Heritages, Spaces, Borders: Meetings of two SIEF working groups (Ljubljana, Slovenia March/April 2020)

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The ZRC SAZU (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts) Institute of Slovenian Ethnology (Ljubljana, Slovenia) announces the meeting of the two SIEF working groups Space-Lore and Place-Lore and Cultural Heritage and Property in Ljubljana, March 30 to April 3, 2020 under the title

Heritages, Spaces, Borders

1. The spaces of real and imagined borders

SIEF WG Space-Lore and Place-Lore

Ljubljana, March 30–April 1, 2020

The expansions of the European Union and the end of the Cold War are but some of the more recent events that have inspired increasing ethnographic research of space and place as well as of (international) borders, although these issues were often explored separately. The borders of Europe went through significant changes, often marked by the decline or consolidation of border regimes, which helped define spaces of local and global dimensions. Read the full call and more details here.


2. Border and Boundaries in/of Heritages

SIEF WG Cultural Heritage and Property

Ljubljana, April 1–3, 2020

This conference invites reflections on the mutually constitutive interplay between boundaries, borders and heritage as a metacultural process. Boundaries, borders, limits and divisions and their multiplicative effects can be focal points of transition, encounter and conflict. They include territorial boundaries (between settlements, regions, countries); borders that mark identity at the level of local, ethnic, national or religious communities; administrative boundaries that delimit matters linked to the definition, legitimization and regulation of heritage; and classificatory boundaries, which mark distinctions between tangible and intangible heritage, between natural and cultural heritage, between laymen and experts.

Read the full call and details of the conference here .


To submit a paper, please email: borders2020(at)zrc-sazu.si

Submissions must include: title of the paper, an abstract of no more than 250 words, brief CV of no more than 150 words, name and academic affiliation. The language of the conference is English.



January 31, 2020: Paper submission by e-mail borders2020@zrc-sazu.si

February 15, 2020: Notification of acceptance / rejection of paper proposals

February 28, 2020: Final program

March 1–25, 2020: Registration open

March 30–April 1, 2020: Conference of SIEF WG Space-lore and Place-lore

April 1–3, 2020:  Conference of SIEF WG Cultural Heritage and Property Conference.

ORGANIZERS: ZRC SAZU, Institute of Slovenian Ethnology, SIEF WG Place-lore and Space-lore and SIEF WG Cultural Heritage and Property

ZRC SAZU (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Novi trg 2-5, Ljubljana


- for one conference (Coffee breaks and one Dinner) is 90 €

- for both conferences (Coffee breaks and two Dinners) is 135 €


The organizers do not provide any transportation, accommodation, nor preferential registration fees.

CONTACT: borders2020@zrc-sazu.si 


Assoc. Prof. Jurij Fikfak
Novi trg 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana