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“Popular Antiquities 2” Folklore & Archaeology Conference at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London

  • 13th — 14th October 2012
  • Jointly hosted by The Folklore Society.

Following the great success of the first “Popular Antiquities” conference in October 2011, this second multidisciplinary conference will continue to present and discuss the relationship between folklore and archaeology, their histories, materials, aims, methods and reception. Whilst the two subjects were, at one time, one and the same thing, the past two centuries have seen increased separation, and indeed hostility, between them. Through this conference, we hope to come closer to reconciling and promoting collaboration between the two disciplines.

The conference will also mark the celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Institute of Archaeology and the centenary of The Folklore Society Library’s presence at University College London Library.There will be an exhibition of popular antiquities for the duration of the conference.