Balkan and Baltic States in United Europe – History, Religion, and Culture. International Conference


 

 

PROGRAMME

Balkan and Baltic States in United Europe – History, Religion, and Culture II

 

October 1 – 3, 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria

International Conference

 

Balkan Ethnology Department

Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

 

9.00 – 10.00 Registration

IEFSEM, Moskovska 6 A, Second floor

 

Opening session, Hall N 19

10.00 – 10.30 Words of Welcome

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

 

 

Panel I. History, Hall N 19

 

11.00 – 12.00 Session I. History and Its Interpretations, Hall N 19

 

Chair: Petko Hristov

Discussant: Galina Lozanova

 

Ilze Boldāne, University of Latvia, Riga. The Interpretation of Latvian History in the School Textbooks and Interviews

 

Evgenia Troeva, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. National Genealogy and Festivalization of the Past

 

Ivaylo Markov, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. Cultural Heritage, Collective Memory and Ethnic Boundaries: The Case of Albanians from Republic Macedonia

 

Dimitar Atanassov, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. Imagining the Past: Visual Narrative and Ideology

 

12.00 – 12.30 Discussion

 

12.30 – 14.00 Pause

 

 

14.00 – 15.00 Session II. “Others” – History, Memory, and Identity, Hall N 19

 

Chair: Ilze Boldāne

Discussant: Evgenia Troeva

 

Hristo Kyuchukov & Gyulsum Islak, Free University of Berlin, Germany. The Mehter Roma of Bulgaria – Who Are They?

 

Каспарс Зеллис, Университет Латвии, Рига. Воспоминания геноцида: истребление цыган/рома в годы Второй мировой войны в коммуникативной культуре общины рома Латвии

 

Inese Runce, University of Latvia, Riga. Jewish Religious Congregations in Latvia during the Times of Authoritarian Regime of Kārlis Ulmanis: 1934 – 1940 and Contemporary Historical Memory

 

Петко Христов, ИЭФЭМ – БАН, София, Болгария. Роль праздничного календаря в конструировании идентичности в диаспоре (на примере украинцев в Софии и болгар в Одессе)

 

15.00 – 15.30 Discussion

 

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

 

 

16.00 – 17.15 Session III. Post-Modern Identities, Hall N 19

 

Chair: Piret Voolaid

Discussant: Каспарс Зеллис

 

Olga Brusylovska, I. I. Mechnikov Odessa State University, Ukraine. Post-Communist Identities and Their Transformations: Cases of Poland and Romania

 

Венета Янкова, Шуменский университет „Епископ Константин Преславский”, Болгария. О татарах в Литве – проблемы идентификации

 

Edin Smailović, Bosniak Council of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro. Muslims from Bijelo Polje in Turkey: History and Relation to Homeland

 

Мария Галанова, ИЭФЭМ – БАН, София, Болгария. Традиционные стереотепные представления и современные медийные образы этнических меньшинств в Болгарии

 

17.15 – 17.50 Discussion

 

 

Panel 2. Culture – Traditions and Innovations, Hall of Mirrors

 

11.00 – 12.00 Session I, Hall of Mirrors

 

Chair: Ekaterina Anastasova

Discussant: Valeriia Kolosova

 

Rasa Račiūnaitė-Pauţuolienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. Change of Identity in the Bulgarian and Lithuanian Families in the Beginning of the 21st Century

 

Рачко Попов, ИЭФЭМ – БАН, София, Болгария. Имена святых и их праздники в традициях балканских народов

 

Reet Hiiemäe, Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu. Food and Magical Thinking: Dietary Ways to Protect the Body and the Self

 

Irma Šidiškienė, Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius. Contemporary Culture: Professions Days in Lithuania

 

12.00 – 12.30 Discussion

 

12.30 – 14.00 Pause

 

14.00 – 15.00 Session II, Hall of Mirrors

 

Chair: Rasa Račiūnaitė-Pauţuolienė

Discussant: Reet Hiiemäe

 

Anete Karlsone, University of Latvia, Riga. The Ttraditional Craft Skills in Modern Latvian Cultural Environment

 

Андрей Тонев, ИЭФЭМ – БАН, София, Болгария. Западно-европейские монеты в болгарских украшениях (ХVII – XIX вв.)

