CULTURE OF SLAVS AND THE CULTURE OF JEWS: DIALOGUE, SIMILARITIES, DIFFERENCES”

The conferences are part of the international project “Slavic Culture and Jewish culture: dialogue, similarities, differences, implemented since 1995 in cooperation with the center for Slavic and Jewish Studies Of the Institute of Slavic studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with various scientific and public organizations interested in the dialogue of cultures.

The center for Slavic-Jewish studies, Institute of Slavic studies RAS,

Sefer Center

International conference

Laughter and humor in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition"

(Moscow, December 2-4 2020,, Institute of Slavic studies RAS, Leninskiy ave., 32, building, auditorium. 901)

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Dear colleagues,

we invite You to take part in the annual scientific conference, which is the next stage of a multi-year project on the comparative study of Jewish and Slavic cultures.

The conference "Laughter and humor in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition" will be the twenty-fourth in a series of annual meetings of scientists working since 1995 on the international project "Slavic Culture and Jewish culture: dialogue, similarities, differences", implemented By the center for Slavic Judaics Of the Institute of Slavic studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with various scientific and public organizations interested in the dialogue of cultures.

The conference is supposed to discuss a wide range of issues related to the concept of laughter culture, the problems of perception of laughter and funny in folk culture, the reflection of humorous and comic beginnings in various genres of folklore and folk theater, in everyday and ceremonial behavior, the role of buffoons and fools in traditional culture, etc.

The conference is interdisciplinary in nature, and we welcome reports from historians, philologists, folklorists, and ethnographers that reflect the comparative aspects of the problem.

Please send your applications, topics and abstracts (up to 200 words) by October 15, 2020 using the form attached below (by email: sefer@sefer.ru marked "Humor").

The conference materials are expected to be published

We will inform you about the organizational details in the next information letter if your report will be included in the conference program.

We will glad to see you at the conference – as speakers, panelists, and guests!

Invitations are to be sent before October 30, 2020

Application form

Full name

Employer, academic degree

Research interests

Address, Phone number

E-mail

Topic

(in Russian and English)

Bibliography and sources

Short annotation

(200words)


List of the conferences

2020 "Concept of family in Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition»




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.






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