Ritualising in the Times of the Corona 

18th – 19th September 2021, Prague

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Ritualising Corona Times Symposium Poster


(each presentation 20 min plus discussion at the end of each session)

Morning session 10:00 – 13:00
Chair and Discussant: Aurélie Gode

10:00 Martin Pehal, Olga Cieslarová, Alessandro Testa - Opening speech
10:15 Laurent S. Fournier, University Côte d'Azur in Nice - France: Resisting the Pandemia Through Festivals and Rituals
10:35 Sarah M. Pike, California State University, Chico - USA: Weeping Avatars and the Work of Memory in Virtual Burning Man Rituals
10:55 Joost de Groot, Netherlands: St. Maartens Parade in Utrecht in Covid Time
Coffee break 11:15-11:45
11:45 Michael Fuchs, Fasnachtsmuseum Schloss Langenstein - Germany: Carnival customs in Corona times, between prohibition and renitence
12:05 Martin Pehal, Charles University Prague, Department of Religious Studies - Czech Republic, Prague: Velvet Carnival in Covid Time
12:25-13:05 Discussion: 5 min opening by Aurélie Godet, 30 min discussion, 5 min closing speech

Afternoon session 15:00-18:30
Chair and Discussant: Laurent S. Fournier 

15:00 ONLINE Ute Hüsken, Heidelberg University, South Asia Institute: A South Indian Festival in Times of Corona - a Child's Play?
15:20 Daniel Hansson - Sweden: Luciatag in Malmo in Covid Time
15:40 Film by Nicolas Joray, Film presentation (30 min), Switzerland: Fasnacht locked up
16:00 Olga Cieslarová, Charles University Prague and Jana Tinner, Universität Basel - Switzerland: From Ritual to Museum - FasNicht Carnival of Basel 
Coffee break 16:20-16:50 
16:50 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
17:10 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 
17:30 Laura Villaro Vives and Isis Ester Colilles - Spain: Solsona's Carnival and Covid (20 min performance), introduction by Alessandro Testa
17:50-18:30 Discussion: 5 min opening by Laurent S. Fournier, 30 min discussion, 5 min closing speech


Morning session 10:30-13:15
Chair and Discussant: Jack Santino

10:30 Viola Teisenhoffer, Charles University - Hungary: Tacit trust - reflections on the relational implications of the Covid-19 pandemic in contemporary Pagan revival 
10:50 Ilona Vojancová, Muzeum v přírodě Vysočina - Czech Republic: Restrictions during the pandemic and their impact on specific traditions in eastern Bohemia
11:10 Vital Schraenen - Belgium: Zinneke Parade in Covid Times
Coffee break 11:20-11:50 
11:50 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
12:10 Mark Teeuwen, Oslo University, Japanies Studies - Japan: Gion matsuri in Kyoto
12:30-13:10: Discussion: 5 min opening by Jack Santino, 30 min discussion, 5 min closing speech

Afternoon session 15:30-18:30
Chair and Discussant: Sarah M. Pike

15:30 Vasiliki Sirakouli, Democritus University of Thrace - Greece: When the Carnival stopped: The struggle for cultural life in the city of Xanthi (RECORDED PRESENTATION OR ONLINE)
15:50 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), (RECORDED PRESENTATION OR ONLINE)
16:10 Alain Grimm, Switzerland: Vogel Gryff in Basel - Dokumentation of an absence of ritual
Coffee break 16:30-17:00 
17:00 Jack Santino, Bowling Green State University - USA: Challenged Traditions: Preliminary thoughts on Adaptations, Creation, and Re-creation of Public Performances During the Covid Pandemic
17:20 Michael Fuchs and Sandy Schmidt - Museum 4.0 presentation
17:50-18:30 Discussion: 5 min opening by Sarah M. Pike, 30 min discussion, 5 min closing speech
18:30-18:45 Final speech by Martin Pehal, Olga Cieslarova, Alessandro Tesa