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CFP: SIEF’S Working Group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Property’ – 4th meeting, 13 – 14 September 2012, Barcelona

Call for Papers

Working Group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Property’

4th meeting. 13 – 14 September 2012. Barcelona – Spain

Meeting Theme

Local Impact of Heritage-Making

After the 3rd and successful meeting of the SIEF’s Working Group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Property’ in Pori, Finland, we are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 4th meeting of this WG, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from 13 to 14 September 2012, adressing the theme Local Impact of Heritage-Making.

Short Abstract

This meeting addresses the local impact of heritage-making. The aim is to discuss in a comprehensive way and with empirical grounds the political, economic, physical and socio-cultural impact that the making of heritage actually have at the local, micro-level.

Long Abstract

In the last decades, Unesco, international NGO’s, governments at all administrative levels, and cultural decision-making institutions have been particularly active in the making of heritage in both developed and developing countries. Underpinning this development is the assumption that heritage provides a number of potential benefits to local populations such as creating jobs, raising incomes and the general standard of living, creating a positive image for a site, and promoting empowerment, cultural development and collective identity. Yet knowledge over the actual impact of the making of heritage at the local and thus micro-level is still scarce.

The local context cannot be underestimated in the process of heritage-making, for various reasons. For a start, global dynamics such as the making of heritage (either “tangible” or “intangible”) are localized in sites where people live in and make their way of life along with other individuals. On the other hand, the construction of local identities – in order to legitimate the new uses and values of a place – is closely related to the individual’s daily practices, representations and discourses which inform about the economic and social transformation of sites in the global context. Finally, the local level is the arena where social groups and individuals with often different particular interests strive to take economic, political and social advantage of heritage.

In this meeting, we are interested in discussing the local impact of heritage-making, particularly in political, physical, economic and socio-cultural terms. Proposals should deal with the following questions: What impact does the making of heritage have on the social context? Does it give rise to new social categories? What is the effective contribution of heritage to cultural and socioeconomic development? Does it alter the distribution of power? And how is the protection of lived cultural resources as heritage reconciled with people’s more immediate needs and interests over those cultural resources? Ethnographic and historical case studies are especially welcome, but inquiries into theory are also expected.

Location: University of Barcelona, Spain

Fees: 30 inscription.

Application:

To apply for participation in the meeting, please send an abstract (250 words) with contact details and affiliation before April 30, 2012 to localimpactheritage@gmail.com. The results will be made public by May 31, 2012.

Note: the adopted work language will be English

Organization:
Meritxell Sucarrat, University of Barcelona
Luís Silva, CRIA/FCSH-UNL

Partnerships:
University of Barcelona, Spain
Centre for Research in Anthropology, Portugal

Support: Research project “Patrimonialization and redefinition of the rurality. New uses of the local heritage” (MICINN – CSO2011-29413)

LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOME YOU IN BARCELONA

(Additional information on travel and accommodation arrangements to be sent;

For any other further information, please contact the organization).

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Sief Congress Lisbon, Panel Making heritage, making knowledge – April 19th and 20th

During the 10th Sief Congress to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, Kristin Kuutma (University of Tartu) and Valdimar Tr. Hafstein (University of Iceland) are directing a panel called “Making heritage, making knowledge”.

19 Apr, 2011 at 16:30
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Av. de Berna 26, Lisbon

Argument

A formation of recent vintage, seized upon by a vast array of actors under a variety of circumstances in hundreds of thousands of scattered places, the success of cultural heritage in recent years and decades has been phenomenal. Mobilizing people and resources, reforming discourses and transforming practices, cultural heritage changes the world.

The recent re-theorization of heritage as a social construction and cultural practice combines places and people, objects and expressions while drawing attention to the process of heritage-making. On the ground, cultural heritage is a strong and flexible language for staking claims to culture and claims based on culture. As an asset for acquiring socio-political capital, as a channel for economic resources, and as a frequent bone of contention, cultural heritage plays an important role in the global politics of culture.

The construction and identification of cultural heritage is always an act of politics and power; it depends on who defines cultural heritage and who has the control to conceptualize its stewardship. Cultural heritage plays on the categories of time and space, on continuity and locality in contrast with their opposites. A value-laden project of ideology, it makes claims for ownership, purity, and restitution. At the same time, analysing how cultural heritage is identified and instrumentalised requires critical investigation into how knowledge of heritage is made and disseminated, and how it generates categorical distinctions, exclusions and inclusions.

