Day 1, Friday, October 9th

Room 1
8:30 - 14:00Registration
9:45Welcome speeches
10:15 - 11.00Mihály Hoppál
The history of the International Society for Shamanistic Research (ISSR)
11:00 - 11:20COFFEE BREAK
11: 20 - 12.30Key note
Michael Oppitz
Analogies, Variation, Chance. Comparing Local Shamanisms
12:30 - 12:55Ethnographic Film
Mehdi Sahebi & Michael Oppitz
Ritual Journey to the Waters of Oblivion into the Netherworld
12:55 - 13:15Diana Riboli
Archaic skeletons in new-animistic closets?
Do we need a re-theorization of shamanism?
/ Presentation of ISARS
14:30 - 16:45ISARS General Assembly
Election of the Executive Board
16:45 - 17:00COFFEE BREAK
17:00 - 18:15Concert
18:15 - 18:30Poster Presentation:
Brief Travelling throughout Vietnamese Shamanhood
Authors:
1- Mr. Nguyễn Văn Việt, PhD, Archaeologist, Director of Center for South East Asian Prehistory, Vietnam
2- Mrs. Hoang Thi Thuong, religious artist of the Center for Southeast Asian Prehistory, PhamHuyThong Museum,
3- Mr. Nguyễn Duy Thiệu, PhD Prof., Ethnologist, Vice Director of Ethno-Museum of Vietnam
4- Mrs Ha Thu Hường, BA, Ethnologist, Center for South East Asian Prehistory, Vietnam
5- Ms. Vo Thị Huế, Artist, Center for South East Asian Prehistory, Vietnam
6- Ms. Hoàng Thị Thùy Linh,BA, Anthropologist, Center for South East Asian Prehistory, Vietnam
18:30 - 19:30Cocktail
DINNER (not included in the package)

 

Day 2, Saturday, October 10th

Morning Plenary Session
(9:00-11:00/11:20-12:40)

 

Room 1
Panel 1:
Reshaping Sacred Spaces and Emotional Trajectories
Chair: Alban von Stockhausen
9:00-9:20Stanyukovich, Maria V.
Sacred landscapes of the shamanistic funeral chants in Philippine highlands
9:20-9:40Tacey, Ivan
Landscapes of Terror: Conflicts, shamans and sacred sites
9:40-10:00Gaenszle, Martin
The Realm of the Dead: Images of heterotopia in Eastern Nepal
10:00-10:20Balzer, Marjorie Mandelstam
Sacred sites in motion and emotion: Shamanic summer solstice ceremonies in Sakha Republic and Northern California
10:20-10:40Torri, Davide
Losing ground, moving forward: Hyolmo shamanism and the negotiation over space, landscape and ritual
10:40-11:00Discussion
11:00-11:20COFFEE BREAK
11:20-11:40 Kendall, Laurel
Place-making and the doing of sacredness in contemporary South Korean shamanic practice
11.40-12:00Knecht, Peter
Constructing sacred space: The location of the rites for a shaman’s initiation or promotion
12:00-12:20MacDonald, Jeffrey
Ritual relations of Iu-Mien refugee shamans to the spirits of the land
12:20-12:40Discussion
13:00-14:15LUNCH

 

 

Afternoon Parallel Sessions
(14:30-16:05)

 

ROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3
Panel 2:
From Tianshan (mountain of heaven) to Hai (South China Sea/East Sea): Power Topographies of chinese Shamanistic Prototypes
Organizers and Chair: Naran Bilik et al.
Panel 3:
Shamanic Influences and Transformation In Culture, Identity, and Tradition
Chair: Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
Panel 4:
Exploring Metaphors of Shamanism
Chair: Vilmos Voigt
14:30-14:50Bilik, Naran
Shamanism as religion and shamanism as culture: antipathy and neutrality
Mitsuda Yayoi
A woman of virtue?: Transformation of gender roles and power of Thao shamans
Goodare, Julian
Visionaries in politics in Early Modern Europe
14:50-15:10Zhou Lei
Negotiating shamanistic liminality: Contestations and spirited trilogues over the political landscape in South China Sea
Mousa, Raphael
Cultural exchange, identity and memory in the shamanisms of the Hills of Eastern Nepal
Pócs, Éva
Supernatural communication in Central–Eastern Europe and the European resp. Hungarian shamanism
15:10-15:30Yu-Xiao Long, Jason
Kam shamanism of fire: An indigenous art of disaster prevention and relief in Southeast Guizhou, China
Zola, Lia
The making and unmaking of sacred places. The case of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Corradi Musi, Carla
The Force of Survival in the Finno-Ugric Cultures of Shamanism of Siberian Origin
15:30-15:50Shelton-Zumpano, Petras; Sabino, Ana Paula & Weree, Rafael
Shavante shamanism, sea diaspora and local economic development: Two comparative cases in Mato Grosso, Brazil and Xiamen, China
Makris, Gerasimos P.
Ţumbura and the cult of the Banda Tree: Spirit possession in the contemporary Sudan
Hirsch, Gilah Yelin
Art as a healing force in community
15:50-16:05DiscussionDiscussionDiscussion
16:05-16:25COFFEE BREAKCOFFEE BREAKCOFFEE BREAK
Panel 5:
Apollo, Transitioning from Wolf to Light
Organizer and Chair: Carl Ruck
Panel continuesPanel continues
16:25-16:45Ruck, Carl
Reorientation of the Navel of Gaia
Varvarezou, Dimitra Mari
Children of the Land: Displacement, dis(-)ease, and boarding schools
Madianou, Dimitra Gefou
Memory, monuments and the negotiation of evil: Narrating the Resistance against the Nazis and the Greek civil war
16:45-17:05Abram, Dorothy
Terebinth and Testament: A Fresh Look at the Ancient Akedah
Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja
Shamanic-Mystic-Syncretic Islam and Shadow Puppet Shamans in Javanese Traditions and Beliefs
Economou, Leonidas
A singer shaman in tragic times. Stelios Kazantzidis and the post-war social suffering in Greece
17:05-17:25Zakariades-Holmberg, Evie Marie
Communion with the Divine
Eugenia Roussou
Shamanism as/in ‘New Age’: transforming religious tradition in southern Europe
Ingels, Tamara
The personal archive of shaman/artist Jóska Soós: new insights into the early development of a shaman’s artistic language.
17:25-17:45Discussion with the participation of David C. Hillman and Mark HoffmanHe Xiaofang & Lu Ping
The Ecological Moral Concepts in Manchu Family Ritual Activities
Toulouze, Eva & Niglas, Liivo
Yuri Vella’s reflexions on shamans and shamanism
17:45-18:00DiscussionDiscussionDiscussion
18:15-19:30 Ethnographic Film:
ICAROS
(Direction and script: Georgina Barreiro, 2014, Argentina, 71 minutes)
DINNER
(not included in the package)

 

DAY 3, Sunday, October 11th

 

Morning Plenary Session
(9:00-10:20)

 

ROOM 1
Panel 6:
Shamanism and Ancient Greece in Dialogue
Chair: Mihály Hoppál
9:00-9:20Kavouras, Pavlos
Othering: the Oracle of Delphi and the question of interpretation
9:20-9:40Voigt, Vilmos
Kalypso and other ancient Greek “shamans”
9:40-10:00Tóth, Anna Judit
The representation of Apollo in the Homeric hymn to Hermes
10:00-10:20Discussion
10:30-13.15Visit to the archaeological site of Delphi
13.30-14:30LUNCH

 

Afternoon and Evening Parallel Sessions
(14:45-16:20)

 

ROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3
Panel 7:
Cases of Power and Conflict in Shamanic Practices
Chair: Martin Gaenszle
Panel 8:
Contemporary Contexts of New Forms of Shamanism
Chair: Eugenia Roussou
Panel 9:
“Those Who Go Bump in the Night”: Shamans, Initiation and Masks
Organizers and Chair: Giovanni Kezich & Cesare Poppi
14:45-15:05Maskarinec, Gregory G.
Transgression, conflict, sacrifice - Power in Nepalese shaman practice
Fotiou, Evgenia
The globalization of Ayahuasca shamanism and the erasure of indigenous shamanism
Kezich, Giovanni
Shamanism in the bronze and iron ages: evidence from the Mediterranean, in the light of Julian Jaynes
15:05-15:25Espinosa García, Santiago
Huichol shamanism in Wirikuta Valley, Mexico: The Peyote’s Route and its contemporary context
Rivadossi, Silvia
A case of urban shamanism in contemporary Japan
Poppi, Cesare
Spirits, shamans and masks: towards a comparative cultural ecology
15:25-15:45Puchegger-Ebner, Evelyne
we iwéame ra'ícha (to speak forcefully) – the shamans gift
Barmpalexis, Athanasios
‘Rainbow Zen Shamanism’: Shamanic teachings and practices in North-East Scotland
Testa, Alessandro
Zoomorphic masks and masquerades in pre-modern European folklore: any real connection with initiation and shamanism?
15:45-16:05David Somfai Kara
Conflict between the traditional and modern Muslim practices
Håland, Evy Johanne
From ancient Greek Water Sources to the modern Life-giving Spring
Discussion
16:05-16:20 DiscussionDiscussion-
16:20-16:40COFFEE BREAKCOFFEE BREAKCOFFEE BREAK
ROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3
Panel 10:
CONFLICT DYNAMICS IN SHAMANIC AND SHAMANISTIC CONTEXTS
Chair: Takako Yamada
Panel 11:
CONCEIVING THE PAST THROUGH PRESENT LANDSCAPES
Chair: Carla Corradi Musi
Panel 12:
(RE-)PRESENTATION OF NATURE AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH ANIMAL SPIRITS
Chair: Gregory G. Maskarinec
16:40-17:00Pi-chen Liu
Place and conflict history in Kavalan ritual healing (Taiwan)
Rozwadowski, Andrzej
Dialog with the past: Prehistoric rock art as an inspiration for contemporary Siberian artists
Fridman Neuman, Eva Jane
Into the Taiga: Place of refuge and spiritual growth
17:00-17:20Zorbas, Konstantinos
Social tensions and the translocal proliferation of a shamanic anti-sociality in north Asia
Maltceva, Olga
Sacred territory in the Earthly world order of indigenous population of the Amur valley (Russian Far East)
Vallikivi, Laur
Nenets reindeer herders’ relations with predatory animals and spirits in Arctic Russia
17:20-17:40Vidalaki, Mania
Humanitarian medical services and shamanistic practices
Mulk, Inga-Maria
Sami shamans, boats and skis: symbols of travel within Nordic cultural landscapes of colonial encroachment in the medieval and early modern periods
Velkoborská, Kamila
Shamanism in the making: Czech case
17:40-18:00Mátéffy, Attila
A Shamanic origin “ritual drama” and its sacred space in East-Central Europe under threat of the changes of the 21th Century
Poggianella, Sergio
The Dalmeri shelter. A landscape of the sacred.
Furong Zhao
The landscapes made by human and spirit: The Revitalization of Qorčin shamanism Inner Mongolia, China
18:00-18:20Wilhelmi, Barbara
Transforming conflicts in times of political and religious turnings-points. On the road with Pythia: Re-thinking shaman´s power in the Bible – study of texts about two female soothsayers
Hasanov, Zaur
Intoxication and hallucination practices in the ancient world
Yu Xiaofei (Aki Yamada)
Landscapes of Earth and the Netherworld in a Hezhen Imakan narrative
18:20-18:35DiscussionDiscussionDiscussion
18:40-19:30 Ethnographic Film presented by Leslie Conton:
Tibetan Shamans: Protectors of All Living
(Direction: Leslie Conton, 40 minutes, 2011)
DINNER
(not included in the package)

