Call For Panels

The Call For Panels, Roundtables, Workshops and Combined Formats is now open for SIEF2023 Living Uncertainty that will take place in Brno, Czech Republic from 7-10 June 2023; deadline: 17 October 2022.



Call for Panels

SIEF2023 16th Congress

Brno, Czech Republic: 7-10 June 2023

With the theme Living Uncertainty, SIEF2023 encourages participants to open the debate on uncertainty in Ethnology, Folklore and adjoining fields, both in terms of the uncertainty of everyday life and of epistemological uncertainty.

We currently face a new level of uncertainty as our "traditional" paradigm of research, teaching, and presentation conducted face-to-face is transformed in favour of online interactions and knowledge sharing. We are discovering new virtual terrains and/or terrains located in the future that force us to rethink our approaches.

SIEF2023 thus invites panels, roundtables and other conference formats that explore research in uncertain fields and situations: global and local conflicts, environmental and social disasters, situations of ontological and cognitive dissonance, and, last but not least, pandemics or war (in any sense of the word).

(Please note: The call for posters and papers will open on 14 November, 2022.)

The Call for Panels is now open and will close at 23:59 CEST (UTC+02:00) on 17 October 2022. All panels must be proposed via online form, where you will need to enter the following information:

  • the format of your proposal
  • a panel title (NB if proposing a SIEF working group affiliation, append that in square brackets to the panel title)
  • names and email addresses of the (two) panel convenors
  • a short abstract of <300 characters
  • long abstract (description) of less than 250 words

You may add names of any chairs/discussants, although these can be added subsequently by emailing the admin team.

Please read an exploration of the theme and the details on the Call for Panels page