27 - 29 April 2018
  Minsk      Belarus


Contact person:  Viachaslau Kalatsei

THE Ministry of culture of the Republic of Belarus
Department of Ethnology and Folklore
invite you to participate in
The XII International Scientific Conference "Authentic folklore: preservational, studying and perceptional problems"
Dear Colleagues!
On April 27-29, 2018 we invite You to participate in the X International Scientific Conference
"AUTHENTIC FOLKLORE: preservational, studying and perceptional problems"
The conference will be held at the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. BSUCA has status as an institution with strong academic traditions and relationships, which gives diverse liberal arts education; the conference provides universal, anthropological approach to folklore, which is necessary to save it in the conditions of the globalization challenges of the XXI century.

Conference schedule:

•     plenary, sectional and final session of the XII International Scientific Conference;
•     ХV ethnographic concert «Belarusian hinterland folklore»;
•     workshops of leading experts in the field of Eastern European folklore;
•     youth folk groups concert;
•     excursion to the skansen museum on the «Lelchicy Weeding» artistic reconstruction.
Sections the XI International Scientific Conference:
Section 1.      Intangible cultural heritage and its preservation.
Section 2.      Typical and and genre transformation of authentic folklore.
Section 3.      Semantics and mythopoetics of traditional ritual.
Section 4.      Traditional culture in the book, educational space and audiovisual anthropology.
Section 5.      Ecology of traditional artistic culture.
Section 6.      Contribution of Rahovich family in studying and popularization of folklore (dedicated to Uladzimir Rahovich’s 80th birthday).
Section 7.      Song ethnophony problems.
Section 8.      Organology and morphology problems of musical instruments.

Participation conditions:

Applicants should send an electronic request, the text of the report and a copy of the payment ticket before April 2, 2018 to the Organizing Committee e-mail: ethnoandfolk@gmail.com

Its planned to publish the conference materials by the beginning of the conference. The organizing committee reserves the right selection of the texts of reports for publication.

For details on participation please contact the organizing committee.
  • Participants pay travel, accommodation and meals expenses by theirselves.
  • Conference languages: Belarusian, Russian, Polish, English.
Invitation to the conference will be sent later

Text requirements

Speech materials (requirements: up to 5 pages, 14 pt, 1.5 spacing, a list of references in alphabetical order) and supposed section number. First line: the name of the author (authors), organization. The second line: title of the research. The third line: theses of the research in the language of the text (up to 160 characters) and a translation into English (up to 160 characters). The fourth line: the text of the research.