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Anthropology and Folklore in Conversation: The Fifth Joint Seminar of The Folklore Society and The Royal Anthropological Institute

  • Thursday 24 October 2019
  • 10:00 to 17:00
  • Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London WC1T 5BT

Anthropology and Folklore in Conversation: The Fifth Joint Seminar of The Folklore Society and The Royal Anthropological Institute

Thursday 24 October 2019, at The Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

This year’s joint seminar will be on the theme of “AFRICA”

CALL FOR PAPERS

This one-day symposium will explore ethnographic and folkloric issues, modern and historic, focused on the continent of Africa. “Africa” is to be understood in its broadest sense encompassing the societies and cultures which spread from the Mediterranean north to the Cape in the south. We welcome papers that explore juxtapositions of folklore and ethnography, whether considered in terms of contemporary or historical practice. Such papers, for example, might consider the way that anthropologists have engaged with folklore (such as Evans-Pritchard, or Westermarck), or the way that folklorists have developed wider understandings of African society.

Anyone wishing to submit a proposal should write a 200-word proposal including paper title, author’s name and contact details. The proposal should be submitted to Prof. James H. Grayson of The Folklore Society at j.h.grayson@sheffield.ac.uk by Friday 12 July by 17:00.

Paper proposers will be notified by the end of July if their proposal has been accepted.

There is no conference fee, and refreshments will be provided on the day.