 

DAY 4, Monday, October 12th

Morning Plenary Session
(9:00-11:00/11:20-12:40)

 

ROOM 1
Panel 13:
Defending Sacred Territories and Land Rights
Chair: Laurel Kendall
9:00-9:20 David Luke
Pilgrimage, place and peyote: Channelling Nature for its own defence
9:20-9:40Subramaniam Yogeswaran and Juli Edo
Common law customary land rights in Peninsular Malaysia: A catalyst for the resurgence of Orang Asli shamanism?
9:40-10:00Yu Hua
The shaman’s ritual and the meanings of a hill
10:00-10:20Sax, William S.
Who Speaks When the God Speaks? Oracular consultations in the “Divine Kingdoms” of the Western Himalaya
10:20-10:40Jokic, Zeljko
Shamanistic approach to the world crises - the Yanomami Case: The end of the world or the end of another cosmic cycle?
10:40-11.00Discussion
11:00-11.20COFFEE BREAK
11:20-11:40von Stockhausen, Alban
Visualising the Ancestral World: Digital ethnography and the study of ritual landscapes among the Rai of Eastern Nepal
11:40-12:00Kottas, Lisa & Schwarzenbacher, Martin
‘Eshuing Media Landscape’: About the transformations of Afro-Caribbean religions in global mediascape
12:00-12:20Zayas, Cynthia Neri
The power of shamanistic practices (manganito) of the Ayta in a devastated landscape of volcano mountain Pinatubo in the Philippines
12:20-12:40Discussion
13:00-14:15LUNCH

 

Afternoon and Evening Parallel Sessions
(14:30-17:30)

 

ROOM 1ROOM 2ROOM 3
Panel 14:
Stories of Occurrence, Revival and (Non) Survival of Shamanism
Chair: Peter Knecht
Panel 15:
Shamanism in South Asia
Organizers and Chair: Lidia Guzy & Stefano Beggiora
Panel 16:
Performing Arts as Implement of Power
Chair: Pavlos Kavouras
14:30-14:50
Hornbacher, Annette
Spirited landscapes and the politics of transcendence
Guzy, Lidia
Shamanism of Middle India - Examples from Koraput
Pegg, Carole
Sonic Pathways: Strengthening Indigenous Personhood and Senses of Place in Contemporary Altaian Shamanic Rituals
14:50-15:10Abaeva, Liubov
The transformation of the shamanic religious culture among the Mongolian peoples under the influence of Buddhism
Beggiora, Stefano
Shamanism and oracles among the ‘Monpa’ adivasi community of Arunachal Pradesh
Wettstein, Marion
Mobile ritual space: 
Collective ritual dance and temporary appropriation of space in a shamanic local society of Eastern Nepal
15:10-15:30Beligma Rinchinova
Shamanism among the ethnic groups of ‘’Chori” Buryats
Scheid, Claire
Possession, Selection, and Literacy: New Rules for Ritual Specialists in the Donyi-Polo Movement
De Martino, Giorgio
Some hypothesis about shamanic elements in the Teyyam ritual of Kerala: Is the lost nymph a shaman?
15:30-15:50COFFEE BREAKCOFFEE BREAKCOFFEE BREAK
15:50-16:10 Sobkowiak, Piotr
Between two fires. Shamanism as a construct of Russo-Mongolian discourse in the 19th century Buryatia
Alles, Gregory D.
On shamanic inaction in Eastern Gujarat
Cartwright, Keith
Shell-Shaking & Ring-Shouting: Shaking Together in Landscapes Where Things Have Fallen Apart
16:10-16:30Ippei Shimamura
Pandemic of Shamans in Contemporary Mongolia: Bestowal of Imagined Social Status, Disruption of Social Bonds, and Differentiation of Morality
Sidky, H.
Differentiating shamans from other ritual intercessors in South Asia: A theoretical perspective
Sychenko, Galina B.
Shaman Sound Instruments in Siberia: Transformation in the Period of Repressions
16:30-16:50Kazakevich, Olga
A New Selkup shaman and his song in the old sacred landscape
DiscussionZoya K. Kyrgys
Magical Function of Tuvan Shamanic Song
16:50-17:10Discussion-Discussion
17:45Excursion to Galaxidi and Gala Dinner at Navsika Palace Hotel, Itea

