Reconstruction and archiving of the genealogy of families living in the villages of Upper Silesia is one of the important research projects undertaken at the Museum “Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park in Chorzów”. Its implementation provided a number of observations indicating the need for interdisciplinary analyses, taking into account, inter alia, genetic research. Therefore, we propose reflection on both traditional and genetic genealogy, additionally encouraging analysis and interpretations from the perspective of anthropology, ethnology, history, archaeology, natural sciences and other scientific fields. We invite you to present a variety of issues: research results, methodological guidelines, socio-cultural contexts, etc. considerably inspired by genealogy. The subject of interest of the organisers includes all areas whose basis is researching the past from the perspective of the analysis of human genealogical history.
Planned conference is linked with the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Upper Silesian Genealogical Society “Silius Radicum”. Since the beginning the Society is engaged in researching and popularisation of the traditional and genetic genealogy. This activity resulted in establishing the Project SILESIA in 2016. Its main goal is to explore and reveal the genetic heritage of Silesians. The conference will create an opportunity to summarise the results achieved within the Project SILESIA, as well as discuss the effects of the research on a large group of native Silesians conducted within the Genomic Map of Poland project.
The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition presenting the achievements of the members of the Upper Silesian Genealogical Society “Silius Radicum”.
The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań is a partner of the conference since it has been implementing large-scale, interdisciplinary genomic and archaeogenomic projects for several years. The goal of their research is, among others, describing the genetic variability of contemporary and historical communities inhabiting the territory of Poland. As part of one of the projects, the aforementioned Genomic Map of Poland is being worked on. The Institute also conducts research on the origins of the Piast dynasty and the society of the early Piast state.
We expect that presenting the papers will take up to 30 minutes and the presentation of the report up to 15 minutes.
The presented papers will be subjected to the double blind peer review. Papers with a positive review will be published in the “Yearbook of the Museum “Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park in Chorzów” or in a monograph dedicated to the subject. The deadline for submitting articles is May 10, 2023. Authors will receive a copy of the publication (please note that authors will not receive additional payment for the publication of the article).
The application form should be sent by February 10, 2023 to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The organisers will accept the most interesting and innovative papers from among the submitted proposals.
The conference fee is 320 PLN. The payment should be made by February 28, 2023.