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SIEF2019 14th Congress
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
14-17 April 2019

Track Changes: Reflecting on a Transforming World

The 14th international SIEF congress takes place in Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain and the destination of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James), one of the most important pilgrimage routes from medieval times. There could be no better place than Santiago de Compostela to host a conference for those well versed in the science and art of observing and analysing human tracks - ethnologists, folklorists, anthropologists and other trackers of culture. The congress' theme Track Changes: Reflecting on a Transforming World draws upon both the ethnological explorations of human life and its continual change as well as the transforming, yet constant, Camino.

The summary travel PDF can be downloaded here.

Programme coverSIEF2019 Congress Programme is available for download
This congress programme details the panels, papers, posters, films, keynotes and events that form the SIEF 14th congress in Santiago de Compostela.
DOI: doi.org/10.22582/SIEF2019prg
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Plenaries of the Santiago de Compostela congress have been published in the leading Spanish journal Disparidades. You can also find links to videos of all plenaries and social events including Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s closing lecture.
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SIEF2019 Source: Santiago de Compostela Convention Bureau


Conference Organisers

Main organising institution: Institute of Heritage Sciences, Spanish National Research Council (Incipit CSIC)
Host institution: University of Santiago (Area of Social Anthropology)
Organising institutions: SIEF, AGANTRO, University of Santiago, University of A Coruña, University of Vigo, UNED, UTAD, Meertens Institute
SIEF2019 Congress convenor: Cristina Sánchez-Carretero
Congress Administration in Galicia: Sonia García

Local Organising Committee
Ana Ruiz-Blanch (Incipit-CSIC), Beatriz Santamarina (U. Valencia), Carlos Diz (U. da Coruña), Cristina Sánchez-Carretero (Incipit-CSIC), Elena Freire (U. Santiago de Compostela), Fátima Braña (U. Vigo), Guadalupe Jiménez-Esquinas (U. Santiago de Compostela), Joan Roura-Expósito (Incipit-CSIC), José Antonio Cortés-Vázquez (U. da Coruña), José Muñoz-Albaladejo (Incipit-CSIC), Luzía Oca (UTAD), Nieves Herrero (U. Santiago de Compostela), Bibiana Martínez (U. Barcelona), Paula Ballesteros-Arias (Incipit-CSIC)

Scientific Committee
Bernhard Tschofen, University of Zurich (Switzerland), Cristina Sánchez-Carretero, CSIC (Spain), Cyril Isnart, CNRS (France), Ewa Klekot, University SWPS (Poland), Fatima Braña, U. Vigo (Spain), Francisco Cruces, UNED (Spain), José A. Cortés-Vázquez, U. da Coruña (Spain), Nevena Škrbić Alempijević, University of Zagreb (Croatia), Nieves Herrero, U. Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Peter Jan Margry, U. Amsterdam-Meertens Institute (Netherlands), Sophie Elpers, Meertens Institute (Netherlands), Xaquín Rodríguez Campos, U. Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Xerardo Pereiro, UTAD (Portugal)

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