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CFP: SIEF: "Body Techniques: The Arts of Using the Human Body"
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1/14/2013 at 5:38:23 PM GMT
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CFP: SIEF: "Body Techniques: The Arts of Using the Human Body"

*The 11th international SIEF congress *will take place in *Tartu, Estonia,

30th June to 4th July 2013. *We aim to gather 500 ethnologists,

folklorists, anthropologists and others interested in European culture for

four exciting days of keynotes, parallel panels, ethnographic films, book

fair and a congress banquet.

The Call for papers is open and will *close on 18th January 2013.*

We would like to bring your attention the following SIEF 2013 panel and

invite submissions for papers.

*P35: Body Techniques: The Arts of Using the Human Body*

Taking inspiration from Mauss' notion of the techniques of the body, this

panel proposes to explore the current state of the ethnology of the body

through various case studies. Paper proposals are invited on any of the

various "ways in which people know how to use their bodies", from walking

to dancing, from sports to hygiene, from sex to heritage, and beyond.

Questions to address might include: How are human bodies constituted,

theorized, disciplined, carried, experienced, and placed in relation to

other bodies, objects, places, ideas and social codes? How are bodies

apprehended in relation to society and to time, how are their presence and

movement written or transcribed, and how are social and temporal

relationships inscribed on bodies? Emphasizing the body as an instrument of

articulation, as a medium of performance, as a site of experience, as well

as a tool of investigation, the panel will explore the contributions of

body-centered perspectives to current scholarship in ethnology and

folklore, and, conversely, how folklore and ethnology may contribute to

interdisciplinary scholarship on the body.

All proposals must be made via the bespoke on-line facility that SIEF is

using to handle all proposals. Proposals should not be sent by email.

Please follow the link on the panel website:

Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of less

than 300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words. The proposal may also

state the audio-visual requirements you have for your presentation.*


Valdimar Hafstein (University of Iceland)

Ellen Hertz (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

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