European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

Mediation and Circulation of Cultural Memory in Identitary Settings

30 June - 4 July

Tartu, Estonia | University of Tarfu


The Conference is promoted by SIEF, an international organization that facilitates and stimulates cooperation among scholars working within European Ethnology, Folklore Studies, Cultural Anthropology and adjoining fields

The 11th international SIEF congress will take place in Tartu, 30th June to 4th July 2013. They aim to gather 500 anthropologists, ethnologists, folklorists and others interested in European culture for four exciting days of keynotes, parallel panels, ethnographic films, book fair and a congress banquetThere will also be a film programme and a poster session.


Call for papers

The call for papers closes 18th January 2013Please browse the list of accepted panels and make your proposal to an appropriate panel. On the panel page, beneath the long abstract you will find a link stating 'Propose a paper'. Click that to access the online form.

All proposals must be made via the bespoke on-line facility that SIEF is using to handle all proposals. Proposals should not be sent by email. Convenors wishing to present in their own panel should also use the online form to enter their proposal.

Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of less than 300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words. The proposal may also state the audio-visual requirements you have for your presentation.

Call for films

There will also be a film programme during the congress. To propose films and learn more, click here.
Rules. Delegates may only make one presentation, although they may also convene one plenary session or panel; or be discussant in one plenary session or panel. Clearly delegates may make multiple proposals, however we discourage this practice as later you will be required to withdraw papers where you have multiple acceptances, inconveniencing those convenors. Delegates are not obliged to become members of SIEF for 2013, however all are encouraged to support the Society in this way. There will be a financial incentive to do so, in that non-members will pay a higher registration fee.


Local Organizers:
Institute for Cultural Research and Fine Arts, University of Tartu (
Estonian Literary Museum (
Estonian National Museum (
Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (University of Tartu, Tallinn University,
The Congress committee will be assisted by the nomadic team of professional conference organizers, and membership administrators, NomadIT (

The Congress will take place on the campus of the University of Tartu, located in the city centre. The keynote speeches will be delivered at the Assembly Hall in the Main Building of the University of Tartu Ülikooli 18), and sessions will be held on campus nearby. The hotels providing accommodation will be within 15 minutes' walk from the venue.


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