International Scientific Conference Contemporary Serbian Folkloristics 13 will take place in Tršić, September 29 – October 1, 2023, with the possibility of online participation. The Conference organizers are the Association of Serbian Folklorists, University Library “Svetozar Marković” in Belgrade, the Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center “Vuk Karadžić” in Tršić and Cultural Center “Vuk Karadžić” in Loznica.

Topics: 1. Terminology and classification in folkloristic disciplines

Since its early beginnings, folkloristics has been devoted to the questions of genre classifications and terminology. Even though terminological and genre classifications have attained a high level of acceptance and international dovetailing, classification systems have never stopped posing new questions. These questions are more complicated due to the fact that folklorists come from a number of disciplines (philology, ethnology, ethnomusicology) whose terminological classifications overlap to an extent, but when synonymous, they do not have the same meaning.

The dynamic nature of folklore in the new setting has conditioned the creation of forms whose classification must be established based on new parameters, especially when these “new” forms contain more or less transformed forms, or old forms which have been combined with some others.

The proposed research directions are the following:
• the history of terminology research and classification in folkloristics;
• emic terms and emic classification;
• the comparison of related terms in various folkloristic disciplines;
• the problem of the classification of recordings in which a number of genres is registered – primary and secondary classification;
• the question of new genres in classification;
• dovetailing with the existing international classifications and highlighting the peculiarities of particular cultures;
• the conditionality of classifications and the importance of classification parameters;
• corpus as the basis for the understanding of what the genre is: old and new recordings, published and archival corpus, digital folklore;
• creating a motif index: accomplishments/contributions made to this day and the need for the organized activity of an individual and/or institutions;
• a dictionary of folkloristic terms.

2. Contemporary folkloristics

The results of the ongoing research in any folkloristic sphere can be presented within the framework of this topic.

The time limit for presentations is 15 minutes, while plenary sessions may last up to 45 minutes. Time allocated for discussion after each presentation is 5 minutes. The working languages of the conference are all Slavic languages and English.

The title of the paper, with a short abstract (up to 200 words) and a biography (up to 100 words) must be sent no later than May 1, 2023 to the address folkloristika13@gmail.com.

Download the application form here.

The confirmation of participation will be sent by June 1, 2023 and the Program of the International Scientific Conference CSF13 will be announced until September 1, 2023.

The conference collection of papers will be published in 2024.

Conference participation includes transportation from Belgrade to Tršić (a round trip), accommodation and meals. The registration fee is 6,000 RSD (€50). For the Association of Serbian Folklorists members who have paid the membership fee for the current year, the registration fee is 4,000 RSD (€35).

Program Committee

Ekaterina Atanasova, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Sophia, Bulgaria

Anastasiya Astapova, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Marija Bradaš, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Venice, Italy

Lidija Delić, PhD, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Literature and Art, Belgrade, Serbia

Dimitrije Golemović, PhD, Full Professor (retired), Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Katja Hrobat Virloget, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Kopar, Slovenia

Petr Janacek, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Ethnology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Prague, the Czech Republic

Jasmina Jokić, PhD, Full Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

Saša Knežević, PhD, Full Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of East Sarajevo, Pale, the Republic of Srpska

Nikita Petrov, PhD, Candidate of Philological Sciences, The Center of Typological and Semiotics Folklore Studies at Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia

Ljiljana Pešikan Ljuštanović, PhD, Professor Emerita at the University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

Danijela Popović Nikolić, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia

Nemanja Radulović, PhD, Full Professor, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Djordjina Trubarac Matić, PhD, Senior Research Associate, the SASA Institute of Ethnography, Belgrade, Serbia

Organizing Committee

Aleksandra Bjelić, PhD, Faculty of Pedagogy in Užice

Aleksandar Jerkov, PhD, University Library “Svetozar Marković”, Belgrade

Danijela Mitrović, MA, Institute for Literature and Art, Belgrade

Marina Mladenović Mitrović, MA, Institute for Literature and Art, Belgrade

Snežana Nešković Simić, MA, Cultural Center “Vuk Karadžić”, Loznica

Danijela Popović Nikolić, PhD, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš

Aleksandra Purić, Scientific, Educational and Cultural Center “Vuk Karadžić”, Tršić

Nemanja Radulović, PhD, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade