Könczei Csongor

    PERSONAL DATA

    Name: Csongor Könczei
    Date
    of birth: 05 July 1974
    Place
    of birth: Cluj, Cluj county
    E-mail
    : cs.konczei@ispmn.gov.ro, csongor@tranzithouse.ro
    Mobile:
    +40 754 381 519

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Name of institution: Eötvös Lóránd University, Faculty of Letters, European Ethnology Doctoral School, Budapest, Hungary
    Title of qualification awarded
    : PhD with Summa cum Laude in Ethnography and Cultural Anthropology (domain), European Ethnology (specialization) in 2008
    Period:
    1999-2002
    2002 absolutorium, 2005 admission exam at European Ethnology Doctoral School,
    January 2008 PhD - Doctoral Dissertation: Social and Cultural Networks of Roma Musicians in Kalotaszeg / Călata Region

    Name of institution: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of European Studies, Cluj, Romania
    Title of qualification awarded
    : MA in Cultural Anthropology
    Period
    : 1998-1999

    Name of institution: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters, Cluj, Romania
    Title of qualification awarded
    : MA in Socio-Ethno linguistics
    Period
    : 1997-1998

    Name of institution: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters, Cluj, Romania
    Title of qualification awarded
    : BA in Hungarian Language and Literature and Ethnology
    Period
    : 1993-1997


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: The Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities
    Locality
    : Cluj-Napoca
    Country
    : Romania
    Position
    held: researcher
    Period:
    01.11.2007 -

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: University of Arts, Faculty of Theatre
    Locality: Târgu-Mureş
    Country: Romania
    Position held: asociate assistant professor
    Period: 2009 - 2010 

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: Tranzit Foundation
    Locality
    : Cluj-Napoca
    Country
    : Romania
    Position
    held: project manager
    Period
    : 01.10.2004 - 31.10.2007

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters
    Locality
    : Cluj-Napoca
    Country
    : Romania
    Position
    held: asociate assistant professor
    Period
    : 2003, 2004

     

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    2006. Artistic Creation Scholarship - Communitas Foundation
    2005. Fülöp Viktor Scholarship- in ethnocoreology - provider of training: The Hungarian Ministry of Culture
    2004-2005. Arany János Scholarship in ethnography and social network research - provider of training: The Hungarian Academy
    1999-2002. PhD scholarship from Hungarian State :"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:HU;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA'>2009 - 2010 

     

