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La prochaine réunion du séminaire de l’’axe « Interactions et créativités religieuses : perspectives anthropologiques » du GSRL aura lieu

Le vendredi 16 février 2018 Salle C de 14 h 00 à 16 h 30

CNRS, Site d’Ivry-sur-Seine
27, rue Paul Bert
94 204 Ivry-sur-Seine Cedex
(M° Pierre et Marie Curie)

Nous aurons le plaisir d’accueillir Nathan Light, du  Département d’anthropologie culturelle et d’ethnologie de l’Université d’Uppsala.

Nathan Light interviendra sur le thème :

“Sacralizing the national hero: heritage and pilgrimage at Manas Ordo, Kyrgyzstan”

Abstract:

The tomb of Manas and ritual complex around it in the upper valley of theTalas river have become one of the most prominent and highly visited sacred sites in Kyrgyzstan. This Manas Ordo assemblage encloses a hill, park, tombs, a spring, two museums, and many sculptures, artifacts and structures that facilitate a variety of ritual activities through which visitors worship putative ancestral heroes, appreciate Kyrgyz national history, feast together, and gain spiritual benefits. As a politico-spiritual heritage site, it serves as a venue for tourists and politicians as well as religious specialists, healers, pilgrims seeking blessings, and those who come for ritual meals. In creating this heritage site, politicians and other designers aimed to create a space for national performances, for educational display of Kyrgyz history and heritage, and for visitors performing traditional rituals. This talk will outline the scope of ritual life at Manas Ordo and then focus on materials presented in the Manas museum to show how it assembles documents, art, and artifacts into a legitimizing and sacralizing narrative.