11th Congress: Tartu, Estonia
30 June - 4 July, 2013
The 11th international SIEF congress took place in Tartu, 30th June to 4th July 2013. We gathered 450 anthropologists, ethnologists, folklorists and others interested in European culture for four exciting days of keynotes, parallel panels, ethnographic films, poster session, book fair and a congress banquet.
An American Folklorist looks at European Heritage Studies – THE 2013 SIEF CONGRESS by Robert Baron:
In Europe, as in most of the world today, heritage is a major focus of academic discourse and public engagement for folklore, ethnology and anthropology. Intangible culture heritage (ICH) is now a priority for national cultural policies as a result of UNESCO’s 2003 convention for safeguarding ICH (...) Read on >>
University of Tartu has filmed and published the keynotes:
View them here.
See all the great photos from the Congress on our Facebook page.
All members were invited to the SIEF General Assembly. Read Agenda and Board statements; 2008 and 2011 minutes.
Download the Conference programme (PDF).
- Department of Ethnology, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu
- Estonian Literary Museum
- Estonian National Museum
- Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (University of Tartu, Tallinn University)
- Department of Social Cultural Anthropology, Tallinn University
The Congress committee was assisted by the nomadic team of professional conference organizers, and membership administrators, NomadIT