Towards an Anthropology of Apparitions: the Importance of Fieldwork in Southeast Europe

Lecture by Pr. Galia VALTCHINOVA (Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires, Maison de la Recherche, Toulouse 2 University–Jean Jaurès)

in the frame of the PhD program in Anthropology of the Pécs University, as part of the lecture cycle supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme and CEFRES.

Where: PTE BTK, Ifjúság útja 6. D épület D/425 terem, in Pécs, Hungary.

Anthropology of apparitions is a subfield within anthropology of religion characterized by its dynamism, both in fieldwork and in theoretical issues. It is well known that Central-European field materials have largely contributed to its emergence. In my presentation I will try to demonstrate that Balkans materials may open new thematic avenues in anthropology of apparitions.

The presentation deals with several Balkan examples of visionaries, or alternative religious experts, whose subjectivities and the cultural techniques they use in their religious expertise are patterned by three mainstream religious cultures: Roman Catholicism, or Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam.

Local History and Uyghur Identity in Xinjiang

Tuesday, June 9th at 14:00 in Pécs (HU)

Conference by Ildikó BELLÉR-HANN
(Senior lecturer, Institute for transcultural and regional studies, Copenhagen University).

Within the frame of the PhD program for Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the interdisciplinary doctoral school of Pécs University’s Faculty of Humanities (PTE BTK),
of the Ethnology work committee within the regional committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA PAB),
in collaboration with the Foundation « Maison des Sciences de l’Homme » (FMSH) in Paris and CEFRES in Prague.

Travelling Rituals – Anne-Marie Losonczy

Anne-Marie Losonczy (Professor, École Pratique des Hautes Études) will give on March 2nd 2015 in Pécs, at the Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Science, a conference on “Travelling rituals. New theories, new fields”.

The conference is organized by Pécs University and the regional Committee of the Hungarian Science Academy

In collaboration with the “Fondation de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme”, Paris, and CEFRES, Prague.