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>The Centre for Studies in Folklife and Traditional Culture of the County
>of Dolj, Romania
>05.05.2004-08.05.2004, Craiova, Romania
>Deadline: 01.12.2003
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>Dear Colleagues,
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>It is our great pleasure to let you know that, from 05 to 08 May 2004,
>The Centre for Studies in Folklife and Traditional Culture of the County
>of Dolj, an academic institute for studies in ethnology and
>anthropology, will organise in Craiova, Romania the international
>seminar "Death and Orient/La mort et l'Orient". Our seminar's aim is to
>create a debate framework for academics both from Romania and from
>abroad that are concerned with such a complex topic as death and its
>representations.
>
>If in Western Europe death was the subject of some very interesting
>academic debates and papers, despite of a constant interest shown to
>this research topic by the scholars in the Eastern Europe, the results
>of the research work in this part of the continent are far from being
>known enough to the international academic community. The variety of
>documentation sources and the persistence of some funeral rituals and
>usage in this area which are far from having eroded their significance
>entitle the idea of constructing a research field at least as
>interesting as that one in the Western Europe. Only the comparative
>evaluation of the research results will offer a general view of the
>dialogue the European societies developed with the idea of death, this
>process specific features and joint aspects.
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>Our intention is that the participants in the seminar (ethnologists,
>anthropologists, historians, philologists, art historians etc.) should
>discuss the results of their research work stressing on: sources of
>their research, methodological aspects of their work, the usefulness of
>a multi-disciplinary approach of this field. Papers will be given in
>English or French and they are not to exceed 20 minutes of time. In
>order to improve communication we are going to edit and publish the
>volume of the seminar in advance, so that each participant should have
>it in its conference portfolio. That is why the paper to be presented
>during the conference, the in extenso copy, should be submitted to our
>editorial board by February 28th, 2004.
>
>The submitters should send the papers to the publisher at the following
>address:
>
>Mihai Fifor, manager
>Nicolae Mihai, editor in chief
>Centrul Creatiei Populare Dolj (The Centre for Studies in Folklife and
>Traditional Culture of the County of Dolj)
>28 Alexandru Macedonski Street
>1100 Craiova-Romania
>
>The organisers will cover all the accommodation expenses.
>
>The deadline for registration and sending the tentative title of your
>paper is December 1st 2003.
>
>
>Looking forward to hearing from you,
>Truly yours,
>
>Mihai Fifor, Ph.D.
>Researcher
>Manager of the The Centre for Studies in Folklife and Traditional
>Culture of the County of Dolj, Romania
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>Mihai Fifor, manager
>Nicolae Mihai, editor in chief
>
>Centrul Creatiei Populare Dolj (The Centre for Studies in Folklife and
>Traditional Culture of the County of Dolj)
>28 Alexandru Macedonski Street
>1100 Craiova-Romania
>
>Tel./fax. +40 251 524844, +40 251 523053
>E-mail: [log in to unmask]
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