    PARTICIPATION AT CONFERENCES

    • 14 December 1996 - Humoros társadalomkritika. Az anekdota születése (Witty social criticism. Birth of anecdotes) and Generáció- és stílusváltás a kalotaszegi cigányzenész családoknál (Change of generation and style among gipsy musician families from Kalotaszeg) - 7th Scientific Conference of Young Ethnographers, organized by Kriza János Ethnographic Society and the Department of Hungarian Language and Culture of Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 5-6 December 1997, Cluj - A regionális identitástudat határ(talanság) képzetei (Representations of the (Un)Bordered and Regional Identity) - 9th Scientific Conference of Young Ethnographers, organized by Kriza János Ethnographic Society and the Department of Hungarian Language and Culture of Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 8 May 1998, Cluj - A táncház kulturális paradoxonjai (The cultural paradoxes of the Folk Dancing Room) - 10th Scientific Conference of Hungarian Students, organized by the Department of Hungarian Language and Culture of Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 16 October 1998 - Generáció- és stílusváltás a kalotaszegi cigányzenész családoknál (Change of generation and style among gipsy musician families from Kalotaszeg) - Ethnicity in the Northern-Eastern part of the Carpathian basin, Annual conference of the Department of Ethnography of Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen, Hungary.
    • 26 November 1998 - Táncoló muzsikusok (Dancer musicians) - Conference of Young Ethnochoreologists, organized by the Institute for Musicology of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian Society for Choreology, Budapest, Hungary.
    • 5-6 December 1998 - Táncoló muzsikusok (Dancer musicians) - Scientific Conference of Young Ethnographers, organized by Kriza János Ethnographic Society and the Department of Hungarian Language and Culture of Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 6-8 April 2001 - Gondolatok a hagyományos tánckultúra jelenkori változásairól Marcel Mauss A test technikái című tanulmánya alapján (Considerations upon Current Changes in Traditional Folk Dance Culture based on Marcell Mauss "Body techniques" study) - 2th Scientific Conference of RODOSZ (Association of Hungarian PhD students from Romania), Cluj-Napoca.
    • 22-23 March 2002 - Néhány gondolat a kalotaszegi cigánymuzsikusok mobilitásának változásairól (Thoughts on the Change of Social Mobility of Gipsy Musicians from Kalotaszeg) - 3th Scientific Conference of RODOSZ (Association of Hungarian PhD students from Romania), Cluj-Napoca.
    • 8 September 2004 - Amikor a nép táncol, akkor néptáncol? Gondolatok a hagyományos tánckultúra jelenkori változásairól (Considerations upon Current Changes in Traditional Folk Dance Culture) - In memoriam Mátyás István Mundruc, conference organized by the Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest, Hungary.
    • 10-11 June 2005 - Néhány gondolat az aranyosszéki tánckultúráról, mint egy lehetséges táncdialektusról (About the dance culture of Aranyos region as a possible dance dialect) - Conference about Aranyos region, organized by Transylvanian Museum Society, Cluj-Napoca and Turda.
    • 17 November 2005 - A kalotaszegi cigányzenészek táncalkotó és -alakító szerepéről (On the Role of the Gypsy Musicians from Kalotaszeg in Dance Creation and Development) - Culture and society Roma in Transylvania, conference organized by Kriza János Ethnographic Society and the Departament of Hungarian Ethnography and Antropology of Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 7-9 December 2007 - A kalotaszegi cigánymuzsikusok táncalkotó és -alakító szerepének vizsgálatáról. Szempontok az erdélyi hagyományőrző cigányzenészek tánctudásának kutatásához (On the Role of the Gypsy Musicians from Kalotaszeg / Călata Region in Dance Creation and Development. Aspects of the Research of Dance Related Knowledge of Traditional Gypsy Musicians from Transylvania) - Tánchagyományok: átadás és átvétel / Dance: Tradition and Transmission, conference organized by the Departament of Ethnography and Cultural Antropologhy of University of Szeged, Hungary.
    • 16 July 2008 - A kultúrák mezsgyéjén. Az erdélyi cigányzenészek kultúraközvetítő és -alkotó szerepéről (On the border of cultures. About the role as a cultural mediator and creator of the gypsy musicians from Tranylvania) - Come closer! Lépj közelebb!, Summer University of the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Tranzit House, Cluj.
