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Between the Worlds: Magic, Miracles and Mysticism
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/29/2020 to 10/31/2020
When: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Where: Sofia, Bulgaria 
Contact: Balkan Ethnology Department
+359 2 805 26 14

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Balkan Ethnology Department at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum (IEFSEM) at the Bulgarian Academy of Science is pleased to announce its forthcoming international conference “Between the Worlds: Magic, Miracles and Mysticism” to be held October 29–31, 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The magical world still has a hold on modern reality, whether it is through the saga of Harry Potter and the wizardry world, the zombies of “Walking Dead,” or the vampires of the “Vampire Diaries.” Baba Vanga’s prophesies are frequently part of the media, and pop-culture impacts current political events not only in the Balkans, but Europe, and even the US and Russia. The miracles of natural areas, sacred places, icons, and monuments are still bringing together a multitude of believers each year to different parts of the world. This comes a testimony to the fact that people still desire to know the unknown and reach out for what cannot be seen, touched, felt, and often accounted for. The magical and mystical perceptions, experiences, views, beliefs, and practices have become more visible in the contemporary globalized world. The contact spaces between people and supernatural forces have various social aspects, which set the wide thematic range of the conference.

Working language of the conference is English.

Proposals for presentations are being accepted until February 9, 2020. For more information on the CFP, see the AFS Review

For more information on the conference, visit 2020 Conference

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