CfP: International Conference: “Between the Worlds: Magic, Miracles and Mysticism”

International Conference: “Between the Worlds: Magic, Miracles and Mysticism” (BEW 2020),

Sofia, 29-31 October 2020


Balkan Ethnology Department at Тhe Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum (IEFSEM) at the Bulgarian Academy of Science is pleased to announce its forthcoming international conference Between the Worlds: Magic, Miracles and Mysticism” to be held October 29-31st 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

After the first successful conference of the “Between the Worlds“ (BEW) series, the Balkan Ethnology Department at IEFSEM – BAS is organizing its second international academic forum under the title “Between the Worlds: Magic, Miracles and Mysticism” (BEW 2020). We invite scholars and researchers from all areas of humanities and social sciences to an inter- and multi-disciplinary discussion of their research results on the place and role of magic, miracles and mysticism in traditional and modern societies and communities.

We remain open to a variety of topics, and our intention is to encourage debate in the following broad thematic fields:

– Magic and Its Place in Local, Regional and Global Cultures;
– Miracles and Sacred Places;
– Magic, Festivities and Rituals;
– Magic/ Mysticism/ Miracles as Coping Mechanisms for Individuals and
– Explaining Modern World Events Through Magic and/or Miracles;
– Magic/ Miracles/ Mysticism and their Role during Mobility and Migration;
– Miracles and Mysticism in Virtual and Media Space;
– Magic/Miracles/Mysticism and New Subcultures and Identities;
– Wizardry, Magic, Mysticism in Literature;
– Music and Mysticism;
– Gender and Magic/Mysticism/Miracles.

Working language of the conference is English.

An abstract (between 200 – 250 words) along with a proposed title, five key words, the author’s full name, e-mail, institutional and disciplinary affiliation and a short biography should be sent by the January 31st 2020 to the following email:

Complete information about the call i available here

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