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CFP: Interım Conference of the Internatıonal Society for Folk Narratıve Research (ISFNR)

Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The University of Hacettepe, one of the leading universities in Turkey, is proud to invite the members of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research to hold an Interim Conference in Ankara, Turkey, September 1-6, 2015. Hacettepe University pledges itself to train highly qualified individuals for the future of the country in the light of the universal values and availing of its wide experience in science, technology and art and to offer its output in the fields of research, education and service for the benefit of the society.

We welcome scholarly presentations (time limit 20 minutes) concerning any of the following topics:

1. Cutural heritage: The role of narratives and narrating in creating and transforming cultural heritages.

2. Societies in transition: How do narratives and narrating promote, influence, or obstruct societal change?

3. Narrative and Religion: How do narratives relate to specific aspects of religion, such as the worship of saints and sacred places?


You are welcome to submit your conference registration by sending an e-mail to The deadline for proposals is 15 March 2015. Participants will be notified of acceptance by May 1, 2015. Please make sure to include the following information with your proposal:

  • full name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation;
  • membership status;
  • the title of your proposed paper;
  • a 250 word abstract;
  • a 150 word bionote;

Registration Fee

Regular Registration (until June 1, 2015)

  • Full registration: 150 EUR
  • Reduced fee for accompanying persons, unemployed colleagues and PhD students: 75 EUR

Late registration or on site payment (after June 1, 2015)

  • Full registration: 175 EUR
  • Reduced fee for accompanying persons, unemployed colleagues and PhD students: 90 EUR

Note. Participants of the Interim Conference are reminded that this is an event organized primarily by and for members of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research. To ensure their full ISFNR membership status participants will be asked to check with the treasurer or the treasurer's representative, and ISFNR members who have not yet paid their dues will be asked to do so during on-site registration. The current membership rates are 25 Euros or 30 US Dollars per annum. Non-members wishing to participate in the Ankara congress are welcome, but will be expected to pay an additional registration fee of 50 EUR prior to registration. Reduced rates at 25 EUR for non-members will only be applicable for students, unemployed, and accompanying persons. Please note that all payments to the ISFNR treasurer must be made in cash.

Second circular

A second circular with detailed information about the venue as well as accommodation and suggestions for travel arrangements will be mailed to those who have registered for the conference in due time. Please note that participants are expected to pay for their own travel arrangements.

Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer, Conference President

Prof. Dr. Özkul Çobanoğlu, Conference Secretary

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Marzolph, ISFNR President

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