"Slavic and Jewish Culture" Conference Cycle

International Conference

"Object - symbol - sign in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition"

(Moscow, December 5–7, 2018)


Dear colleagues,

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.

The conference "Object - symbol - sign in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition" will be the twenty-second in a series of annual meetings of scientists, since 1995 working on the international project "ulture of Slavs and culture of Jews: dialogue, similarities, differences", carried out by the center of Slavic-Judaica of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS) Slavic studies Institute in cooperation with various scientific and public organizations interested in the dialogue of cultures.

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Annual International Judeo-Slavic Academic Conferences
are organized in the framework of the research project (developed from 1995) dedicated to comparative study of Jewish and Slavic cultures and traditions.
The conferences are organized by the Sefer Center and the Institute for Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, with the support of the AJJDC.

List of the conferences



2012 Verbal and Scriptual in Slavic and Jewish cultures (Moscow, December, 2012)

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. XXX 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.





12.12.2012

International Conference "Verbal and Scriptual in Slavic and Jewish cultures"

On December 5-7 International Conference "Verbal and Scriptual in Slavic and Jewish cultures" was held in Russian Academy of Sciences, and became the sixteenth in a series of annual conferences of the international project "The Culture of Slavs and the Culture of Jews : Dialogue, similarities, differences", held by Sefer Center and the Institute of Slavic Studies (RAS) with the support of "Joint" and in cooperation with various scientific and public organizations interested in the dialogue of 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.
Conference Photo Album
Download the book "Old" and "New" in Slavic and Jewish cultural traditions" (pdf)

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