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CFP: Folklore, Ethnology, Ethnomusicology Conference Aberdeen

Thursday, November 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez

The Elphinstone Institute at the University of Aberdeen presents its third Folklore, Ethnology, Ethnomusicology Conference Aberdeen (FEECA)—with the theme of Connections, Creativity, Continuity: Insider-Outside Perspectives. It will be hosted at the Elphinstone Institute on July 3–5, 2020.

This conference aims to create a space to explore the purposes the work of ethnologists, folklorists, ethnomusicologists, and community activists. Often these roles combine academic research and community-based, socially engaged practice. How do we navigate between these different worlds? What is the significance of our work? Is it to contribute to new knowledge, or to make a difference to the lives of the people we work alongside? Is this a dichotomy, or is there a more nuanced way to look at the interplay between academia, communities, and activism?

The conference invites applications for 20-minute presentations engaging with these themes and questions. Each participant will receive personalized feedback from our mentor and keynote speaker, Mairi McFadyen.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • How do academia, the public realm, community groups, and organizations overlap or interact?
  • How do community development, creative projects, and academia interact?
  • How does the researcher’s role in the community influence the university and vice-versa?
  • What are the social and cultural connections and implications of these relationships?

Applications are encouraged from early-career researchers and practitioners of all backgrounds and from around the world. The conference will consider all proposals which respond to the theme.

Proposals of 200–300 words can be submitted to the organizing committee at by December 22, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by January 31, 2020.

For more information, see FEECA 2020

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