From January 16-18 2019 the Central European University, Institute of Ethnology, RCH, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Archeology and Ethnology, and the Polish Academy of Sciences is holding a conference on “Staged Otherness: East-Central European Responses and Context” at the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Art.

This event explores the history of ethnographic shows (ethnic shows, Völkerschau), human zoos, cirques, variété, freak shows, and different forms of local shows in Central and Eastern European contexts, where living people were presented in front of an audience.

The full conference program can be found here.