"Slavic and Jewish Culture" Conference Cycle
"Object - symbol - sign in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition"
(Moscow, December 5–7, 2018)
We would like to invite you to take part in the XXII Annual scientific conference, which is the continuation of the long-term project on the comparative study of Jewish and Slavic cultures.
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List of the conferences
2011 «The Old» and «The New» in Slavic and Jewish Cultural Tradition (Moscow, December, 2011).
2010 Wisdom – Righteousness – Holiness in Slavic and Jewish Cultural Tradition (Moscow, December, 2010);
2009 Dialogue of Generations in the Context of Slavic and Jewish Cultural Traditions (2009);
2008 History – Myth – Folklore in Slavic and Jewish Cultural Tradition (2008);
2007 Sacred Space in Slavic and Jewish Cultural Tradition (2007);
2006 Popular Medicine and Magic in Slavic and Jewish Cultural Tradition (Moscow, December, 2006);
2005 Dreams and Visions in Slavic and Jewish Cultural Tradition (Moscow, December, 2005);
2004 Feast and Meal in the Slavic and Jewish Cultural Tradition (Moscow, February, 2005);
2003 Festival – Rite – Ritual in the Slavic and Jewish Cultural Tradition (Moscow, December, 2003);
2002 Close or Alien? Jews and Slavs in Mutual Reception. X–XX Centuries (Moscow, November 2002);
2001 Between Two Worlds: Demonology in Jewish and Slavic Cultural Tradition (Moscow, November 2001);
2000 The Concept of Miracle as Reflected in Slavic and Jewish Tradition and Folk Culture (Moscow, November 2000);
1999 The Concept of Sin as Reflected in Slavic and Jewish Tradition and Folk Culture (Moscow, November 1999);
1997 From Genesis to Exodus. The Reflection of Biblical Motifs in Slavonic and Jewish Folk Culture (Moscow, October, 1997);
1995 The Creation of the World and the Beginning of Human History in Apocrypha and Folklore Traditions based on Slavic and Jewish texts (Moscow, December 1995);
The proceedings of the conferences are yearly published.
International Conference "Verbal and Scriptual in Slavic and Jewish cultures"
Over 40 specialists from the CIS, Poland and Israel presented their reports and researches.
The meetings were held in the following thematic sessions: "The interaction of written and verbal, literacy and folklore" ( of the morning session moderator - Arkady Kovelman, evening session moderator - Vladimir Petrukhin), "Traditions and texts" (session moderator Alexander Panchenko), "Language and Literature" ( session moderator Leonid Katsis), "Book stories in folklore and traditional rites" (session moderator Olga Belova), "Visualization of the words and the text" (session moderator Victoria Mochalova).
A new edition of conferences proceedings "Old" and "New" in Slavic and Jewish cultural traditions" was presented at the opening. The publication includes materials of the international conference held in Moscow on December 7-9, 2011, and is a continuation of a series of editions of conference proceedings, published annually since1995 by Sefer and the Institute of Slavic Studies and reflects the long-term work of the project "The Culture of Slavs and the Culture of Jews : Dialogue, similarities, differences". Since1998 over 13 books was published analyzing historical, philosophical, linguistic, folklore-ethnographic, cultural mechanisms of Slavic and Jewish traditions interaction.
The new edition contains 23 articles by scientists from Russia, Israel, Finland, where ethnic, cultural, ethno-linguistic, literary, folkloric, ethnographic and comparative-typological aspects of of the traditional rituals in the Slavic and Jewish cultures are discussed, basic mechanisms of preservation and transformation of the ceremonial code (language imagery and ritual, ritualistika, ritual texts, etc.) and linguistic traditions in different cultural areas are analyzed.
Download the book "Old" and "New" in Slavic and Jewish cultural traditions" (pdf)