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  • THE XIV INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM – The Silk Road Countries` Folklore (Dedicated to the Memory of Gogla – Giorgi Leonidze)

    Dear Colleagues!
    We have a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the XIV International Symposium

    The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
    (Dedicated of poet and academician Giorgi Leonidze)

    which will take place on 23-26 September, 2020, in Tbilisi, Georgia 

    The following panel topics will be in operation: 

    • History and Collective Memory
    • Folklore – Reservoir of National Identity
    • Myth, Ritual and Symbol in Folklore and Literature
    • Folklore Genres
    • Folklore and Literary Text
    • Contemporary Mythology and Literary Fairy-tales
    • Folk Music
    • Contemporary Folk Narratives (Urban Myths)
    • Folklore and Gender
    • Folklore as a Tool of Cross Cultural Communication
    • Folklore in Multicultural Society – Tradition and Innovation
    • Folklore and its AdjoiningScientific Disciplines (History, Literature, Ethnology)
    • Preservation and Popularization of Folklore as Intangible Cultural Heritage
    • Folklore and Digital Era
    • Digital Folk Archives and Databases
    • Field Research Practice
    • Folklore and Multimedia
    • Folklore in Pop Culture
    • Folklore in Media and Creative Industry
    • Folklorists – Names, Epochs, Achievements

    Working languages of the Symposium are: Georgian, English, Russian