 

DAY 5, Tuesday, October 13th

Morning Plenary Sessions
(9:00-10:50/11:10-13:10)

 

ROOM 1
Panel 17:
HEALING PRACTICES IN RITUAL AND NARRATIVE
Chair: William Sax
9:00-9:20Strathern, Andrew & Stewart, Pamela J.
Shamanic healing
9:20-9:40Gianno, Rosemary
Landscape of ghosts: A Semelai shaman’s cosmological map
9:40-10:00Beveridge, David & Jugadai, Martin – Ngangkari
The ways of the Ngangkari (traditional healer), in Western Desert country of Central Australia
10:00-10:20Baldwin, Jan
Harnessing the shamanic power to heal and transform lives
10:20-10:40Discussion
10:40-11.00COFFEE BREAK
Panel 18:
POLITICAL ISSUES AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION IN CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Chair: David Luke
11:00-11:20de Sales, Anne
Shamans during the Maoist insurgency in Nepal (1996-2006)
11:20-11:40Wright, Robin M.
Sacred landscapes, jaguar-shamans, and memories of conflict in the Arawakan Northwest Amazon
11:40-12:00Takako Yamada
Shamanic power as an agent for reconciling communal conflicts
12:00-12:20Panagiotopoulos, Anastasios
Dialectical tensions in Afro-Cuban divination and the politics of race
12:20-12:40Hu Tai-Li
Who owns the ritual founder Lemej in the Paiwan Kulalao legend and shamanic texts?
12:40-13:00Discussion
13:15-14:30LUNCH

 

Afternoon and Evening Parallel Sessions
(14:45-15:45)

 

ROOM 1ROOM 2
Panel 19:
APPROACHING THE END: PRECARIOUSNESS, TRANSCENDENCE, POLITICS
Organizer and Chair: Emilio Giacomo Berrocal
Panel 20:
FUNCTIONALITY AND MORALITY IN RITUAL, SACRIFICE, AND PERFORMANCE
Chair: Davide Torri
14:45-15:05Berrocal G., Emilio
The positionality and temporality of thinking
Van Deusen, Kira
Kiviuq - Inuit shamans, stories, sacred landscapes and the effects of global warming in Nunavut
15:05-15:25Karkotis, Alexis
Indigenous Leadership and the margins of the State: the case of Cacique Celio Guerra
Guo Shuyun & Liang Yanjun
Symbol and function of Han Banner sacrificial rites -Case study of the rite of the Zhang Clan in Wula, Jilin
15:25-15:45Fois, Francesca
“I cannot do what they want me to do. Got it?” An alternative way of living in the shamanic intentional community of Terra Mirim (Brazil)
Sheethal, V.S.
The ethno aesthetics of shamanistic performance
15:45-16:05COFFEE BREAKCOFFEE BREAK
16:05-16:25Cestari, Zaira
The active imagination and the problem of the conjunction of the opposites
Kao Ya-ning
Doing religion/Doing culture: performing female shamans (memoeds) in Zhuang Folk Culture and Art Festival
16:25-16:45Maimon, Oded & Kreitler, Shulamith
Transformation by solving conflicts through symbols and rituals
Ethnographic Film presented by
Rajagopalan, C.R.: Gadhika
Shadow of the shaman in the sacred body
(Direction: Rajagopalan, R.C., 2015, 15 minutes)
16:45-17:05Vermeylen, Saskia
Transcendence and infinity in African witchcraft
Discussion
17:05-17:20Discussion-
ROOM 1
17:30-18:00FAREWELL SPEECHES