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University of Warsaw

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SIEF 2023 Congress discussion panels lead by IEiAK UW employees

We invite you already for the next year SIEF Congress!

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Ethnographies of foodwork in times of uncertainty - Renata Hryciuk (Warsaw University), Agata Bachórz (University of Gdańsk)

In the face of major crises food and work around food become a particularly good lens for analyzing mundane aspects of uncertainty and risk. In this panel we focus on the ongoing evolution of foodwork (both as private and public activity) with its embodied as well as affectionate dimensions.

Contested futures? Sustainability conflicts and local practices in the age of global uncertainty - Maria Vallstrom (Södertörn university), Hubert Wierciński (Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology UW), Elias Mellander (University of Gothenburg)

Globalization has led to the proliferation of “known unknowns” where we’re aware of how spatially and temporally displaced processes have unforeseen consequences on everyday life. The panel aims to examine experiences and cultural practices that emerge from living with environmental unpredictability

About 2023 SIEF Congress:

The 16th international SIEF congress will take place in Brno, the second largest city of the Czech Republic, the country, where SIEF forerunner Commission internationale de l’art populaire has been founded. After almost 100 years SIEF returns to Central Europe, a region where many uncertainties worth of ethnological, folklore and related research arises and overlaps for centuries.

In the current times of various threats, vivid and vibrant auspices of the Masaryk University in Brno will provide a unique opportunity to demonstrate that inspiration for our work can flow in various directions and not only along the current hegemonic axes, to search for connections and bridges rather than divisions and to contribute to a balanced scholarly collaboration across established borders of any kind.