This panel has been convened to explore the various interfaces of heritage making and knowledge production.

Papers

Cultural heritage and the theory of repetition
Pertti Anttonen (University of Helsinki)

Framing folklore, framing heritage
Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (University of Notre Dame)

Knowledge and power in the UNESCO World Heritage system
Christoph Brumann (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle)

Sex, lies and heritage
Ellen Hertz (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Knowledge production and the National Museum
Kristin Kuutma (University of Tartu)

Unknowing a museum: memories and proposals for Lisbon’s Folk Art Museum
Alexandre Oliveira (ISCTE- Lisbon University Institute)

Making Sámi heritage: representations of Sámi culture and history in museum exhibitions
Nika Potinkara (University of Jyväskylä)

Heritage, power and ethnicity: a Norwegian case study
Arne Bugge Amundsen (University of Oslo)

Making noble World Heritage in Tana Toraja, Indonesia
Karin Klenke (University of Goettingen)  email

Heritage, knowledge, and conflict
Markus Tauschek (Universität Kiel)

World Heritage in the making: making politics and making conceptualizations
Hans-Jakob Ågotnes (University of Bergen)

Making Swiss intangible cultural heritage: tensions between the centre and its peripheries
Florence Graezer Bideau (EPFL)

Legal ground: metaphysical place for heritage making
Anita Vaivade (Latvian Academy of Culture)

“Swiss watch-making hasn’t changed!” The production of historical continuities and the heritagization of the watch-making industry in the Swiss Jura region

Hervé Munz (University of Neuchâtel)

Birth and life of historic centres in metropolitan areas
Filipa Ramalhete (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa)  and Flavio Barbini (Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa)

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Sief Congress Lisbon, Panel Sound, space and memory: ways of emotionalizing and instrumentalizing sound – 19 April 2011

During the 10th Sief Congress to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, Cyril Isnart (CIDEHUS-Universidade de Evora) and Eckehard Pistrick (Martin-Luther-University Halle/Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre)  are directing a panel called “Sound, space and memory: ways of emotionalizing and instrumentalizing sound”.

19 Apr, 2011 at 11:30-18:00
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Av. de Berna 26, Lisbon

Argument

Sound and space have been considered as two distinct phenomena, visual and aural, to be studied by different disciplines: (ethno)musicology and geography. But the anthropology of space, the anthropology of senses (Turner) and performance studies (Schiefflin, Marshall) have shown how music links with space and memory. Every experience of space is at the same time a visual, acoustic and memory experience. Places possess a particular soundscape (Murray Schafer, Feld, Scaldaferri) linked to the process of recollecting and learning the traces of the past.

In times of musical globalization and musical hybridization, music detaches itself from its space of origin and tends to exist as a non-spatial and non-identifiable object. On the other hand, sound becomes appropriated by space influenced by local discourses, nationalist rhetorics or heritage politics. Space is considered in these terms as the mythical origin of musical expressions.

In the last decades, human migrations have profoundly remodeled the relation between music and space. As a result, an increased role was attributed to aural memory for remembering places, involving particular emotions. In these terms, memory stimulates a widespread nostalgia for the sounds and spaces of origin.

The panel aims to highlight the connections between sound and space, in local emic terms and as an etic concept of cultural politics. How can ‘local sounds’ be understood in a globalized world? What role do memory processes play in linking space and sounds? In what sense does the aural compliment the visual in performance? In what respect can music as a symbol evoke a ‘lost space’?

