Historical Approaches in Contemporary Research Field: Making Connections

Preliminary programme

Wednesday, August 29

9.00 – Registration
10.00 – 10.15 Opening

10.15 – 11.45. I Plenary session (Chair Ene Kõresaar)
Marta Kurkowska-Budzan: Oral Sources and Academic Historians: a Difficult Relationship

11.45.-12.15 tea and coffee
12.15 – 13.45 I Session: Concepts and Methods (Chair Pihla Maria Siim)
Jaana Kouri: Environmental Knowledge Past and Present
Burkhard Pöttler: ‘Volkskultur’ – From Folk Culture to Popular Culture and Beyond
Pauliina Latvala-Harvilahti: Oral History Meets Narrative and Computational Analysis: Challenges of Digital Big Data on Politics

13.45-15.15 lunch (for registered participants)

15.15-16.45 II Session: Artistic Mediations (Chair Mare Kalda)
Olga Levitan, Roni Cohen: A Look at one Theatrical Cartoon: Archival Encounters
Carlo Trombino: Selective Kinship in Sicilian Cultural Identity: a Land Posing.
Dinah Guimaraens: Continuous City: Transcultural Logic in Brazilian Architecture

17.45-19.00 Walk in the city (RonkRonk)(for registered participants)

19.00 Reception (The University of Tartu Museum)(for registered participants)

Thursday, August 30

9.00-10.30 Visit to NOORA (National Archives of Estonia)(for registered participants)

10.30.-11.00 tea and coffee

11.00 – 13.00 III Session: History – Adapting to Changes (Chair Ave Goršič)
Mare Kõiva: The Influence Government has on Religious Customs
Anni Reuter: The experience of internal exile in the Soviet Union during Stalin’s time
Tsimafei Avilin, Elena Boganeva, Tatiana Oliferchik: Variations and Changes. Images of Werewolves in Belarusian Oral Tradition

13.00-14.30 lunch (for registered participants)

14.30-16.00 II Plenary session
Anna Kuismin: Processes and Practices of Literacy in Nineteenth-Century Finland – a Multi-Disciplinary Research Project in Retrospect

16.00-16.30 tea and coffee

16.30-18.00 walk in the Estonian Literary Museum

Friday, August 31

9.00-10.30 III Plenary session (Chair Risto Järv)
Merili Metsvahi: The Stereotype of the Right of the First Night (Ius Primae Noctis) in the Process of Estonian Nation-Building

10.30.-11.15 tea and coffee, posters

11.15-12.45 IV Session: Ambiguities of Fieldwork (Chair Piret Voolaid)
Michele Tita:Researching About Tarantism: a Contemporary Fieldwork Experience About a Culture-Bound Syndrome of the Past
Karina Taruškaitė: The Construction of Images from the Past in the Stories of Kaunas Districts Residents: Practical and Theoretical Aspects of Research
Xuan Wang: How Do Historical Materials Speak in Folkloristics? Chinese Naodongfang (Obscene Wedding Games)’s Vitality in 2000 Years with a Short Hibernation under Communist Mao Reign

12.45-13.00 closing words

13.15- lunch and visit to Estonian National Museum (for registered participants)

The meeting is organized by SIEF working group of historical approaches in cultural analysis, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore of the University of Tartu, Department of Folkloristics of Estonian Literary Museum, Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies and Academic Folklore Society.

Info: Katre Kikas, katreki@folklore.ee; Tiiu Jaago, tiiu.jaago@ut.ee

Conference is supported by IUT22-5, IUT2-43, Estonian Cultural Endowment, European Regional Development Fund (through the The Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies).

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