Folklore Events and Calls for Papers
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A one-day conference on the fiction of M.R. James. Confirmed Keynotes: Ramsey Campbell (Author), Jacqueline Simpson (Folklorist), Andrew Smith (University of Sheffield).
A conference exploring magical protection of buildings. Tickets £30 in advance (£35 on door). To book, visit http://www.apotropaios.co.uk/conference.html or email email@example.com
6th — 8th May 2016, 09:00—17:00Charms, Charmers and Charmers: Innovation and Tradition
- Venue: University of Cork
- Organised by International Committee for Charms, Charmers and Charming
The 9th Conference of the International Committee for Charms, Charmers and Charming. Call for Papers. Deadline 31 October 2015. More details from firstname.lastname@example.org
The Concealed Revealed, a strand of the Inner Lives: Emotion, Identity and the Supernatural, 1300-1900 Project, is hoping to produce an extensive catalogue of concealed objects and domestic apotropaic devices, from shoes and cats to timber marks, across Britain. Dr Ceri Houlbrook, of the University of Hertfordshire, is not only seeking information about these objects but is also aiming to interview their finders; to consider how the biographies of these objects continue once the concealed has been revealed. If you have any information you'd like to share, please email Ceri on email@example.com, or visit the project website on https://theconcealedrevealed.wordpress.com/
Consultation re new and additional forms of funding for The Folklore Society
Message from Robert McDowall, Vice-President: “At its meeting on 1 July 2015, the Folklore Society (“FLS”) Committee created a sub-group to examine opportunities for the generation of additional forms of revenue for the Society (other than revenue generated in partnership with Taylor & Francis). The sub-group invites FLS members and supporters to submit their suggestions and proposals, using this template. The consultation period ends on 30 September 2015. The sub-group will evaluate the feasibility of the proposals received and submit the “top 3” to the FLS Committee in December 2015 with a view to implementing the proposal(s) in 2016.”
Register with the Yahoo! Talking Folklore group set up by Steve Roud.
A joint publication of the University of Tartu, the Estonian National Museum and the Estonian Literary Museum, now available free online.
Black Dog Database
Mark Norman is compiling a database of accounts of sightings of Black Dogs and will be very pleased if people can send contributions to Mark@viewfindervideo.co.uk
The English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS)
EFDSS has become one of Arts Council England's Regularly Funded Organisations to receive £400,000 of funding over two years. The funding will enable EFDSS to become a national development agency for folk music and set up a number of exciting new initiatives that will benefit the folk sector. For further information, please contact EFDSS Marketing Director, Sophia Linehan.