"Steppin' Steens o Knowledge": Folklore, Ethnology, and Ethnomusicology Conference (Aberdeen)
7/4/2014 to 7/6/2014
Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, UK—We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the inaugural Folklore,
Ethnology, and Ethnomusicology Conference (Aberdeen). FEECA aims to
answer the need for an academic forum for postgraduate research students
and early-career researchers and to strengthen relations between
relevant scholars and institutions in the UK, Ireland, and elsewhere.
"Steppin Steens o Knowledge" (Stepping Stones of Knowledge) refers to a
life philosophy of the late Stanley Robertson, a Traveller and former
research associate at the Elphinstone Institute. Drawn from the
incremental nature of Stanley's ballad and storytelling traditions, the
concept encapsulates both the initial career steps being taken by
conference-goers, as well as the new "stepping steens" being created
through each participant's research.
Small by design, this conference of around thirty presenters is open to
papers touching on any aspect of folklore, ethnology, or
ethnomusicology. Each presenter will be given twenty minutes for their
paper, followed by ten minutes for questions. Proposals for themed
sessions are also welcome, and there will be space for research poster
Registration will be on Friday afternoon, followed by a keynote address. Saturday and Sunday will have morning and afternoon paper presentations followed by possible excursions.
Please submit proposals by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following by 31 January 2014:
1) An abstract of up to 250 words;
2) A brief biography/career description of no more than 200 words;
3) Author name, e-mail address and affiliation, if any.
All applicants will be contacted with the results of their submission by 10 February 2014.
For more information as it becomes available, please visit the conference website: www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/events/feeca2014.
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