1. What is IFUSCO and what does the abbreviation stand for?

IFUSCO stands for International Finno-Ugric Students’ Conference. It is an annual international conference for and by students. The conference brings together all interested in Finno-Ugric (and Uralic) studies.

2. When and where does the IFUSCO XXXVII take place?

The XXXVII IFUSCO takes place in Prague (Czech Republic) from May 23rd to May 27th, 2022. The conference will take place in hybrid form, both in-person participation in Prague and online participation via Zoom will be possible. 

3. Who can take part in the 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 the IFUSCO without having a presentation myself?

Yes, it is possible to take part in the conference without the presentation.

5. What topics are allowed for the IFUSCO XXXVII?

IFUSCO is a Finno-Ugric conference. Thus, presentations are connected with Finno-Ugric studies. Sections dedicated to different disciplines (linguistics, ethnography, folkloristics, history, literature, translation theory, education, economics and many more) are being organized in the framework of the conference.

6. What is the official language of the conference?

IFUSCO has always been a very multilingual conference, the languages being used include Uralic languages as well as English, Russian and German. We would however like to encourage participants to use Uralic languages 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 talk itself.

7. How much time do I have for my presentation?

Each presentation lasts 20 minutes, also including questions. It is up to you if you 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?

You can register yourself on our homepage from January 15th to March 20th, 2022. If you hold a presentation, you will have to upload your abstract on our homepage by April 10th.

9. How much is the registration fee? 

A conference participation fee of 10€ will be collected at the conference venue from participants who attend IFUSCO in person. No participation fee will be collected from those who attend the conference virtually.

10. Will you be providing accommodation to conference participants?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide / finance accommodation to conference participants. However, we have collected useful information on where to stay in Prague on our webpage.

11. What are the entry requirements to the Czech Republic regarding the COVID-19 situation?

Given that the situation is rapidly evolving, we will provide more information on COVID-19 requirements closer to the conference date. If, for any reason, it is not possible for you to attend the conference in person, on-line participation is possible. 

12. Who is organizing the IFUSCO XXXVII and how can I contact them?

IFUSCO XXXIV is organized by PhD students of Charles University. You can contact us via email (ifusco2022@gmail.com). Important information is also published on our social media sites on Facebook and VKontakte.