Program

Silence habité: constructions sonores de la spatialité dans la clôture
Francesca Sbardella (Università di Bologna)

Building the hero: from ritual mourning to mp3 among the Armenian Yezidis
Estelle Amy de la Bretèque (Instituto de etnomusicologia (INET-MD/UNL)

Sound, space, and dance in the local “panigyria” in Greece: the co-relation of sound, space and dance in the local “panigyria” in Northwestern Greece, their dynamics and their social implications
Athena Katsanevaki (University of Macedonia)

Sounds like history: maritime heritage soundscapes and the appropration of the past
Johannes Mueske (University of Zurich) and Thomas Hengartner (University of Zurich)

Embodied imagination: understanding place through sound and movement
Eva Rodriguez Riestra (University of NSW)

Synchronization of images and music realised by Leoš Janáček in Moravia in 1906 in the context of documentation of the traditional Whitsuntide ritual “The Little Queens“
Jarmila Procházková (Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences)

Eastern dreams and sonic utopias: the amplified worlds of Romanian manele
Victor A. Stoichita (Instituto de etnomusicologia (INET-MD/UNL)

Linking spaces with sound
Olivier Feraud (LAU/IIAC/CNRS/EHESS)

“Die besten falschen Russen”: Exploring music and memory in the Russenpartyszene in Berlin
Tirza de Fockert (University of Amsterdam)

L’église, écrin de sonorités et de mémoires musicales: un espace en redéfinition
Josee laplace (UQAM)

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CFP: SIEF WG on Cultural Heritage and Property: Heritage and Individuals, 14-17 September, Pori, Finland

Heritage and Individuals
3rd Conference of the Working Group
on Cultural Heritage and Property
14–17 September 2011 in Pori, FinlandCall for papers

Conference of the “Heritage and Individuals” will penetrate different views to
– intangible and tangible cultural heritage
– cultural change from past to future
– individual and common definitions and  uses of cultural heritage
– culturally sustainable development.

Individual human beings, their different common and individual activities as a potential power in society, and different cultural, social, political, economic and legal contexts for cultural heritage activities are the core of this conference. Individual human beings and everyday life is the ground for all selected and protected cultural heritage, and the commercial, political and societal use of it. The power of national and international laws and conventions are remarkable. On the contrary, the power of individuals is often invisible, and it is not always obvious to take it into consideration in connection to cultural heritage and the use of it.

The power of individuals is hidden and fragmentised to unorganised and organised levels of activities, into different socio-cultural structures of activities, and to different local and global interaction networks. Glocal interaction, where locally active individuals and communities meet global contexts for their messages, is also extremely interesting contexts for the development of cultural heritage, and the individual and common uses of it. The power of individuals has multiple places, contexts, and contradictory directions in both the local and global context of cultural heritage.

Anyhow, it is never possible to protect any piece of cultural heritage without the individual power fragmentised in different parts of the society, into the political and legal structures of society, and in the everyday life. At the same time, people produce as individuals and organisations both on local and global level contradictory ideas about cultural heritage, the need of it, the protection of it, and the use of it. What could be culturally sustainable cultural heritage in this contradictory world?

Keynote lecturers:
–  Researcher and editor, PhD Petja Aarnipuu, The Kalevala Society
– Assistant Professor Lucky P. C. Belder, CIER, Centre for Intellectual Property Law, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
– Professor Hannu Saha, Department of Folk Music, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
– Univ. prof. Dr. Ingo Schneider, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Application:
To apply for participation in the conference, please send an abstract (250–300 words) to: Riina Haanpää (riihaa@utu.fi). Abstracts must be written in English and the conference language will be English.

Abstract submission deadline is 30 April 2011.

The acceptance will be announced by 31 May 2011.

The preliminary schedule of the conference:

Wednesday 14 September 2011: Evening reception
15–16 September 2011: Conference program with four keynote presentations and parallel sessions
Saturday 17 September 2011: Excursion (with a separate participation fee)

Participation fee:

Participation fee for different groups Early registration until 30 June 2011 Late registration from 1 July 2011
Standard fee 35,00 50,00
Fee for members of SIEF Working Group on Cultural heritage and property 20,00 35,00
Fee for students 20,00 35,00

 

Organisers of the conference

–  Cultural Heritage Studies and the Degree Program in Cultural Production and Landscape Studies (Pori) at the University of Turku, http://hum.utu.fi/oppiaineet/satakunta/en/

– Finland Futures Research Centre at the University of Turku, http://ffrc.utu.fi/en/

– Ethnos, the Association of Finnish Ethnologists and

– The Finnish Folklore Society

Further information:

Riina Haanpää, riihaa@utu.fi and Katriina Siivonen, katriina.siivonen@utu.fi.

