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CFP: The Materiality of Folklore and Traditional Practices at TAG Conference

Thursday, June 27, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee
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The 41st Annual Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference will be held December 16–18, 2019 at the University College London Institute of Archaeology in London, England.  As part of the upcoming Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference (TAG@UCL-IOA), Dr. Katy Soar and Dr. David Petts are organizing a session entitled, “The Materiality of Folklore and Traditional Practices.”

Traditional ritual practices, happening outside or beyond more canonical or formal belief systems can take oral and material forms. Indeed, often such practices are characterized by a blending of the tangible and intangible, drawing on multi-sensory engagement with cultural and natural objects, place, songs, poems, dance and prayer. This session aims to explore how such traditions are expressed materially. Drawing on conceptual and theoretical developments within folklore, archaeology, ethnography, and anthropology, such as the notion of structured deposition, bricolage, relational/assemblage approaches, and feminist and queer perspectives, this session will explore the materiality and physicality of folklore, traditional, and customary practices in Europe and beyond.
If you would like to offer a paper please contact the organizers, Katy Soar, University of Winchester, at Katy.Soar@winchester.ac.uk, and David Petts, Durham University, at d.a.petts@durham.ac.uk.

 

 



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