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CfP I 8th International Research Conference Mechanisms for Formation of Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones (CEFZ) I Deadline: 10/04/2021
8th International Research Conference - Mechanisms for Formation of Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones (CEFZ)
Date: October 6-9. 2021
(Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, building 5
address: 48-50 Moika-river embankment (entrance from Kazanskaya str.))
Call for Papers (PDF Download)
"Application in Russian or in English should be submitted by the 10th of April, 2021 and abstract of presentation (recommended length is 200–300 words) should be submitted by the 11th of May, 2021."
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the conference
There are two sides to the formation of cultural memory. The first one is a memorial zone. The second, a more extensive one, is a zone of oblivion, of that which has been excluded from ordinary cultural practices but still shapes cultural borderlines and defines processes of identification. Such zones of oblivion, of expelled cultural experience have been named Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones (suggesting an analogy with technological disaster areas, such as the Chernobyl and Fukushima Exclusion Zones).
The main objective of the Conference is to reveal and conceptualize the methods and terminology involved in the study of mechanisms underlying the formation of cultural exclusion and frontier zones. The research team associated with this project, taking into consideration as it does the multi-factor influences on the content of culture, has come to regard the interaction of cultures as involving not only border zones (marginal ones, containing elements of two or more interacting cultures) but also exclusion zones, i.e. zones of cultural exclusion, the relevance of which for interacting cultures is questionable.