Publisher’s note in English, Spanish and Galician: A cordial greeting to the participants at this conference. Let us know if there are ways that remote participants can follow the conversations and track the changes of a transforming world with you. = Un cordial saúdo aos participantes nesta conferencia. = Un saludo cordial a los participantes en esta conferencia. Háganos saber si hay formas en que los participantes remotos pueden seguir las conversaciones y hacer un seguimiento de los cambios de un mundo en transformación con usted. = Déixenos saber se hai formas nas que os participantes remotos poden seguir as conversas e seguir os cambios dun mundo transformador contigo.
The International Society for Ethnology and Folklore Congress takes place April 14-17 in Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain and the destination of the Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James), one of the most important pilgrimage routes from medieval times. Hashtag: #sief2019
SIEF: “There could be no better place than Santiago de Compostela to host a conference for those well versed in the science and art of observing and analysing human tracks – ethnologists, folklorists, anthropologists and other trackers of culture. The congress’ theme Track Changes: Reflecting on a Transforming World draws upon both the ethnological explorations of human life and its continual change as well as the transforming, yet constant, Camino.”
- Does the congress have a hashtag? (Yes, #sief2019)
- Is there a directory of participants? Bonus points for online links to websites, blogs and Twitter accounts.
- Will there be livestreaming and/or recorded video from the conference?
- Are any of the participants writing, blogging, or tweeting from the event?
- Are any of the presentations focused on Indigenous languages in this International Year of Indigenous Languages?
- What would locals like visitors to know about Santiago de Compostela?
— AnitaPastora (@AnitaPastora) March 28, 2017
— siefhome (@siefhome) December 17, 2018
Hoy se ha presentado el 14º Congreso de Antropología que se celebrará en Santiago de Compostela desde el 14 al 17 de abril. La cita reunirá a cerca de 900 especialistas de más de 50 países. Tienes toda la info del congreso aquí ➡️https://t.co/o9F4nvFN9F @IncipitCSIC @CSICGalicia pic.twitter.com/PbOVUo49xt
— CSIC (@CSIC) April 12, 2019
#SIEF2019 best conference ever & it hasn’t even started..evidence here & trigger warning-food porn pics ahead.. when I’m conference overlord all mtgs will include these and only be in Spain.. been eating since noon, napped & back at it at 1130 @afsfolklorists @iasa @foodandwine pic.twitter.com/OUZtYgdKPY
— Guha Shankar (@realguha1) April 13, 2019
https://t.co/8aBCSY6Z8S “The 14th international SIEF congress, @sdcompostela . The theme, Track Changes: Reflecting on a Transforming World, draws upon both the ethnological explorations of human life and its continual change as well as the transforming, yet constant, Camino. pic.twitter.com/CuGpg5NnH4
— Dr. Maria Curtis (@MariaCurtis1) April 13, 2019
River found underground.
Apt as I travel towards Santiago de Compostela to share my #phd research in a panel entitled 'The Social Lives of Rivers and Canals' @MaarjaKaaristo @Francesco_Vise #sief2019 @PlymGeog https://t.co/JP85E8Pame pic.twitter.com/v1I3NTJq5S
— Eva McGrath (@eglmcgrath) April 13, 2019
— Alastair Mackie (@asbmackie) April 14, 2019
#SIEF2019 Conference | See Susana Narotzky’s Keynote April 14, 17:50-20:00. Read her article, ‘Between Inequality and Injustice: Dignity as a Motive for Mobilization During the Crisis’, here: https://t.co/1PpN0UYxrh @henigdavid @UniBarcelona @siefhome #anthropology #folklore pic.twitter.com/RgBKC5xpgf
— Routledge History, Heritage Studies & Archaeology (@RoutledgeHist) April 14, 2019
— GeorgeIorda🏳️🌈🌳🐻 (@George_Iorda) April 14, 2019
— Melissa Biggs (@melisu_b) April 14, 2019
#SIEF2019 Conference | Check out Tim Ingold’s Keynote speech April 15, 15:00-16:00. Read his article, ‘From science to art and back again: the pendulum of an anthropologist’, here: https://t.co/7FAIsc9AuP @IntSciReviews @siefhome @FolkloreSociety #anthropology #folklore pic.twitter.com/ewntpx2DFZ
— Routledge History, Heritage Studies & Archaeology (@RoutledgeHist) April 15, 2019
— Melissa Biggs (@melisu_b) April 15, 2019
#sief2019 @MariaCurtis1 Maria “Mieke” Curtis speaking about Syrian and Iraqi resettlement and longer history of Arab American presence in Houston – repping @UTAnthropology and #folklore @afsfolklorists pic.twitter.com/TUPcqlen2x
