Folklore Events and Calls for Papers
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- Venue: University of Chichester, PO19 6PE
- Organised by The Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy
Reading and book signing.
Britannic Myths is a book of eighteen creative retellings of British and Irish myths by mythographer Steven O’Brien alongside new paintings and illustrations by Joe Machine. At this event Steve will present selected readings, accompanied by Joe Machine’s images, followed by a book signing.
£5/£3 concessions (tickets can be used as vouchers for the book). Free to University staff/students.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your ticket.
- Venue: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, WC1N 1JD
- Organised by The Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary University of London
Reports of flying saucers and encounters with aliens have been a part of popular culture since the end of World War II. Often overlooked, however, is the fact that stories about and responses to the UFO phenomenon have changed over time. In this talk Greg Eghigian asks how we account for these changes? And what clues might they provide in helping to explain the enduring fascination with UFOs and alien contact? Doors open at 6pm, and the talk will start at 6.30. Admission is free.
- Venue: Bayfordbury Campus, University of Hertfordshire
- Organised by Dr Ceri Houlbrook
A one-day workshop inviting scholars, heritage specialists, and site managers to explore the material culture and heritage of contemporary ritual deposits. Proposals of papers on the material culture and heritage of any form of contemporary deposit are welcome. Please email proposed titles and abstracts of 150 words to email@example.com.
Transylvanian Háromszék Dance Ensemble’s The Band brings to the stage the energy, excitement and expectations of a rural Hungarian wedding. Catch their first and only UK performance in Manchester during Góbéfest, the UK’s first Transylvanian Hungarian festival of arts & culture. After the dance theatre performance, you are invited to take part in a táncház, a traditional folk dance, which draws on traditions from across Hungary and Transylvania.
- Venue: Tartu, Estonia
- Organised by Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, The University of Tartu,
Folklorists, just like anybody else, are fallible. This event aims to draw out the patterns of fallibility that folklorists show, and to explore what we might learn from this. In this light, submissions are invited within two major categories, the mistakes made by the famous researchers of the past and the mistakes we ourselves have made.
The keynote speakers will be Carl Lindahl (University of Houston) and Karina Lukin (University of Helsinki).
Abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by deadline of 30th Nov.
9th — 10th June 2017, 10:00—17:00 Cinderella
- Venue: University of Bedfordshire
- Organised by University of Bedfordshire
CALL FOR PAPERS
All about Cinderella: Retellings in the Cultural Imagination
CfP deadline 9 December
The theme of the summit “Integrating Social Sciences & Medicine for better understanding Communities & Health” aims to bring a wide audience of academics like Sociologists, Social Scientists, Medical Sociologists, Policy makers, Social Science Researchers and practitioners, students from around the world under a single roof, where they discuss the research, achievements and advancements in the field of Social Science and Medicine.
- Venue: Cecil Sharp House, 7 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY
- Organised by English Folk Dance and Song Society and the University of Aberdeen Elphinstone Institute
Researchers have long been fascinated by the recurrence of tunes in different genres, performance contexts, historical periods, and geographical locations. But how are we to understand this phenomenon of melodic relationships?
This conference aims to bring together those working on ‘traditional’ and ‘popular’ tunes, and welcomes a broad range of perspectives and approaches. Call for Papers and further details on website. Deadline for submission of proposals 31 May 2017.
This interdisciplinary conference addresses the prominence of the mermaid and related creatures from folklore, myth, legend, and the imagination in 19th, 20th, and 21st-Century culture.
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
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) is England’s designated library and archive dedicated to English folk song and dance. Located at Cecil Sharp House, the home of the English Folk Dance & Song Society, it contains an inspiring collection of books, sound, film, photographs, and special archival collections. A number of the VWML’s archival collections and other important 19th and 20th century folk collections have been digitised and are available to view via the library website. The Folklore Society's Ordish Collection is among the collections digitised in “The Full English”. The website also hosts song, dance, tune, and mummers’ play indexes, as well as the incredibly comprehensive Roud folk song and broadside indexes. Together, these create a powerful research tool providing access to England’s cultural heritage.