We have the honour of inviting you to our international conference, and would be honoured if you contributed to its success by sharing your research findings. The conference is the 11th event within the series organized by the ISFNR Committee on Charms, Charmers and Charming, and the first event organized together with the ISFNR Belief Narrative Network Committee, in which scholars working on both territories will meet to exchange ideas from an interdisciplinary perspective. We would be very happy to meet folklorists, anthropologists, medievalists, literary historians and historians of religion, researchers working in the fields of ethnopsychiatry and the history of medicine, as well as representatives from scholars working in Germanic, Slavic, Baltic, Byzantine, Balkan etc. studies. Through collaboration we would like to conduct a parallel examination of Eastern and Western European folklore from the Middle Ages to the present, and also to examine phenomena from Christian and non-Christian, elite and popular, literary and oral traditions.
We welcome proposals in the following topics:
5. A panel dedicated to baby stealing and killing demons, and the charms against them (Lilith Charm, Sisynnios Charm, Diebsegen etc.). Also legends about them (changeling legends etc.)
The language of the conference will be English; the projected length of the talks is 20 minutes. There will not be any registration fee, but the costs of accommodation and meals will have to be covered individually.
Please send your application by email to Éva Pócs (firstname.lastname@example.org), or to Mirjam Mencej (email@example.com) including your details and an abstract of 10-15 line by no later than May 1st 2017.
We look forward to hearing from you,
Éva Pócs (professor emeritus) Mirjam Mencej (professor)
PI of the “East-West” ERC project President of the ISFNR Belief Narrative Network
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