Posted on behalf of Irina Sedakova, Head of BALCANICA and Maksim Makartsev, Secretary of BALCANICA
We cordially invite you to participate in the Balkan conference which will take place on 22-24 March 2011 at the Center for Linguistic and Cultural Studies BALCANICA of the Institute for Slavic Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow).
The notions of LIGHT and COLOUR (and related notions and actions such as FIRE, RAINBOW, TO GLISTEN, etc.) and their values in the Balkan Weltanschauung will be investigated on the basis of linguistic, folklore, mythic-ritual and literary data, from ancient till modern times with a special attention to linguistic and cultural contacts.
Another group of problems to be discussed deals with the topical questions of the Balkan Linguistic League (phonetics, grammar, linguistic geography, etc.). Short versions of the papers will be published before the conference.
Conference languages: Russian (preferably) and English
Deadlines: Submission of a title proposal 15 October 2010.
Notification of the accepted papers 15 November 2010.
Submission of short versions of papers (up to 10 000 characters including spaces and references) 15 January 2011.
Due to lack of funding the Organizing Committee advises you to address for financial support your home institutions.