Author: Marjeta Pisk

SIEF Conference Living Uncertainty

  SIEF – The International Society for Ethnology and Folklore – organised the 16th Biennial Congress under the title Living Uncertainty, which took place at Masaryk University in Brno from 7 to 10 June 2023. The congress venue was chosen deliberately, as it was in the Czech Republic that the predecessor of SIEF, the Commission…
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14. 07. 2023 0

Conference From Desperation to Hope: The Meanings and Effect of Group Singing

The conference From Desperation to Hope: Meanings and Effect of Group Singing was held at the Estonian Literary Museum in Tartu from November 29 to December 1, 2022. Folklorists, ethnomusicologists, and heritage scholars discussed various aspects of the impact of group singing in times of communal crisis. Research ranged from traditional communal singing of different…
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29. 12. 2022 0

Through the heritage streets of Nova Gorica

How and why to heritagise in a young city? What temporal distance is necessary to critically evaluate the beginnings and the development of a new city? These questions arose as we drove along the silhouette of Kromberg Castle and the Church of the Holy Trinity through the industrial area, past the former large factories, the…
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15. 07. 2022 0

International Conference “Religion, Cultural Heritage, and Social Change in Central-Eastern Europe”

Organised by Charles University in Prague, the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and supported by the SIEF Working Group on Cultural Heritage and Property, the conference “Religion, Cultural Heritage and Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe” took place in Warsaw on 4–5 July 2022. In addition to the…
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15. 07. 2022 0

“When we listen to our young men singing, what do we hear?”

Local and national in the folk/national/folklore songs of the Goriška Brda region When a cultural practice comes to be interpreted as heritage in the broadest sense, namely when it is recognised as worthy of a focused effort to preserve it for posterity, this establishes a basis for its protection (Hafstein 2007: 128). From the very…
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08. 03. 2022 0

One or multiple heritages? A walking seminar through Goričko and Porabje

An autumn landscape filled with falling leaves. The vast hills of Goričko merging seamlessly into Porabje. On the first day of our fourth walking seminar, an exploratory hike through Goričko and Porabje, we started along the Slovenian-Austrian-Hungarian tri-border, observing how the same historical events can be labelled and understood differently. In the light of understanding…
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14. 12. 2021 0

Appropriation of musical cultural heritage for ideological purposes

The Institute of Ethnomusicology ZRC SAZU organized an online lecture by Matej Santi, a native of Trieste who studied violin and musicology in Trieste, Klagenfurt and Vienna. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna, where he is involved in the research project Telling Sounds. His main research…
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12. 05. 2021 0

Symposium Multilinguality in folklore/Večjezičnost v folklori

On 1 and 2 October 2020, the Institute of Ethnomusicology of ZRC SAZU organized an international scientific conference entitled Večjezičnost v folklori/ Multilinguality in Folklore, which, due to the current situation, was held simultaneously online and in the Prešeren Hall of the ZRC SAZU. The symposium was divided into three interwoven thematic panel discussions. Among…
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05. 10. 2020 0

Heritagization of the Treaty of Trianon

The twentieth century was a blossoming century for heritage organisations, labelling and designating “heritage,” cataloguing and categorising on lists and registers. The erection of monuments was also included in this widespread interest in the past within official heritage discourse. Those in the form of statues and monuments are an extremely important visual medium, which has…
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18. 09. 2020 0