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January 9th, 2009

World Folk Heritage:Past, Present and Perspective Directions of Research (Belarus, July 13-18, 2008) @ 10:40 pm

alekseevsky:
The next International Ballad Conference will take place in Minsk,
Belarus, July 13-18, 2009. The organizer of the conference, Alexander
Morozov, would like to expand this conference to include more general
folklore topics and has asked me to make this call.

The conference will be titled:

World Folk Heritage: Past, Present, and Perspective Directions of
Research

Suggested paper topics include, but are not limited to:

1) The history of intercultural interaction in folk and ballad art
2) National varieties of cultural values, values rooted in tradition
and currently undergoing transformation
3) Universal values of traditional folk cultures as a basis for
communication and cooperation
4) The art of the ballad in world folk heritage: plots, types, poetic
forms.

Abstracts of up to 300 words together with requests for equipment
should be submitted by February 28, 2009 to Prof. Morozov at
_morozoff_@tut.by. Please also provide author's address, affiliation,
contact details and a brief CV

Conference will take place in the Humanities Building of the National
Academy of Sciences in Minsk and accommodations will be at the
Akademicheskaia hotel (prices 30-50 euros per night). Conference
registration of 50 euros is payable on site. It is anticipated the
conference registration will take place in the afternoon of July 13
and that the program will begin at 10AM on the 14th. An excursion is
planned for the 15th and a visit to the National Library is planned
for the 17th. A conference banquet will be held on the evening of the
17th.

Minsk is easily accessibly by air and by ground transportation.

Prof. Morozov is the contact person for more information although I
can probably answer some of your questions.
 
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Yes, it's a real discipline!

Folklore: It's not just for peasants anymore.