Call for papers: Heritage and Individuals

Heritage and Individuals

3rd Conference of the Working Group on Cultural Heritage and Property

14–17 September 2011 in Pori, Finland
Call for papers
Conference of the “Heritage and Individuals” will penetrate different views to
–          intangible and tangible cultural heritage
–          cultural change from past to future
–          individual and common definitions and  uses of cultural heritage
–          culturally sustainable development.
Individual human beings, their different common and individual activities as a potential power in society, and different cultural, social, political, economic and legal contexts for cultural heritage activities are the core of this conference. Individual human beings and everyday life is the ground for all selected and protected cultural heritage, and the commercial, political and societal use of it. The power of national and international laws and conventions are remarkable. On the contrary, the power of individuals is often invisible, and it is not always obvious to take it into consideration in connection to cultural heritage and the use of it.
The power of individuals is hidden and fragmentised to unorganised and organised levels of activities, intodifferent socio-cultural structures of activities, and to different local and global interaction networks. Glocal interaction, where locally active individuals and communities meet global contexts for their messages, is also extremely interesting contexts for the development of cultural heritage, and the individual and common uses of it. The power of individuals has multiple places, contexts, and contradictory directions in both the local and global context of cultural heritage.
Anyhow, it is never possible to protect any piece of cultural heritage without the individual power fragmentised in different parts of the society, into the political and legal structures of society, and in the everyday life. At the same time, people produce as individuals and organisations both on local and global level contradictory ideas about cultural heritage, the need of it, the protection of it, and the use of it. What could be culturally sustainable cultural heritage in this contradictory world?
Keynote lecturers:
-          Researcher and editor, PhD Petja Aarnipuu, The Kalevala Society
-          Assistant Professor Lucky P. C. Belder, CIER, Centre for Intellectual Property Law, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
-          Professor Hannu Saha, Department of Folk Music, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
-          Univ. prof. Dr. Ingo Schneider, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Application:
To apply for participation in the conference, please send an abstract (250–300 words) to: Riina Haanpää (riihaa@utu.fi). Abstracts must be written in English and the conference language will be English.
Abstract submission deadline is 30 April 2011.
The acceptance will be announced by 31 May 2011.
The preliminary schedule of the conference:
Wednesday 14 September 2011: Evening reception
15–16 September 2011: Conference program with four keynote presentations and parallel sessions
Saturday 17 September 2011: Excursion (with a separate participation fee)
Participation fee:
Participation fee for different groups
Early registration until 30 June 2011
Late registration from 1 July 2011
Standard fee
35,00
50,00
Fee for members of SIEF Working Group on Cultural heritage and property
20,00
35,00
Fee for students
20,00
35,00
Organisers of the conference:
–          Cultural Heritage Studies and the Degree Program in Cultural Production and Landscape Studies (Pori) at the University of Turku, http://hum.utu.fi/oppiaineet/satakunta/en/
–          Finland Futures Research Centre at the University of Turku,http://www.tse.fi/EN/units/specialunits/ffrc/Pages/default.aspx
–          Ethnos, the Association of Finnish Ethnologists and
–          The Finnish Folklore Society
Further information:
Riina Haanpää, riihaa@utu.fi and Katriina Siivonen, katriina.siivonen@utu.fi.

CFP Engaging space, Performing place: ‘making place’ through expressive practice – Lisbon – April 2011

The SIEF conference – People make places: ways of feeling the world – taking place in Lisbon, 17-21 April 2011 is open for individual paper proposals*.
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2011/panels.php5

We would like to invite the submission of paper proposals for the following panel:

Panel title:   Engaging space, Performing place: ‘making place’ through expressive practice (P222)

In this panel we would like to explore how people engage with space in performative and other expressive practices. We want to focus on how, in these practices, reflexive (sensory) experience is used to ‘make’ meaningful places, which can be imagined or real, public or private.

We take as our starting point the notion that expressive/performative practices are embedded in and contingent upon socio-cultural context, and that they are brought into being through, and are dependent on, the engagement of individuals/groups with their physical and social environment; in short, that they are em-placed and em-bodied expressions of  ‘being-in-the-world’ (Csordas, 1999).

