We invite all interested colleagues to the XIII International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies, which will take place in Vienna on August 16–21, 2020. The programme will consist of plenary papers, symposia, and general session papers. Contributions from any area within Finno-Ugric/Uralic studies in the wide sense are welcome. This applies to Hungarian, Finnish, or Estonian studies as well. However, we would like to point out that these areas have their own well-established scholarly fora, and papers on Hungarian, Finnish, or Estonian topics which do not include or invite more general, contrastive or comparative approaches would probably be better placed at a conference with a more specific theme. The schedule of the congress will be based on 30-minute programme slots; to allow time for discussion and for moving between lecture halls, we recommend the duration of ca. 20 minutes for each talk.
Abstract proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2019, using the electronic submission tool https://cifu13.univie.ac.at/call/
C.4 Cultural Heritage, Identity Symbols and Traditions (Old, New, Invented)
Cultural heritage is the product of a process by which cultural elements, traditions or history are separated from their original context and elevated to a representative position. In its new position, heritage represents a group identity, whether it be identifying with a particular village, a more broad-based national identity, or anything in between. These identities, as well as their symbols, can have either a unifying or a dividing effect on people’s perceptions of themselves and others. We invite papers that deal with cultural heritage, especially from the point of view of how traditions (old, new or invented), cultural elements or historical events play a role in people’s identity formation. What happens in the heritage process? Who are the main players in this field in each case? Who are the expected beneficiaries from the cultural heritage work in question? What happens if some people feel excluded? Both theoretical and case-based presentations are welcome. The language of this symposium is English.
Main organizer: Dr. Hanneleena Hieta, University of Turku, Finland,
Other organizers: Dr. László Mód, University of Szeged, Hungary; Associate Professor Bertalan Pusztai, University of Szeged, Hungary