IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe, IOV Latvian Section, Latvia National Centre for Culture and The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia organize IOV 15th European International Scientific Conference of Folk Culture “Intangible cultural heritage in European social space: artistry and cultural practices”.
The conference will be held from September 3rd to 4th, 2023, in Riga (Latvia) within the Contemporary Craft Fair in the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia. The conference languages are Latvian and English.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS
To preserve national identity nowadays it is important to continue to assess, preserve and pass the country’s material and spiritual cultural heritage on to the next generation.
In order to update this problem in a broad context, Latvia National Centre for Culture together with The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia and IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe invite scholars and researchers of different aspects of intangible cultural heritage to participate in the conference “Intangible cultural heritage in European social space: artistry and cultural practices”, and to present papers and discuss various aspects of the theme. The topics of scientific considerations include analyses of artistic, ideological, philosophical, local, regional, and global elements of intangible cultural heritage in the realms of folk systems of values, folkways, habits, annual and family rituals, etc.
Suggested content of speeches and topics for discussions:
1) Intangible and tangible dimension of folk art.
2) Traditional and contemporary folk handicrafts in the region.
3) The proportion of traditions and novelties in folk handicrafts.
4) The boundary between traditional and contemporary folk art.
5) Intangible cultural heritage role in urban development and tourism economy.
6) The vision for the future of traditional art in the development of craftsmanship in Europe.
7) Regional policy of safeguarding national identity and passing folk traditions on to younger generations.
Please send the title and abstract of your presentation in English (up to 200 words) to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org before May 1st, 2023. Authors of selected presentations will be informed in mid-May 2023.
IOV members and colleagues wishing to participate in the conference should plan to arrive at the Riga Airport (RIX) on September 2nd and depart on September 5th in the morning.
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), Poland
Dr. hist. Aija Jansone Head of Ethnography Department. The Etnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia; chair of IOV Latvian Section, Latvia and Member of The Steering Committee of IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe
Linda Rubena. Leading Expert in Folk Applied Art. Latvia National Centre for Culture
Zanda Ķergalve. Director. The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia
Members of the organizing committee:
Mg. art. Rozīte Katrīna Spīča. Education and Information Department. The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia
Mg. hist. Kārlis Fogelis. Ethnography Department. The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia.
Organizing Committee is responsible:
For the scholars and researchers who read papers at the conference to cover the accommodation (3 nights: 2-5 September 2023), meals, transfers from/to airport, to organize a visit to the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia and Contemporary Craft Fair, as well as to provide conference materials.
All participants will be responsible for the following:
• Covering the cost of round-trip flights and medical insurance.
• Obtaining a valid passport issued by your country at least 6 months prior to your departure from your country.
• Accompanying persons will have to pay their own hotel expenses.
Circular II will be sent at the beginning of July 2023: it will contain detailed principles of the conference and further organizational details.