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10th International Congress of SIEF (Société internationale d'ethnologie et de folklore)
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4/17/2011 to 4/21/2011
When: 4/17/2011
Where: Universidade Nova de Lisboa
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SIEF 2011: People Make Places - ways of feeling the world

The 10th international SIEF congress will take place in Lisbon, 17-21 April 2011.

The Call for papers closes 25 October.

With one day to go we've had 605 papers proposed to 77 panels/workshops...

The Call for films is now open and closes end-November.

Please read the theme and sub-themes and then view the full list of accepted panels and workshops.

A detailed timetable is now available.

Languages: SIEF is officially trilingual, allowing presentations in English, French and German. However it is up to the decision of the panel convenors as to which languages they will accept in their panel/workshop. Certainly not all delegates will understand French or German, so those presenting in other languages should have a summary in English and possibly a print-out of the paper (in this language) for those who struggle with the oral presentation, to follow. In the first instance please contact the convenors of the relevant panel and ask them if they are happy to accept a paper in a language besides English.

Registration will open 1st December. Fees will be €250 for non-members, €170 for members and €80 for students. This includes three lunches, coffee during the breaks and the opening reception. The conference dinner will be an optional extra. There will be day-registrations available.

Accommodation will be in local hotels, and in some cases we have negotiated special rates for advance bookings. Read the information provided, then make your own booking directly.

Funding: SIEF has secured a small amount of funding from the Wenner-Gren Fund which will be used to assist the participation of scholars, with priority being given to those from lower income countires. We will post an online application form, along with more information, once decisions have been made over papers.

Excursions: these are in the process of being arranged and info will appear here in late-October.

All conference enquiries should be sent to congress(at)


The congress will take place at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Av. de Berna 26 Lisbon, in central Lisbon. The keynote speeches will take place (in principle) at the Gulbenkian Foundation, 5 minutes walk and on the same street as the congress' main venue. The hotels will be within a 15 minutes walk from the venue.

Local organizers

CRIA-Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (Center for Research in Anthropology- Portugal). CRIA is an inter-institutional centre for research in anthropology organized in four locations based on Portuguese universities (ISCTE, FCSH-UNL, FCT-UC, UM). The centre hosts a team of 60 PhD researchers. CRIA will be assisted by the nomadic team of professional conference organizers and membership administrators, NomadIT.

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