Oct 2020
Conferences   Workshop  

7th International Research Conference – Mechanisms for Formation of Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones (CEFZ) – 2020

Saint Petersburg, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, building 5

October 7, 2020

October 10, 2020

There are two sides to the formation of cultural memory. The first one is a memorial zone. The second, a more extensive one, is a zone of oblivion, of that which has been excluded from ordinary cultural practices but still shapes cultural borderlines and defines processes of identification. The main objective of the Conference is to reveal and conceptualize the methods and terminology involved in the study of mechanisms underlying the formation of cultural exclusion and frontier zones. This year, in addition to the more traditional issues, we also welcome papers written from a specific perspective which may be defined as “Biology of boundaries and a Pandemic of restrictions”. Participants can write on biopolitics, phantom borders (especially with reference to animals and microorganisms), bio-geo-politics (A. Makarychev), anatomy of limits, the boundaries and borders of the (collective) body, cultural isolation, the care of the self (le souci de soi) as the care of the impermeability of borders, anthropology of borders, the virus of memory, a pandemic of the past, memorial immunity, migration, biology of comfort and the limits of comfort, biology of the trans-generational relations.