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International Society for Ethnology and Folklore Conference 2021

  • Venue: Virtual
  • Start: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 08:00:00 BST
  • End: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 17:00:00 BST

en/counter/points' PI Dr Susannah Eckersley will be co-chairing a conference session and roundtable panel at the SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) Conference 'Breaking the Rules', June 18th-24th. 

The session and roundtable (panel numbers Heri5a and Heri5b) are titled: Participation in difficult heritage: whose rules, which community? and will take place on Monday 21st June. Roundtable panellists are: Roma Sendyka, Benjamina Dadzie, Ulla Savolainen, Gabriel Moshenska and Kirsti Joesalu.

SIEF2021 brings into focus discourses and practices of making, breaking, reinterpreting and transgressing rules. To break the rules is to be an agent of change, exposing faultlines, establishments, hegemonies, and vulnerabilities. We propose to examine the implications of “breaking the rules” in social, economic, political, cultural and academic contexts. In the tradition of folkloristic, ethnological, and anthropological inquiries around rule-making, bending and breaking, we invite you to examine cultural forms of participation to create an understanding of what happens and what is at stake when rules are transgressed or broken in everyday life. Finding loop-holes, taking short cuts are among the everyday tactics of bending or making your ‘own’ rules.

View the programme.


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