    • 17 October 2008 - Hogyan lett a Kodobákból Codoba? A személynévadás etnikus vetületeinek változása egy mezőségi cigánymuzsikus családnál (How did Kodoba become Codoba? Shifting secondary identifications among the Roma musician families from a village in the Transylvanian Plain) - Results of the Research on Câmpia Transilvaniei II. - conference organized by Transylvanian Museum Society, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 18-20. February 2009 - A „nevenincs" muzsikusok. A kalotaszegi cigányzenészek 20. századi működésének történeti áttekintés (The 'nameless' musicians. Historical review of the 20th century activity of the Gypsy musicians from Kalotaszeg) - Ethnographic and historcal research on Gypsy culture in the Carpathian Basin, conference - held on the memory of Zsuzsanna Bódi - organized by Hungarian Ethnographical Society and Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary.
    • 28 April 2009 - Javaslat a romániai magyar intézményesített táncművészeti oktatás bevezetésére (A proposal for introducing the Hungarian higher dance education in Romania) - Keynote speech at the conference on Hungarian Choreography and Etnochoreology from Transylvania in the third millennium organized by the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities and Tranzit Foundation, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 11-12 June 2010 - Művészeti szakoktatás avagy műkedvelő hagyományőrzés? Helyzetkép a romániai magyar iskolai néptáncoktatásról (Arts Education or Popular Preservation of Traditions? State of the Art of the Folk Dance Education in the Hungarian Schools from Romania) - The Metamorphosis of the Traditional Dance Culture in the 20th Century, conference organized by Folk Dance and Theatrical Dance Department and Department for Training Pedagogues of Hungarian Dance Academy, Departament of Folk Dance Research from the Institute for Musicology of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pedagocical Doctoral School - History of Pedagogy Departament of ELTE, Budapest, Hungary.
    • 24 August 2011 - A színpadi táncművészet hatása a hagyományos tánckultúrára (The Influence of Stage Dance on Traditional Dance Culture) - 7th International Congress of Hungarian Studies, conference organized by International Association for Hungarian Studies in colaboration with Babeș-Bolyai University, Transylvanian Museum Society, Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Sapientia University, Kriza János Ethnographic Society and the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 24 February 2012 - A 35 éves erdélyi táncház rövid történeti áttekintése (Brief historic overview of the 35 years old Transylvanian dance house movement) - Dance event, protection of tradition, community entertainment, social phenomenon - Transylvanian dance house movement at its 35th anniversary, conference organized by the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities and Tranzit Foundation, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 31 March 2012 - A 35 éves erdélyi táncház rövid történeti áttekintése (Brief historic overview of the 35 years old Transylvanian dance house movement) - „Meg kell a búzának érni...". The 40 years of the Hungarian folk dance house movement - anniversary conference organized by European Folklore Institute and the Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest, Hungary.
    • 12-13 December 2014 - A kultúrák mezsgyéjén. A kalotaszegi cigányzenészek kultúraközvetítő és -alkotó szerepéről (On the border of cultures. About the role as a cultural mediator and creator of the gypsy musicians from Tranylvania) - Musicology, Ethnography and Culture: The Roma as European People. A Conference and Celebration of the Life and Work of Kovalcsik Katalin, international conference organized by Michael Stewart and the Institute for Musicology of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
    • 15 May 2015 - Documente etnocoreologice din împrejurimile Clujului (1969-2012) [Ethnocoreological documents from Cluj surroundings (1969-2012)] - Ethnological archives. Current challenges and ways of capitalizing, international conference organized by Institute "Archive ofFolkloreof Romanian Academy" - Cluj Subsidiary, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 27 May 2016 - Az erdélyi magyar táncművészet és tánctudomány az ezredfordulón (Hungarian Choreography and Etnochoreology from Transylvania in the third millennium) - Meeting of the Minority Research Institutes, international conference organized by the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities and the Institute for Minority Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 10 June 2016 - „A megírt mulatság..." Az erdélyi táncházak eszmetörténetének kutatása (The story of the Transylvanian dance houses ideas) - Ethnochoreology in the media, conference organized by the Hungarian Society for Ethnochoreology in colaboration with the Hungarian Open Air Museum, the Institute for Musicology of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ethnographic Research Group of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences from Debrecen University, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of University of Szeged, Szentendre, Hungary. 

