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International Congress "Folklore of the peoples of Russia and the CIS"

October 24-28, 2016 Department of Folklore, Russian Institute for the History of Arts (St. Petersburg) is holding the International Congress “Folklore of the peoples of Russia and the CIS”.

The Congress will be held a scientific conference “Laughter and lamentation in the traditional culture”, where will be offer to overview the historical roots of the ritual laughing and lamentation in the traditional cultures of different peoples, historical and ethnographic context of rites and its texts, ritual chanting and acting. Under the auspices of the Congress it is planned the regular, the sixth “School of young folklorists”. October, 26-th will be devoted to the theme “Folklorism movement today”.