We would like to invite proposals for papers that reflect, theoretically and/or empirically, on current notions of space and place in a variety of disciplines – such as geographer Doreen Massey’s (2005) perception of space as a ‘spatio-temporal event’ or anthropologists’ Tim Ingold’s (2008) notion of place as a ‘meshwork of paths’ ‘occurring’ through the movement of people and other organisms through space, or Paul Stoller’s work on embodiment and sensuous scholarship -, and that relate this reflection on space and place to the practice of expressive performance, stressing the relationship between bodies and minds and the materiality and sensoriality of place.

Maria Krom, PhD Researcher, CRIA-Center for the Research in Anthropology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Anthony McCann, Lecturer in Contemporary Folk Culture, University of Ulster

*NOTE:

Papers may not be proposed by emailing convenors directly. The call for papers is detailed on the SIEF website (see link above).  There is a page of information/instruction and then a link to the list of panels/workshops.  All papers must be proposed online via the website.  The method is as follows.  Beneath the long abstract of each panel is a link saying “Propose a paper”.  Click on that and complete the online form, asking for contact details, a title, short and long abstract, any AV requirements, and the contact details of any co-authors. On conclusion of this process, you will receive an email confirming your submission.  The panel convenors will also receive such an email, alerting them to your proposal. Deadline: 15 October 2010

Workshop : Sief Working Group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Property’

Working Group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Property’ 2nd Meeting
16th September 2010, Lisbon, Auditório 1, FCSH-UNL (Av. Berna, 26-C, 1069-061 Lisboa)
17th September, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto.

After the 1st and successful meeting of the WG in Tartu, Estonia, in August 2009, we are pleased to announce the 2nd meeting of the SIEF’s Working Group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Property’, to be held in Portugal from 16 to 17 September 2010.

This meeting addresses the relationships between heritage and power. It aims to discuss in a comprehensive way and with ethnographic grounds the discourses and practices associated with the contemporary production and consumption of localized heritage in the current context of the global capitalist ideology. (Note: the adopted work language will be English)

Organization: Luís Silva, Paula Mota Santos
Partnerships: Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA / FCSH-UNL, Lisbon); Fernando Pessoa University (Porto)
More details

http://www.cria.org.pt/

CFP 2nd Meeting of SIEF’s WG on Cultural Heritage & Property 2010, Last Call

2nd Meeting of the SIEF’s Working Group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Property’
Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce the second and last call for papers for the 2nd meeting of the SIEF’s working group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Property’, to be held in Portugal from 16 to 17 September 2010, concerning the theme Heritage and Power.
As anthropological literature produced in the last decades show, power is a central matter within the realm of heritage. Heritage products and places are shaped by different kinds of power relations. The current capitalist ideology is the driving force of the contemporary processes of conversion of different types of cultural goods into heritage commodities, which are exchanged in the global tourist market. It also informs a set of global and local discourses and practices about heritage in a wide range of geographical contexts. In these processes, individuals and collectivities make up and participate in several ‘fields of power’ (Wolf 1999) in order to achieve their own political, social, and economic purposes. Politicians, specialists, tourist entrepreneurs, and local populations are the forces implicated in it. They all produce discourses and daily practices which are inscribed in particular contexts and which produce and transform power structures.
This meeting aims to discuss in a comprehensive way the concepts, ideas, and practices that inform the entwining of heritage and power. Proposals should deal with the following questions: What kind of power relations are woven into heritage and how?
How are they recombined in specific contexts? How are they objectified within contemporary ‘globalizing dynamics’ (Sassen 2006)? Papers with ethnographic grounds are especially welcome, but inquiries into theory are also expected.
Main topics include heritage policies and local practices; heritage guardianship and proprietorship; heritage preservation and interpretation; heritage tourism promotion and consumption; social agents and processes related to the construction and management of heritage.

Organization:
Luís Silva – Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA / FCSH – UNL, Portugal)
Paula Mota Santos – University Fernando Pessoa (Porto, Portugal)
Location: Lisbon and Porto (Portugal)
Fees: There is no fee for the meeting. But participants carry their own cost of travel and
accommodation.
Work Language: English
Application: To apply for participation in the meeting, please send an abstract (around 250 words) to
Luís Silva (luis.silva98@gmail.com), and Paula Mota Santos (pmsantos@ufp.edu.pt).
Abstract submission deadline: 15 May, 2010. Later abstracts will not be considered.