     

    PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS, SCIENTIFIC LECTURES

    • 29 April 2006 - A kalotaszegi cigányzenészek táncalkotó és -alakító szerepéről (On the Role of the Gypsy Musicians from Kalotaszeg in Dance Creation and Development) - Dance Heritage in the Carpathian Basin, workshop by the Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest, Hungary.
    • 24 January 2008 - A kalotaszegi cigányzenészek társadalmi és kulturális hálózatáról (On the Social and Cultural Network of the Gypsy Musicians of Kalotaszeg) - Workshop organized by the the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 26 September 2008 - A kolozsvári székhelyű Nemzeti Kisebbségkutató Intézet bemutatása (Presentation of the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities from Cluj) - 13th edition of the Days of Culture in the Carpathian Basin (in the frame of the discussions held by the representatives of non-governmental organizations), organized by the Community of Hungarian Intellectuals in Transcarpathia, Hungarian Community Center in Transcarpathia, Berehovo, Ukraine.
    • 18 October 2008 - A „nevenincs" muzsikusok. A kalotaszegi cigányzenészek 20. századi működésének történeti áttekintés (The 'nameless' musicians. Historical review of the 20th century activity of the Gypsy musicians from Kalotaszeg) - Meeting of the Ethnographers organized by Kriza János Ethnographic Society, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 18 December 2008 - Az erdélyi cigánymuzsikusok kutatásáról (On the research of Gypsy musicians from Transylvania) - Minority Days. Research on Gypsy communities: results and plans for the future, debate organized by Kriza János Ethnographical Society, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 29 January 2009 - „De la Kodoba la Codoba. Despre schimbarea identităţii etnice secundare într-o familie de muzicanţi romi dintr-un sat din Câmpia Transilvaniei (How did Kodoba become Codoba? Shifting secondary identifications among the Roma musician families from a village in the Transylvanian Plain) - Workshop organized by the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 10 March 2009 - Ki számít kalotaszeginek? Egy néprajzi tájegység és a hozzá fűződő regionális identitástudat alakulásának történeti áttekintése (Who can be taken as being from Kalotaszeg? Historical overview of changement in regional identity from an ethnographic area) - Presentation held at the Transylvanian Museum Society, organized by the Departement of Literature, Language and History of TMS and the Department of Hungarian Language and Culture of Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
    • 14 November 2009 - A mérai Berki Ferenc „Árus" (About Berki Ferenc „Árus" from Mera) - Presentation at the Folkmusic and Dance Meeting Festival - Sfântu Gheorghe, eds. XXI. organized by the professional dance ensemble Háromszék (Three Counties) and Lajtha László Foundation from Sfântu Gheorghe.
    • 13 March 2010 - „Művészeti szakoktatás avagy műkedvelő hagyományőrzés? Helyzetkép a romániai magyar iskolai néptáncoktatásról" Arts Education or Popular Preservation of Traditions? State of the Art of the Folk Dance Education in the Hungarian Schools from Romania) - Workshop organized by the Heltai Foundation from Cluj-Napoca.
    • 13 November 2010 - A magyarpalatkai zenészekről (About the gypsy musicians from Pălatca) - Presentation at the Folkmusic and Dance Meeting Festival - Sfântu Gheorghe, eds. XXII. organized by the professional dance ensemble Háromszék (Three Counties) and Lajtha László Foundation from Sfântu Gheorghe.
    • 10 December 2010 - About the Transylvanian Traditional Gypsy Musiciens - Presentation at the Gypsy Music & Culture Workshop organized by the German Institut of Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 14 January 2011 - Művészeti szakoktatás avagy műkedvelő hagyományőrzés? Helyzetkép a romániai magyar iskolai néptáncoktatásról (Arts Education or Popular Preservation of Traditions? State of the Art of the Folk Dance Education in the Hungarian Schools from Romania) - Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Hungarian Folk Dance Association from Romania, Târgu Mureş.
