Proměny české kramářské písně – media, tradice, kontexty / Transformations of Czech ‘kramářské písně’ (Broadside Ballads) – media, traditions, contexts

Brno, September 11. – 13. 2019

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An interdisciplinary international conference on the Broadside Ballads will be held in Brno. The conference is organized by the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University with the support of the Ethnological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i.; The Moravian Library and the Moravian Museum. It is a part of the project NAKI Broadside Ballads in the Historical Collections in Brno) - DG18P02OVV021).

The conference is intended for all specialists for whom Broadside Ballads are a relevant source – be it librarians, literary scientists, linguists, musicologists, ethnologists and cultural anthropologists, historians, art historians and museum workers.

Contributions are selected after a peer review process (two external assessments). The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select the contributions that will be presented.

A conference fee of CZK 1000 is expected. It will be used to cover the cost of the conference dinner and snacks throughout the conference (hot and cold drinks, fruit etc.).

We do not plan conference proceedings; however, there is the possibility to include selected contributions to an English-written collective monograph, or, alternatively, to send it to Folia ethnographica, Český lid, Linguistica Brunensia or Bohemica Litteraria.

Organizers are grateful for any ideas or queries about the conference.


The Organizers

doc. Mgr. Pavel Kosek, Ph.D.

prof. PhDr. Jana Pleskalová, CSc.                       prof. PhDr. Michaela Soleiman pour Hashemi, CSc.

Mgr. Veronika Bromová, Ph.D.                           doc. PhDr. Hana Bočková, Dr.

Mgr. Olga Navrátilová, Ph.D.                             Mgr. Marie Hanzelková, Ph.D.


If you have any questions concerning the conference, please contact us at


Department of Czech Language, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

A. Nováka 1

602 00 Brno

Czech Republic



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