The center for Slavic-Jewish studies, Institute of Slavic studies RAS,

“Sefer” Center

International conference

Laughter and humor in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition"

Moscow,December 2-4 2020

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The conference " Laughter and humor in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition "(December 2-4, 2020) was the twenty-fourth in a series of annual meetings of scientists who have been working on the international project" Slavic Culture and Jewish culture: dialogue, similarities, differences "since 1995, implemented by the Sefer Center together with the center for Slavic-Jewish Studies of the Institute of Slavic studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences with the support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, the Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation, the Russian Jewish Congress and the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress. The conference was attended by 35 participants from Russia, Belarus, Israel, Canada, Latvia and Lithuania.

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At the conference, speakers discussed a wide range of issues related to the concept of laughter culture, the problems of perception of laughter and the funny in folk culture, the reflection of the humorous and comic beginning in various genres of folklore and folk theater, in everyday and ritual behavior, the role of buffoons and fools in traditional culture, etc.

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During the conference, new publications of the Sefer Center were presented: Judaic-Slavic Journal #1 (3)2020, the latest issue of the Yearbook "culture of the Slavs and culture of the Jews: dialogue, similarities, differences – - "Family and family values in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition", Moscow, 2020 and the twentieth issue of the Yearbook " Tirosh. Works on Jewish studies, Slavic studies, Oriental studies", Moscow, 2020.

The materials of the conference "Laughter and humor in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition" are expected to be published in the eponymous issue of the Yearbook "culture of the Slavs and culture of the Jews: dialogue, similarities, differences". Video recordings of the reports will be posted on theYoutube channel

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The center for Slavic-Jewish studies, Institute of Slavic studies RAS,

Sefer Center

International conference

Laughter and humor in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition"

Moscow,December 2-4 2020

Conference Programm

If you want to participate as an observer, please fill out theregistration form(Russian)

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Dear colleagues,

we invite You to take part in the annual scientific conference, which is the next stage of a multi-year project on the comparative study of Jewish and Slavic cultures.

The conference "Laughter and humor in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition" will be the twenty-fourth in a series of annual meetings of scientists working since 1995 on the international project "Slavic Culture and Jewish culture: dialogue, similarities, differences", implemented By the center for Slavic Judaics Of the Institute of Slavic studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with various scientific and public organizations interested in the dialogue of cultures.

The conference is supposed to discuss a wide range of issues related to the concept of laughter culture, the problems of perception of laughter and funny in folk culture, the reflection of humorous and comic beginnings in various genres of folklore and folk theater, in everyday and ceremonial behavior, the role of buffoons and fools in traditional culture, etc.

The conference is interdisciplinary in nature, and we welcome reports from historians, philologists, folklorists, and ethnographers that reflect the comparative aspects of the problem.

Please send your applications, topics and abstracts (up to 200 words) by October 15, 2020 using the form attached below (by email: sefer@sefer.ru marked "Humor").

The conference materials are expected to be published

We will inform you about the organizational details in the next information letter if your report will be included in the conference program.

We will glad to see you at the conference as speakers, panelists, and guests!

Invitations are to be sent before October 30, 2020

Application form

Full name

Employer, academic degree

Research interests

Address, Phone number

E-mail

Topic

(in Russian and English)

Bibliography and sources

Short annotation

(200words)