20 November 2019 - 16:15-17:15 - MBG14
Doing cross-cultural research on political folk festivals: The International Folk Festival Baltica and the International Sardana Festival of Ceret, Catalonia
Aleida Bertran, Latvian Academy of Culture
Aleida Bertran holds a multidisciplinary background on Translation and Interpreting as well as Cultural Resource Management (MSc Heriot-Watt, 2017). Currently, she is a PhD researcher in Cultural Anthropology at the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga. Her research focuses on folk festivals and national identity in the Baltic States and Catalonia. She is also lecturer on the course Social Movements and Culture at the Academy.
Studies of festivals within the field of Cultural Anthropology are expanding and exploring new interpretations for these events. However, festivals that have emerged with political objectives, or with the aim of representing a minority culture, remain largely under-researched. It is through case studies and ethnography that the core values and messages of these festivals can be decoded. Aleida's PhD project aims to review international folk festivals through a cross-cultural approach, illustrated by a comparative study of the Baltic States and a community of North Catalonia.
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