Events by the SIEF Francophone Working Group


Food cultures in Europe: everyday words and gestures
3-5 October 2024

The French-speaking working group of the International Society of Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) will organize its IVth Conference (jointly with the XXXIVth Conference of the Eurethno Network, a French-speaking network for scientific and technical cooperation in ethnology and European historiography of the Council of Europe) from October 3 to 5, 2024 at the West University of Timisoara (Romania). The call for papers covers the following theme:
“Food cultures in Europe: everyday words and gestures”
Previous conferences of the French-speaking Working Group have mainly focused on festive foods and diet specific to calendar rituals. It seems interesting to broaden this topic and this time focus on daily life to compare food cultures on a European scale. The preferred themes will be as follows:

  • Food cultures in Europe,
  • Daily diet,
  • Words and gestures in food cultures,
  • Traditions and innovations in food cultures,
  • Food and material culture: objects and museums.

Read the full Call for Papers here
Deadline: 31 March 2024



Inégalités. Migrations, crise pandémique et nouvelles inégalités

Proposition XXXIIIème Atelier du réseau Eurethno du Conseil de l'Europe, IIIème Conférence du Groupe de Travail Francophone de la SIEF, Université de Perugia, Italie, 15-16-17 septembre 2022

See here for the full call

“Imaginaries of Time, Times of the Imaginary”
XXXIInd Workshop of the FER-EURETHNO Network (Council of Europe)
IInd Conference of the SIEF Francophone Working Group
12-14 June 2020, Lodz, Poland

This comparative, self-reflexive and critical workshop would like to deepen the analysis of time and temporalities in Europe, an analysis which had already been undertaken in several previous workshops of the Eurethno network. The focus of this workshop, first based of ethnology and cultural anthropology, is also open to the points of view of other disciplines (history, geography, archaeology, art history, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, religious studies etc.).

Read the full call here in English

Veuillez lire l'appel complet ici en français

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

Changement de cap ou erreur d'aiguillage ? L'ethnologie européenne et le folklore face aux transformations du monde contemporain; convenors Alfonsina Bellio and Inga B. Kuźma

First conference of the Francophone Working Group

Du terrain à l’archive : les archives de folklore et d’ethnologie en tant que pôles de recherche, d’éducation et de culture

14-16 September 2018, Athens
Hellenic Folklore Research Centre

View the full programme here.
See also the conference website

Francophone Working Group
First meeting was held at the SIEF congress in Göttingen, Germany - March, 2017

Chair: Dr. Laurent Sébastien Fournier

Secretary: Dr. Alfonsina Bellio, GSRL, CNRS, Paris, France​

Board member: Inga Kuzma, University of Lodz, Poland


Further details about the meeting will be posted in due course.