno Ph.D. Candidate, University of Molise, Italy
The total cost of participation in the conference is planned to be 160 Euros (the scientific committee of the conference will try very hard to get some funds to support financially those IOV members whose papers will be accepted for presentation at the conference). It covers the costs of accommodation for 2 nights: 20-21 March 2024 in Campobasso (Centrum Palace Hotel), a visit to the Ethnographic ‘Mysteries of Corpus Christi’ Museum in Campobasso, as well as conference materials.
The conference fee does not cover the costs of participants’ insurance and travel, including that from the Rome Airport to Campobasso (about 3 hrs.). A detailed program and a map for travel from Rome to Campobasso will be provided.
Circular II will be sent at the beginning of November 2023: it will contain detailed principles of the conference and further organizational details.
Campobasso, Italy, 1st March 2023