Conference: Lost/Looked for/ Tamed Cultural Heritage

Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts
The International Organization of Folk Art – Polish Section
Museum of Toys and Play

have the honour  to invite you to participate in international academic conference

Lost/Looked for/ Tamed  Cultural  Heritage

to take place in Kielce, Poland  from 4th to 6th of July  2019.

The category of cultural heritage is one of the key-concepts of the present day reality. Its important part, “small tradition” (the term created by Jozef Burszta), is seen in regional, local, diasporic, global and virtual  contexts.

The problem with describing cultural heritage stems from  deeply rooted valuation  of the past and the present in the context of change and continuity of culture. On the one hand, cultural past is a basis for  judging the reality, but on the other, it is a barrier  to world-view change. On one hand, the tradition is tamed  and  continuously reconstructed, on the other, it is  reprocessed and built anew. Some of the causes are probably tied to globalization of cultural processes, but there is also an intense process  of  localization related to the need of  finding local values in the ethnic and ethnographic tradition. According to Zygmunt Bauman, “integration and fragmentation, globalization and territorialization of the world  complete  and support  each other. Being more precise: they are two sides of the same process of redistribution of  the sovereignty, power and freedom of action […] co-occurrence distribution and synthesis, integration and dispersion  are not  at all haphazard and cannot be changed” (Glokalizacja, czyli komu globalizacja, a komu lokalizacja, „Studia Socjologiczne” 1997, 3 (146):60). Thus, on the one hand, the cultural tradition  is a lost reality characterized by the memory of  descending generations, on the other, it  is highly valued characteristic of cultural identity. What is lost is searched for their commercial value of traditional  ludic behavior or “ludic culture” (R. Kantor, Zabawa w dobie społeczeństwa konsumpcyjnego, Wydawnictwo UJ, Kraków 2013). Thus, globalization frees the cultural heritage from locality and territoriality, whereas glocalization increases the value of what is  forgotten and tamed. Consequently, today we have freedom of instrumental treatment of  manifestations of the cultural heritage.

The academic conference ”Lost/Looked for/ Tamed  Cultural Heritage” is organized to celebrate the 30th anniversary of  Polish Section  of The International Organization of  Folk Art (in 2019) and the 40th anniversary of  the  Museum of Toys and Play in Kielce.

We cordially invite  to participate in our conference all  researchers and academics interested in studies of the cultural heritage looked at from the anthropological, ethnological/ ethnographic, folkloristic, sociological or pedagogical/educational perspectives. We are sure that the conference presentations will help to diagnose the state of research on  the cultural heritage and will bring practical  effects in the area of functioning of “small  homelands”.

Conference Organizers:

  1. Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce (UJK) Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts:

Halina Mielicka-Pawłowska, PhD, professor UJK;

e-mail: halina.mielicka-pawlowska@ujk.edu.pl

 

  1. The International Organization of Folk Art – Polish Section:

Anna Brzozowska-Krajka, PhD, full professor;

e-mail: magtemp@poczta.umcs.lublin.pl

 

  1. Museum of Toys and Play:

Maciej Obara, MA, MBA, museum director.

e-mail: m.obara@muzeum

 

Academic committee:

Prof. zw. dr hab. Anna Brzozowska-Krajka (Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin).

Prof. zw. dr hab. Irena Bukowska-Floreńska (University of Silesia in Katowice, Cieszyn).

Dr hab. Agata Chabior (Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce).

Ks. professor UJK dr hab. Sławomir Chrost  (Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce).

Prof. zw. dr hab. Violetta Krawczyk-Wasilewska (University of Lodz).

Prof. UJK dr hab. Halina Mielicka-Pawłowska (Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce).

Prof. UO dr hab. Teresa Smolińska (University of Opole).

Dr hab. Dorota Świtała-Trybek (University of  Opole).

Prof. UP-H dr hab. Beata Walęciuk-Dejneka (Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities).

Prof. UJK dr hab. Mariola Wojciechowska (Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce).

Conference registration chart

Lost/ Looked for/ Tamed Cultural Heritage

Kielce, July 4th-6th, 2019

1. First and last Name of participant................................................................................................

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5. Abstract - Not more than 300 words  (in English):

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7. Contact:

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8.Billing Data and address:

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This call for papers is for all interested members of IOV. Abstracts (in English)  to be submitted by the end of February 2019 to the e-mail address: halina.mielicka-pawlowska@ujk.edu.pl. Acceptance decisions will be mailed by March 15th, 2019.

The conference  fee of 80 Euros  (40 Euros for students and PhD candidates) includes the costs of organization, dinner and coffe-break snacks, conference materials and part of the costs of post-conference publication. It does not cover travel and accommodation costs.

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City Transit in Kielce

The main site of the conference is ul. Krakowska 11, Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.  It can be reached by various city transit buses (one way ticket costs  3 PLN).

Museum of Toys and Play  and  Muzeum Hammonda are located in city center where buses do not run. The main site is located on the edge of this exclusion zone. The walking distance from Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts, of about 1.km, can be covered in 15 minutes.

Information about hotels in Kielce:

Best Western Grand Hotel, Sienkiewicza 78, tel. 41 365 50 00; at the railway station and bus station;

Qubus Hotel Kielce, Składowa 2, tel. 41 243 81 00;  about 500 m. from the railway station and the bus station, and 1,5 km. from Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts  and Museum of Toys and Play;

Hotel Kameralny, Tarnowska 7, tel. 41 348 25 30; about 600 m. from Museum of Toys and Play, and 1. km. from Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts; 

Hotel Pod Różą, Plac Moniuszki 7, tel. 41 341 50 02, about 100 m. from Museum of Toys and Play, and about 1 km. from Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts;

Willa Hueta, Juliusza Słowackiego 25, tel. 41 241 28 88, recommended by organizers, about 400 m. from Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts  and about 800 m. from Museum of Toys and Play.