History, politics and urban studies

Panels that address the conference theme but did not entirely fit any of the thematic streams.


The future of archives, traditions of institutional and individual archiving practices, and disciplinary concerns about the use and future of collected data.


Aspects of the body, embodiment, and emotional life in the context of cultural practices and lived experience, as well as politics and social movements.

Disciplinary discussions

The current state of affairs in ethnology, folklore and related fields, as well as their origins, interconnectedness and future.


Ethnographic practices for researching (increasingly) virtual lives, with digital technologies.


Explores the congress theme through food: its production and consumption, distribution, food as cultural heritage and the related practices and beliefs, as well as the social anxieties and politics behind them.

Gender and sexuality, media and the visual arts

Gender politics and sexualities, including discussions on ethnographic traditions, masculinities, power, body politics, identity politics etc.


Heritage and the processes and practices of heritagization, including the politics of intangible heritage, material heritage, memory and commemoration, heritage management etc.


Co-habitation, home as space and material culture, as well as conceptualizations of home and home-coming.


The challenges and dreams of refugees and minority groups as well as the politics and economics of migration, borders as contested spaces.


The position and importance of the museum in contemporary and past societies, as well as the challenges faced by museal collections.


Utopias, heritages and realities from the point of view of narrative discourse, be that in the modern media, academic practices or everyday interaction.

Politics and social movements

The realities and utopias present in contemporary human activism, social movements, egalitarianism and democratic processes.


Utopian imaginations, processes of heritagization and social change in various religious contexts.


The utopian image of country life, issues of traditional knowledge, and the cultural and socio-economic challenges rural areas face in the contemporary world.

Socialist and post-socialist studies

The heritage, commemorative practices, transformative changes and Utopian tendencies in the past and present of the Eastern block countries.


Considers various aspects of urban life and public space as well as the challenges of researching it.

Workshops, films and posters

Alternative ways to participate at the congress, inviting interactive contributions (workshops) and visual presentations of research questions, results, data (films and posters).