 

Petya Bankova, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. An Ordinary Day of a Child’s Life in the Bulgarian Traditional Culture

 

Евгения Иванова & Велчо Крыстев, Региональный исторический музей, Стара Загора, Болгария. Магические практики болгар и цыган/ромов – взаимопроникновение в традиционной культуре

 

15.00 – 15.30 Discussion

 

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

 

 

16.00 – 17.15 Session III, Hall of Mirrors

 

Chair: Dimitar Atanassov

Discussant: Anete Karlsone

 

Marju Kõivupuu, Tallinn University, Estonia. Ash to Ash. Construction of Traditions: Cremation Ceremonies in Estonia Today

 

Irina Kolarska-Mladenova, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. Assigning Holidays

 

Екатерина Анастасова, ИЭФЭМ – БАН, София, Болгария. Традиционная культура – между „культурным наследием” и „культурным туризмом” (на примерах из Болгарии, Эстонии и Латвии)

 

Александр Пригарин, Одесский национальный университет им. И. И. Мечникова, Украина. Глокализация по-одесски: торговые практики в современном мегаполисе

 

17.15 – 17.50 Discussion

 

18.00 – 20.00 Reception

Second floor

 

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

 

 

Panel 2. Culture – Traditions and Innovations, Hall of Mirrors

 

11.00 – 12.00 Session IV, Hall of Mirrors

 

Chair: Irma Šidiškienė

Discussant: Plamena Stoyanova

 

Valeriia Kolosova, Institute for Linguistic Studies (ILI), Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg. „Bear“ Plants in Bulgarian Folk Botany Nomination

 

Rasa Paukštytė–Šaknienė, Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius. The Culture of Leisure Time in the Lithuanian Family

 

Piret Voolaid, Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu. Our Olympic Winner and Doping Lore: Constructing a Culture Hero Online

 

Liisi Laineste, Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu. Social Memory, Internet Humour and Sharing: Central Cultural Logic of Web 2.0.

 

12.00 – 12.30 Discussion

 

12.30 – 14.00 Pause

 

 

Panel 3. Religion, Hall N 19

 

9.00 – 10.00 Session I. Religion and Politics

 

Chair: Mare Kõiva

Discussant: Inese Runce

 

9.00 – 9.30 Keynote paper: Виктор Шнирельман, Институт этнологии и антропологии Российской академии наук, Москва. В ожидании Антихриста

 

Ţilvytis Šaknys, Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius. Ritual Year in Lithuanian Town: Religion, Ethnicity and Ideology

 

Веселин Тепавичаров, Софийский государственный университет им. Климента Охридского, Болгария. “Левое” и “правое” в болгарской политике

 

10.00 – 10.30 Discussion

 

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

 

 

11.00 – 12.00 Session II. Religion, Beliefs, and Sacred Places, Hall N 19

 

Chair: Ţilvytis Šaknys

Discussant: Matthias Bickert

 

Richard Witt, Athens, Greece. Christianized Pagan Beliefs as a Central Element of Baltic and Balkan Society

 

Aušra Kairaitytė, Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius. Traditional and Contemporary Religiosity: Cult of the Mother of God and the Saints

 

Jonas Mardosa, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Vilnius. Hill of Crosses in Lithuania: Features of Pilgrimage and Folk Religiosity in 20th – Beginning of the 21st Century

 

Mare Kõiva & Andres Kuperjanov, Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu. Sacred Places – the Destinations of Travels and Pilgrimages

 

12.00 – 12.30 Discussion

 

12.30 – 14.00 Pause

 

 

14.00 – 15.15 Session III. Religion and Religious Communities, Hall N 19

 

Chair: Aušra Kairaitytė

Discussant: Mara Kiope

 

Galina Lozanova, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. Ethnic and Religious Exclusion Attitudes in Muslim Stories of the Prophets

 

Matthias Bickert, University of Bamberg, Germany. Between Spatial and Spiritual Presence – Islamic Re-Sanctification in Albania

 

Nadeţda Pazuhina, University of Latvia, Riga. Socio-Cultural Practices of Latvian Old-Believers: the Experience of Self-Organization Practice and Religious Education

 

15.15 – 16.00 Discussion

 

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

 

 

Panel 4. Migrants and Migrations, Hall of Mirrors

 

14.00 – 15.15 Session I, Hall of Mirrors

 

Chair: Daniel Goeler

Discussant: Anna Krasteva

 

Mariyanka Borisova, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. Bulgarian Female Migration to EU – Characteristics and Tendencies

 

Mila Maeva, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. Bulgarian and Baltic Immigration in the Great Britain (Comparative Research)

 

Irina Airinei Vasile, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration & Sorin Bordusanu, Bucharest Comission for Attribution of Street Names, Romania. The Territory North of the Danube, a Welcoming Refuge for Balkan Populations

 

15.15 – 16.00 Discussion

 

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

 

 

16.30 – 17.30 Session II, Hall of Mirrors

 

Chair: Irina Airinei Vasile

Discussant: Mila Maeva

Daniel Goeler, University of Bamberg, Germany. On the Variability of Migration Systems. Experiences from Latvia and Albania Emigration

 

Anna Krasteva, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria. Being Bulgarian Abroad (From Migration to Mobility)

