1. What is IFUSCO and what does the abbreviation stand for?
IFUSCO is the International Finno-Ugric Students’ Conference. It is an annual international conference for and by students. The conference brings together all those that are interested in Finno-Ugric (and Uralic) studies.
2. When and where does IFUSCO XXXVI take place?
The XXXVI IFUSCO will be held Online in May 11–12, 2021.
3. Who can take part in IFUSCO?
All interested in the issues of Finno-Ugric (or Uralic) languages and peoples can take part in the conference. Usually, students of all levels and different disciplines (linguistics, ethnography, folkloristics, history, literature, translation theory, education, economics and many more) and activists whose interests and/or researches are connected with Finno-Ugric languages and peoples give presentations on various topics.
4. Can I take part in IFUSCO without having a presentation myself?
Yes, it is possible to take part in the conference without a presentation.
5. What topics are allowed for the XXXVI IFUSCO?
IFUSCO is a Finno-Ugric conference; thus, presentations must be connected with Finno-Ugric studies. Sections dedicated to different disciplines (linguistics, ethnography, folkloristics, history, literature, translation theory, education, economics and many more) are organized in the framework of the conference.
6. What is the official language of the conference?
IFUSCO has always been a multilingual conference, the languages being used include Uralic languages as well as English, Russian and German. We, however, encourage participants to use at least one Uralic language for their presentations. One of the long-kept traditions of IFUSCO has been the three-language-rule, according to which each presentation must consist of three different languages – one used for the abstract, one for the handout or presentation slides and one for the oral presentation.
7. How much time do I have for my presentation?
Each presentation lasts 20 minutes, questions included. It is up to the presenter if they want to talk 10 minutes and leave 10 minutes for questions or talk 15 minutes and leave 5 minutes for questions.
8. When and how can I register?
9. Who is organizing the IFUSCO XXXVI and how can I contact them?
IFUSCO XXXVI is being organized by bachelor’s and master’s students of the University of Latvia. You can contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The conference will take place Online.