Symposium on Public Festivity Ritualising in Corona Times


Symposium on Public Festivity Ritualising in Corona Times

We cordially invite you to the symposium on Public Festivity Ritualizing in Corona Times, which will take place on September 18 - 19, 2021 in Voršilská Street on the grounds of Charles University. You can look forward to more than twenty interesting guests. Alessandro Testa is involved in the organization within the research project Re-enchantment of Central-Eastern Europe.

See the program here.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many festivities and public events were cancelled in 2020 – often at the last moment, without offering any time to the organisers to rethink the events frameworks. As the pandemic lingers on, we have entered yet another year of restrictions limiting public gatherings and social contact. This brings to the fore important questions about the character of transformative and ritualising dynamics of public festivities, including possible adverse cultural, political and economic impacts resulting from their absence.

The 2nd Symposium on Public Festivity, jointly organised by the Ritual in Motion Research Network and the Re-enchantment of Central-Eastern Europe research group, brings together organisers and participants of public festivities, NGOs, artists, and academics. The symposium is a vehicle of sharing practical insights into the creative processes, while also providing space for interested academics to present and share their research.

Scientific Committee: Olga Cieslarová (Charles University Prague), Laurent-Sébastien Fournier (Aix-Marseille University), Aurélie Godet (Université de Paris), Martin Pehal (Charles University Prague), Sarah M. Pike (California State University), Barry Stephenson (Memorial University New Foundland), Alessandro Testa (Charles University Prague).

The symposium will be held at Voršilská 1, Prague 1, Chapel on the 5th floor.