 

Alberto Alonso-Ponga García, Salamanca University, Spain. Identity in Construction. Identity Definitions in the Integration Process of the Bulgarian Community in Castile and Leon (Spain)

 

17.30 – 18.00 Discussion

 

 

16.30 – 17.30 Panel 5. EU and EU-integration, Hall N 19

 

Chair: Alexander Ganchev

Discussant: Sofiya Zahova

 

Mara Kiope, University of Latvia, Riga. Shifting Perception: Attempt to Generate a Latvian – Bulgarian Communal Space in EU

 

Enis Kelmendi & Pajazit Haizeri, University of Pristine, Kosovo. The Religious Coexistence of Albanians – a Good Experience for the European Union

 

Yelis Erolova, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. Bulgarians and Romanians – “New” Old Europeans

 

17.30 – 18.00 Discussion

 

18.00 – 19.00 Ethnographic films, Hall N 19

 

Collection of the National Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

 

 

Friday, October 3, 2014

 

9.00 – 10.00 Panel 6. Empires and States, Nations and Communities, Hall N 19

 

Chair: Jonas Mardosa

Discussant: Olga Brusylovska

 

9.00 – 9.30 Keynote paper: Raymond Detrez, Ghent University, Belgium. The Orthodox Christian Community in the Ottoman Empire: a Failed (Proto-) Nation?

 

Nikolay Nenovski, CRIISEA, University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France; ICER, Torino, Italy & Pencho Penchev, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria; CRIISEA, University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France. Money without a State. Currencies of the Orthodox Christians in the Balkan Provinces of the Ottoman Empire (17th –19th centuries)

 

Светлана Коч, Институт социальных наук Одесского национального университета им. И. И. Мечникова, Украина. Национальные приоритеты в выборе стратегии развития этно-культурными региональными группами (на примере Бессарабии)

 

10.00 – 10.30 Discussion

 

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

 

 

11.00 – 12.00 Panel 7. New Religious Movements, Hall N 19

 

Chair: Nadeţda Pazuhina

Discussant: Richard Witt

 

Solveiga Krumina-Konkova, University of Latvia, Riga. New Religiosity in Latvia: Self-Development Webinars as a Near-Religious Phenomenon

 

Mariya Serafimova, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. A New Religious Sensibility

 

Svetoslava Toncheva, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. The Vision of Bulgaria’s and Greece’s Future during Social Crisis in Mantic Discourse

 

Mario Marinov, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. New Religious Movements and Social Development

 

12.00 – 12.30 Discussion

 

12.30 – 14.00 Pause

 

 

14.00 – 15.00 Panel 8. Transformations of Post-Socialist Society, Hall N 19

 

Chair: Виктор Шнирельман

Discussant: Svetoslava Toncheva

 

Agnė Kalėdienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. Historical Reconstruction Clubs in Lithuania: Searching for Identity in Post-Socialist Society

 

Branko Bošković, University of Donja Gorica, Podgorica, Montenegro. Modernity and Identity in the Contemporary State of Montenegro

 

Sofiya Zahova, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. Is It Possible to Have a Civic Nation on the Balkans: the Case of Montenegro

 

Plamena Stoyanova, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria. The Birth of the New Bulgarian Civil Society (or the Rebellion against the Failed Transition)

 

Ruta Ubareviciene, Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Vilnius. Ethno-Political Effects of Suburbanization in the Vilnius Urban Region. An Analysis of Voting Behaviour

 

15.00 – 15.30 Discussion

 

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

 

 

14.00 – 15.00 Panel 9. Language, Ethnogenesis, and Ethnic History Hall of Mirrors

 

Chair: Edin Smailović

Discussant: Hristo Kyuchukov

 

Александр Шапошников, Отдел этимологии и ономастики Института Русского языка им. В. В. Виноградова РАН, Москва, Россия. Финеиды – Гелон – Прибалтика: глоттогенез и этногенез брутенов, литовцев и латышей по данным гуманитарных и естественных наук

 

Александр Ганчев, Национальный университет им. И. И. Мечникова, Одесса & Владимир Мильчев, Запорожский национальный университет, Запорожье, Украина. Этногенетические связи населения нахии Караджа-даг и «туканцев» Буджака в первой трети ХІХ вв. (по материалам церковной и светской статистики и учета)

 

Юлия Узун, Одесский национальный университет им. И. И. Мечникова, Украина. Проекты пространственной реструктуризации на Балканах в контексте процессов этнонациональной консолидации

 

15.00 – 15.30 Discussion

 

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

 

16.00 – 18.00 Final Discussion, Hall N 19

 

Conclusions and Prospects for New Cooperation

 

19.00 Farewell party

 

Restaurant “O! Shipka”, 13, Budapeshta Str

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