    • 11 May 2011 - A kalotaszegi cigányzenészek társadalmi és kulturális hálózatáról (On the Social and Cultural Network of the Gypsy Musicians of Kalotaszeg) - Presentation for students of the Hungarian Ethnology MA program, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 13 May 2011 - A kalotaszegi cigánymuzsikusokról (About the gypsy musicians from Kalotaszeg) - Presentation at the 6th Meeting of the Dance House Musicians from Transylvania, Lunca de Jos, Ghimeş.
    • 24 November 2011 - Tánc és muzsika Magyarpalatkán (Dance and music in Pălatca) - Presentation at the Generating Trust by Means of Culture in Multi-ethnic Environment organized by the Balassi Institute and Palisády - Védcölöp Foundation from Bratislava, Slovakia.
    • 19 May 2012 - A magyarpalatkai cigánymuzsikusokról (About the gypsy musicians from Pălatca) - Presentation at the 7th Meeting of the Dance House Musicians from Transylvania, Lunca de Jos, Ghimeş.
    • 10 April 2013 - Száz éve született, negyven éve hunyt el Török Erzsébet énekesnő (Celebrating 100 years since the birth, and 40 years since the death of the artist Erzsébet Török) - roundtable discussion about the preservation of traditional culture and folk music organized by Kolozsvár Society from Cluj-Napoca.
    • 11 May 2013 - Parasztzenészek Erdélyben (Traditional Peasant Musicians in Transylvania) - Presentation at the 8th Meeting of the Dance House Musicians from Transylvania, Lunca de Jos, Ghimeş.
    • 8 June 2013 - Fiction films about Roma people (open seminar) - roundtable discussion organized by the Departament of Hungarian Ethnography and Antropology of Babeș-Bolyai University and Tranzit Foundation, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 26 October 2013 - Tánc és muzsika Magyarpalatkán (Dance and music in Pălatca) - Presentation at The 17th Interethnic Folklore Festival from Transylvanian Plain, organized by Téka Foundation from Gherla.
    • 29 March 2014 - És ez tényleg mind táncház? Gondolatok a hagyományos néptánckultúra továbbélési formáiról (Is it really all folk dance house? Some thoughts on changing popular folk dance culture) - Presentation at The 23th National Táncház Festival and Fair, organized by Dance House Guild from Budapest.
    • 12 august 2014 - A mezőségi hagyományos tánckultúráról (About the traditional dance culture from the Transylvanian Plain) - Presentation at The Válaszút organized by the Kallós Zoltán Foundation from Răscruci.
    • 22 August 2014 - Etnokoreológiai dokumentumok Kolozsvár környékéről (1969-2012) [Ethnocoreological documents from Cluj surroundings (1969-2012)] - Presentation at organized by Tranzit Foundation, Cluj-Napoca.
    • 9 May 2015 - A hitelesség kérdése a revival jellegű (városi táncházi és/vagy színpadi) muzsikálásban (The problem of credibility in interpreting traditional music within the dance house and/or stage music revival movement) - Presentation at the 10th Meeting of the Dance House Musicians from Transylvania, Lunca de Jos, Ghimeş.
    • 10 August 2015 - Tánc és muzsika Magyarpalatkán (Dance and music in Pălatca) - Presentation at The 24thInternationalFolk Music and Folk Dance Camp in Válaszút organized by the Kallós Zoltán Foundation from Răscruci.
    • 8 October 2015 - Zsákutcában? Gondolatok a városi táncházak jelenéről (Dead ends? Thoughts on the present state of dance houses from the city) - scientific presentation at the „Györkös Mányi Albert" Memorial House from Cluj, organized by Művelődés magazine and EMKE (Hungarian Cultural Society ofTransylvania), Cluja-Napoca.
    • 31 July 2016 - Muzsika a „kettős periférián". A zenészstátus és az identitás kérdése az ezredforduló kalotaszegi cigánymuzsikusainak körében (Folk Music on a 'Double' Periphery: Status and Identity of the Gypsy Musicians of Kalotaszeg at the Turn of the Millennium.) - Presentation at The World Music Festival of Transylvania from Mera.
    • 9 August 2016 - „A megírt mulatság..." Az erdélyi táncházak eszmetörténete (The story of the Transylvanian dance houses ideas) - Presentation at The 25th International Folk Music and Folk Dance Camp in Válaszút, organized by the Kallós Zoltán Foundation from Răscruci. 

     


    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Mother tongue: Hungarian


    Writing

    Speaking

    Romanian

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    Fluent

    English

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    RESEARCH FIELDS

    • Ethnocoreology - ethnomusicology
    • Regional, cultural and ethnic identity
    • Interethnic - multicultural relationships
    • Cultural and social networks

    Publications