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                 CALL FOR PAPERS


"Nature and Intangible Cultural Heritage”
Exploring the interaction, interdependence, interrelation, and interconnection!


This conference invites us to reflect on the different notions relating to cultural heritage and its performance (Bourdieu 1980). Groups from all over the world come together here with a common goal: to represent cultural traditions and to perform them. If we consider the concepts of "imagined communities" (Anderson 1983), tradition is poorly represented by the notion of heritage, because the notion of cultural transmission is vague and needs to be redefined. As we also see with French regional cultures, tradition can be interpreted as a value and an opportunity to represent identity in an unfavourable socio-political context (Reed-Danahay 1991). 

As a fundamental operator of reflection in the human sciences, "nature-culture" is a classic and fundamental theme in contemporary thinking in various fields: anthropology, sociology, performance studies, etc. (Reed-Danahay 1991). Whether it is to understand the way in which practices, material and immaterial contents are communicated or whether it is to serve as an analytical framework for tracing human connections and impacts in time and space ; this theme provides us with an opening to the variety of socio-cultural topics to be explored across the spectrum of different perspectives. Plant health, whether approached from a contemporary anthropological or philosophical point of view, leads us to a better consideration and interpretation of the relations that communities exercise between themselves, with their natural environment, and in the obvious and urgent perspective of current geo-climatic issues. 

Moreover, this type of festive event invites us to reflect on diversity and on this notion of cultural and musical heritage, in all its intangibility. It also leads us to reconsider the representability of languages in contemporary nature-culture dichotomies or syncretisms and in support of all the diversity that the festival offers us (Bennett 2015). In many ways, we will be able to show that music, storytelling, dance and poetics in language are natural incantations or popularizers of nature-culture links. 



The intellectual scope of this event is to reconsider the place of cultural representation, performative fields, ethnobotany and ethnopoetics within the framework of an intercultural exchange.


Topics may include but are not limited to:
Traditional Music
Intangible Cultural Heritage
Rites, Rituals, Animism
Tales and Oral Histories
Cultural Heritage in Teaching and Learning
Cultural and linguistic minorities


The conference aims to:

•    Develop a network of academics and experts in the field of intangible cultural heritage.
•    Engage in international debates on the global climate crisis 
•    Foster an interdisciplinary scientific exchange (anthropology, sociology, biology, linguistics,          philosophy, literature, etc.).
•    To support researchers and students in the field of intangible cultural heritage.
•    Support cultural groups participating in the Gannat Festival and explore possibilities of working in collaboration with them.
•    Raise awareness of the need to preserve plant health, global biodiversity 
•    Foster partnerships between governments, NGOs (many of whose representatives will be present at the conferences) and community groups.
•    Raise awareness of intangible cultural heritage, with an emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversities


All selected Papers will be Published either as, ONLINE DOI-Indexed proceedings, ISSN journal or in the form of an edited book.


Submission of Abstract and Paper/Creative work:

Academicians, researchers, students, industry experts and filmmakers are invited to submit papers or creative work (film, multi-media etc.) which is their original unpublished work.

Submit the Abstract and the Full Paper by email

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Format of Abstract:

Key words: Mention 4 to 5 key words

Length of Abstract: 250 - 300 words

Authors: Brief introduction of Author/Co-author (Max. 100 words)


Last date for Abstract submission: 30th April, 2020


Format of the Full Paper:

Length of paper: 3000 – 5000 words

First page: First page should contain title along with full names of author/authors with designations

Title of paper: Times New Roman 14 bold caps

After one space: Author, Affiliation, e-mail in font 12 italics. Leave one space. Then Abstract title in 12 bold; Abstract in Times New Roman font 12 justified

Main text of paper: Titles in Times New Roman 12 bold caps; Text in Times New Roman 12 justified

Subheadings: Times New Roman 12 bold italics

Spacing: 1.5 between lines

Margins: 2.5 cm.

Paging: Page numbers at the right bottom of the page

Figures: Title should be at the bottom of figure

Tables: Title to be at top of table

References: APA format


Submission of creative works:

For creative works submission, kindly follow the abstract submission format as mentioned above. You can share your creative work/screener via google drive, drop box or youtube link.


Registration Dates:

Abstract Submission deadline: 30th April 2020

Early Conference Registration date: 30th June, 2020
Round-II Late Conference Registration date: 1st July, 2020 onwards


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