2nd SYMPOSIUM ON PUBLIC FESTIVITY

2nd SYMPOSIUM ON PUBLIC FESTIVITY

Ritualising in the Times of the Corona 

18th – 19th September 2021, Prague


Saturday

(each presentation 20 min plus 10 min discussion)

Morning session

10:00 – 13:00
Barry Stephenson, Memorial University, Canada - Opening speech
Laurent S. Fournier, Aix-Marseille-University - France: Resisting the Pandemia Through Festivals and Rituals
Sarah M. Pike, California State University, Chico - USA: Weeping Avatars and the Work of Memory in Virtual Burning Man Rituals
Jack Santino, Bowling Green State University - USA: Challenged Traditions: Preliminary thoughts on Adaptations, Creation, and Re-creation of Public Performances During the Covid Pandemic
Martin Pehal, Charles University Prague, Department of Religious Studies - Czech Republic, Prague - Velvet Carnival in Covid Time

Afternoon session

15:00-18:30
Ute Hüsken, Heidelberg University, South Asia Institute – A South Indian Festival in Times of Corona - a Child's Play?
Judit Balatonyi, University of Pécs, Department of European Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology - Hungary: From Public to Private – From “Big Fat” to “Micro”-Weddings: Getting married in the time of COVID-19
Joanna Malita-Król, Institute for the Study of Religions, Jagiellonian University in Kraków - Poland: Strategies of adopting to the COVID-19 pandemic among different Pagan groups in Krakow
Viola Teisenhoffer, Charles University - Hungary: Tacit trust - reflections on the relational implications of the Covid-19 pandemic in contemporary Pagan revival 
Daniel Hansson - Sweden: Luciatag in Malmo in Covid Time
Joost de Groot - Netherlands: St. Maartens Parade in Utrecht in Covid Time
Laura Villaro Vives and Isis Ester Colilles - Spain: Solsona's Carnival and Covid (20 min performance), introduction by Alessandro Testa

Sunday

(each presentation 20 min plus 10 min discussion)

Morning session – Carnivals 

10:00-13:30
Daniela Stavělová, Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences - Czech Republic: Music, dance and local festivities as a vehicle how to build the public space and local identity. 
Ilona Vojancová, Muzeum v přírodě Vysočina - Czech Republic: Restrictions during the pandemic and their impact on specific traditions in eastern Bohemia
Vital Schraenen - Belgium: Zinneke Parade in Covid Times
Olga Cieslarová, Charles University Prague, Department of Religious Studies - Switzerland: From Ritual to Museum - FasNicht Carnival of Basel - Carnival in Covid Time
Jana Tinner, Universität Basel - Switzerland: FasNicht of Basel - Death and Covid
Film - Nicolas Joray, Film presentation (30 min), Switzerland: Fasnacht locked up

Afternoon session

15:30-18:30
Vasiliki Sirakouli, Democritus University of Thrace - Greece: When the Carnival stopped: The struggle for cultural life in the city of Xanthi
Aileen Dillane, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick - Ireland: Ritual, Remixing, Recalibration, and Renewal?: 'Éiru's Threshold' (incl. An Artist Short Film from Covid19 Lockdown)
Michael Fuchs, Fasnachtsmuseum Schloss Langenstein - Germany: Carnival customs in Corona times, between prohibition and renitence
Mark Teeuwen, Oslo University, Japanies Studies - Japan: Gion matsuri in Kyoto
Alain Grimm, Switzerland: Vogel Gryff in Basel - Dokumentation of absence of the ritual
Michael Fuchs and colleague - Museum 4.0 presentation

Closing session and final discussion