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

“Sefer” Center

International conference

"Concept of family in Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition»

(Moscow, January 29–31 2020 , Institute of Slavic studies RAS, Leninskiy ave., 32 , building , auditorium. 901)


The conference "Concept of the family in Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition", organized by the Center "Sefer" in cooperation with the Center for Slavic-Jewish studies the Institute of Slavic studies was held on January 29-31, 2020 in Moscow. The conference was the twenty-third in a row of annual meetings of scientists who have been working on the international project "Slavic Culture and Jewish culture: dialogue, similarities, differences" since 1995 (the materials of all previous conferences in 1995-2019 were published, the full texts of the collections are posted on the website).

The event was made possible thanks to the support of The Genesis Philanthropy Group, The Russian Jewish Congress, and the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.

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At the conference, participants discussed a wide range of issues related to the problems of family and kinship relations, inter-ethnic marriages, and the dialogue of generations within the framework of traditional beliefs and rituals. The subject of the study was: family and ancestral values, family roles and their implementation in rites and rituals, initiation and socialization rituals, rites of passage, conflicts and dialogue of generations in the family culture of Slavs and Jews, family law and its reflection in traditional culture, the image of the family in different genres of folklore. These problems form an integral part of traditional culture, correlate with the system of values of ethnic and religious traditions, and continue the theme of the dialogue of generations, which was started at the conference held in 2009.

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The conference was attended by 42 speakers from Austria, Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Israel, Russia, the Czech Republic, and France, including 5 representatives of the Institute of Slavic studies

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The meeting was opened with a presentation of the collection of materials from last year's meeting "Thing-symbol-sign in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition" (edited by C. N. Amosova, O. V. Belova (Rev. ed.), A. I. Grishchenko, I. V. Kopchenova, V. V. Mochalova, M. Yasinskaya. Moscow, 2019).

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In 2020, the volume of articles "Concept of the family in Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition", in the academic series "Slavic Culture and Jewish culture: dialogue, similarities, differences"will be published.

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

Sefer Center

International conference

"Concept of family in Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition

(Moscow, January 2931 2020 , Institute of Slavic studies RAS, Leninskiy ave., 32 , building , auditorium. 901)


Conference schedule



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 "Concept of family in the Slavic and Jewish cultural tradition" will be the twenty-third in a series of annual meetings of scientists, since 1995 working on the international project "culture of Slavs and culture of Jews: dialogue, similarities, differences", carried out by the center of Slavic-Judaics Of the Institute of Slavic studies of RAS in cooperation with various scientific and public organizations interested in the dialogue of cultures.

The conference is organized with the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group and other sponsors.

The conference is expected to discuss a wide range of issues related to the problems of family and kinship relations, inter-ethnic marriages, dialogue of generations within the framework of traditional beliefs and rituals. The subject of research can be: family and ancestral values, family roles and their embodiment in rites and rituals, initiation and socialization rituals, rites of passage, conflicts and dialogue of generations in the family culture of Slavs and Jews, family law and its reflection in traditional culture, the image of the family in different genres of folklore. These problems are an integral part of traditional culture, correlate with the system of values of ethnic and religious traditions and continue the theme of the dialogue of generations, launched at the conference held in 2009.

The conference is interdisciplinary and welcomes the reports of historians, philologists, folklorists, ethnographers, reflecting the comparative aspects of the issues.

Please send your applications, topics and abstracts (up to 200 words) before December 10, 2019. in the attached form (by email: sefer@sefer.ru marked "Family").

Accommodation in Moscow of nonresident participants is paid by the organizers of the conference. The organizing Committee is not able to pay for travel of participants.

The conference proceedings are expected to be published.

Details of the organizational nature we will inform you further in the next information letter, if your report will be included in the conference program.

We will be very glad to see you at the conference-as speakers, panelists, guests!

Organizing Committee

Application form

Full name

Employer, academic degree

Research interests

Address, Phone number

E-mail

Topic

(in Russian and English)

Bibliography

Short annotation

(200 words)