Workshop – Eurasian Alterities (2014)

Eurasian Alterities: Comparative perspectives on Indigenous and Minority Worldviews

CACSSS Seminar Room, O’Rahilly Building
University College Cork, November 13th 2014

9.30-9.45 am – Introduction to the workshop and to the Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre (MEWSC); Dr. Lidia Guzy, University College Cork and Dr. James Kapaló, University College Cork

Revitalization and Resilience of Siberian Worldviews

9.45-10.15 – Studying religion and worldview through an individual: remarks on spiritual practice on the example of Yuri Vella, Forest Nenets reindeer herder and poet
Eva Toulouse, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris

10.15-10.45 – Sacrificial rituals as means of indigenous resistance and consolidation in Western Siberia; Art Leete, University of Tartu, Estonia

10.45-11.05 – Indigeneity and Religious Conversion in Siberia: ‘Eluding’ Culture or Indigenous Revitalization?; Tatiana Vagramenko, University of Maynooth, Ireland

11.05-11.30 Coffee

Indigeneity, Folk Religion and Social Change

11.30-12.00 – The Exogenous ‘Indigenous’: the Arctic Far North, the Himalayan Far East, and the Search for a Contextual Compass; Claire Schied, University College Cork, Ireland

12.00-12.30 – Religion, Social Change and the Moldavian Csángós; Lehel Peti, Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

12.30-13.00 – Gagauz Women, Miraculous Literacy and the Dreaming of Charms; James Kapaló, University College Cork, Ireland

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14:00-14:40 – Ethnographic documentary: The Miraculous Fountain of Doctor Benedek;
Lehel Peti, Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

14.40-17.00 – MEWSC planning meeting (closed session)