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“A Fieldworker”s Vision: Researching the Present” Folklore, Ethnology and Ethnomusicology Conference Aberdeen

  • 1st — 3rd July 2016
  • Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

The Elphinstone Institute and The Folklore Society are pleased to announce the 2016 Folklore, Ethnology and Ethnomusicology Conference Aberdeen (FEECA), which aims to bring together graduate, post-graduate students and early-career researchers in these fields, to strengthen relations between relevant scholars and institutions in the UK and around the world.

This year’s theme draws on W.F.H. Nicolaisen’s article “A Gleaner’s Vision”, in which Nicolaisen (Emeritus Professor, Elphinstone Institute) takes issue with the limited vision and approach of the early scholars of folklore, where the work of the folklorist/ethnologist was seen to be one of salvage, gathering up scattered remnants of the past. Nicolaisen argues for a broader vision, a more comprehensive approach aimed at the present, encouraging folklorists to seek out what surrounds them.

For more information and booking details, contact http://abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/research-projects/feeca2016