The call for papers offers the following overview.
Internationally, the field of ethnology and folklore is undergoing considerable transformations in terms of theory, methodology, subject matter, and practical outlook. At the same time, it remains a small field even in countries where it is a relatively well-established academic subject, experiencing the same resource pressures as other small subjects.
The 9th SIEF-congress will aim to encourage in particular boundary-crossing explorations of new epistemologies and the proactive shaping of the field’s research agendas through a broad range of sub-themes, panel discussions, posters, workshops, and keynotes by leading international scholars.
The Congress programme will present academic and professional interests in an integrated format, and encourage debate between different traditions. There will also be a forum for MA- and PhD-students, and workshops looking at practice-based research in ethnology and folklore. Congress delegates will have an opportunity, both as part of the programme and on their own, to visit innovative local organisations of special interest for ethnologists and folklorists.