The Department of Ethnology of the University of Debrecen and the ELKH-DE Ethnology Research Group invite proposals for their international conference “European case studies of economic, social and cultural diversity”. The conference will take place between 5 and 7 October 2022 in Debrecen (Hungary).
Diversity has several forms and expressions and these may show both similarities and significant differences in the cultures of various peoples and communities. We invite researchers to discuss the numerous manifestations of diversity in selected European communities, and to investigate whether it is possible to compare these cultural patterns, and to what extent these phenomena are divergent from each other. The conference focuses on a wide range of issues and approaches related to the interpretation and interpretability of economic, cultural and social diversity in European societies. Consequently, we encourage submissions with cross-disciplinary theoretical perspectives on ethnography, cultural anthropology, folklore, history, literature and linguistics, sociology, philosophy and psychology. At the same time, we also invite researchers to present empirical case studies and to provide an in-depth analysis of selected ethnic and minority groups. The aim of the conference is to provide a comprehensive overview of cultural change and a multidimensional analysis of cultural interactions in various European and Hungarian contexts. We would like to pay special attention to the interrelationship between the economy and the socio-cultural spheres of society.