Forwarding the message below from Dorothea Breier of the University of Helsinki:
To whom it may concern,
we are part of the organising committee of the next biennial congress of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF), which will take place at University of Helsinki in June 2021. The convener is Vice-rector Prof. Dr. Hanna Snellman. We are very excited about the theme of the congress, ‘Breaking the rules? Power, participation and transgression’, and are looking forward to vivid discussions among scholars, activists and others willing to share their thoughts on and experiences with this topic.
We are now welcoming panel proposals and would like to ask if you could share the invitation text below with your network. – If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Dorothea Breier and Anna Rauhala (Cc)
The 15th congress of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) will take you to Helsinki, a vibrant city by the Baltic Sea with an Arctic twist. Helsinki is known for its laid-back and safe atmosphere, its internationality and open-mindedness, and the proximity of urban culture and mesmerising nature. The congress will be hosted by Prof. Dr. Hanna Snellman, Vice-rector of University of Helsinki, Finland’s largest and oldest academic institution (est. 1640).
With the theme ‘Breaking the rules? Power, participation and transgression’, SIEF2021 invites and encourages participants to explore the dynamics, modes, arenas and implications of breaking the rules and to revisit and discuss underlying concepts. To break rules is an agent of change and reveals the (dis)ruptures in our societies, and we propose to examine what “breaking the rules” has implied and implies in social, economic, political, cultural and academic contexts.
This is to inform you that the Call for Panels, Roundtables, Workshops and Combined Formats is now open and will close on 21 September at 23:59 EEST (Finnish time). If you are interested in participating, please read the theme, then go to the Call for Panels etc page to read all about the formats, rules and instructions and find the link for proposing your contribution.
We are looking forward to your contributions and hope to welcome you to Helsinki in June 2021!
Postdoctoral researcher, Ethnologist
University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies (Urbaria)
Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)