CALL FOR PAPERS
This conference invites us to think about various notions surrounding the cultural heritage and its performance (Bourdieu 1980). Groups from all over the world come together with one common aim: to represent cultural traditions and to perform them. If we consider the concepts of "imagined communities" (Anderson 1983), tradition is poorly exercised in an inheritance framework since the notion of cultural transmission is vague and needs to be redefined. As we also see with the regional cultures of France, tradition can be interpreted as a stooge and a possibility of representing identity (Reed-Danahay 1991).
As a fundamental operator of reflection in human sciences, ‘transmission’ is an increasingly important theme in contemporary thought of different fields: anthropology, sociology, performance studies, etc. Whether grappling with how material/immaterial practices and contents are communicated (e.g. sociocultural, linguistic or genetic ‘heritage’), or serving as an analytic framework through which to trace human connections and impacts in time and space, the theme of transmission gives us a topic to explore through the spectrum of all perspectives.
Moreover, this type of festive event invites us to think about diversity and this notion of cultural and musical heritage, in all its intangibility. It also brings us to reconsider the representability of indigenous languages, spoken by at least four groups at the festival this year (including Pumi - China, MicMac - Canada for instance); and which give us the opportunity to highlight the influence of a state linguistic policy on the use and representation of a language and a culture. As well, we can see and try to understand the numerous issues of the linguistic revitalization of an endangered language, combined with a loss of the cultural transmission and various socio-economic complications. In many ways, we can show that music and poetics are used and employed to restore language to its natural reach by music, dance and tales; whether in a disadvantaged or rich country, the context of a minority language or culture drives the performance of identity. We can propose a comparative analysis and evoke the connections with a regional language such as the “Auvergnat”, an Occitan dialect spoken in the place and endangered (Regional Atlas of the Endangered Languages, UNESCO 2019). The creator of the Gannat Festival – Jean Roche – spoke himself this language and presented some of the shows in “Auvergnat” whereas most of the local population only speaks French. This leads us to reconsider once again the place of cultural representation; performative and ethnopoetic fields in an intercultural exchange (Bloomaert 2007, Hymes 2003).
CONFERENCE THEME & OBJECTIVES:
The overall theme for the conference is Indigenous Languages, Traditional Music and Dance within an Intercultural Performance!
Topics may include but are not limited to:
Traditional Music, Dance and Art forms
Intangible Cultural Heritage
Blending aspects of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Teaching and Learning
Promoting, Safeguarding and Protecting the Intangible Cultural heritage through Technology
Popular Culture and Indigenous Languages
The conference aims to:
Develop a network of educators and industry experts in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Support researchers and students in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Support the cultural groups participating in the Gannat Festival and explore possibilities of working collaboratively with them.
Foster partnerships between government, NGOs and community groups.
Increase awareness about the Intangible Cultural Heritage, with a focus on indigenous languages.
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
Conference Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 5th July, 2019
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.
Early Conference Registration date: 1st June, 2019
Round-II Conference Registration date: 30th June, 2019
After Round-II Late Conference Registration date: 15th July, 2019