— Guha Shankar (@realguha1) April 15, 2019
I enjoyed presenting at #2019SIEF at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Happy Arab American Heritage Month! #arabamericanheritagemonth @UHClearLake @HoustonTX @houstonlibrary @ArabAmericanMus @ArabAmericanHM @acchoustonorg pic.twitter.com/Ob2jQeuSgF
— Dr. Maria Curtis (@MariaCurtis1) April 15, 2019
— Annastiina Kallius (@Minnastiina) April 15, 2019
A full & rich day at #SIEF2019 in #SantiagodeCompostela & then a meander discovering today’s Camino way markers. When we set out on whatever our track is – given, chosen, imposed, welcomed – where will we look for what will refresh & sustain& what must we leave behind? pic.twitter.com/Zstz2zTon9
— Cait O'Neill McCullagh (@kittyjmac) April 15, 2019
Alina Ioana Branda from @UnivBabesBolyai on the impact of ideologies with all the turns on folkloristics in Romania. Many similarities to what happened in Estonia. #SIEF2019 pic.twitter.com/TY5dHOD85w
— Mari Sarv (@kaskekanke) April 15, 2019
More than 550 persons (about 400 in this lecture room and many more in a extra room via video) to follow the keynote lecture in #SIEF2019 by Tim
Ingold. On “strike-through and wipe-out: tactics for overwriting the past”. It was my privilege to be invited to introduce it and him. pic.twitter.com/J8DxR8jUVF
— Felipe Criado-Boado (@FCriadoBoado) April 15, 2019
— NomadIT (@NomadITnews) April 15, 2019
— Grit Wesser (@GritWesser) April 16, 2019
— Melissa Biggs (@melisu_b) April 16, 2019
#SIEF2019 Conference | Check out @CoppelieC’s Keynote speech April 16, 15:00-16:00. Read her article, ‘Anthropological Places, Digital Spaces, and Imaginary Scapes: Packaging a Digital Sámiland’, here: https://t.co/HLol6xoTHf @siefhome @FolkloreSociety #anthropology #folklore pic.twitter.com/fd5nATaVVs
— Routledge History, Heritage Studies & Archaeology (@RoutledgeHist) April 16, 2019
— soundingtourism (@soundingtourism) April 16, 2019
— Ida Tolgensbakk (@itolgensbakk) April 16, 2019
Last, but definitely not least keynote of #SIEF2019 Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett @brayndl about museums as actors of social change. Magnetizing, thoughtful, moving. Spectacular ending! pic.twitter.com/HvX5BmA9Zb
— Ewa Kopczynska (@EwaOnAir) April 17, 2019
— Grit Wesser (@GritWesser) April 16, 2019
— Melissa Biggs (@melisu_b) April 17, 2019
The International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) is a pluridisciplinary organization centered in the twin fields of ethnology and folklore in their various denominations, within the larger family of anthropological and cultural-historical disciplines. Like the fields it represents, SIEF is eclectic and open-minded, promiscuous in its disciplinary relations while keeping faith with its founding values and vision. Global in its origins, today SIEF operates within an institutional context that is concentrated in but not limited to Europe.
The principal mission is to gather scholars from its fields; to provide platforms for critical debate, networking, and exchange; to build infrastructures for intellectual cooperation; to publish and promote excellent scholarship; and to move forward the fields that it represents. SIEF facilitates scholarly exchange in the community of ethnology, folklore and neighboring disciplines, respecting the richness of diverse academic traditions, promoting dialogue and encouraging development. It also serves as a forum for different professional worlds, bringing together researchers, teachers, students, archivists, as well as museum and heritage professionals. Moreover, SIEF takes an active role in a larger community of scholarly societies.
Tracking changes in the city through food and the senses, April 16, 9am
A taste for tapatio things: a changing city, a changing palate – Melissa Biggs
This paper combines ongoing ethnographic fieldwork in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and interviews with residents to examine the idea of palate particular to the city. As Guadalajara grows, and food choices change, what happens to the flavors unique to the city?
Academics – Anthropology – Digital – Embodied Knowledge – Ethnology – Free – Intangible Cultural Heritage – Materiality – Memory – Mercado de Abastos de Santiago – Museums – Narrative – Open Access – Palate – Pilgrimage – Place – Precarity – Research – Slow – Space – Track – Transform – World Heritage – World Heritage Cities in Spain
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