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Anthropology and Folklore in Conversation: Africa

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The Fifth ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’ Seminar.
Celebrating five years of conversation on ideas of mutual interest to both disciplines.

‘Africa’

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019
Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

Presenters include the keynote address by Professor Ruth Finnegan - ‘Studying Africa and Literature: Interactions of Folklore and Anthropology’

Professor Raymond Apthorpe - ‘What is Folklore? What is Ethnography? What is Anthropology?

Ruixuan Li - ‘A Mother’s Concerns in a Cradle Song: An Examination of Somali Lullabies

Muskan Dhandhi - ‘Constructing a Cultural Bridge between Africa and Haryana: Analysing Performativity, Humour and Didacticism in Children’s Folklore’

Professor Karin Barber (topic to be confirmed)

Professor James H. Grayson - ‘The Rabbit, the Monkey and the Water Monster: How a Buddhist Tale Spread from India to East Asia and Africa’

Olatunde Joseph Adebayo - ‘Tortoise Figure: Between Folklore, Materiality and Contemporary Culture ‘

Dr David Shankland - ‘Westermarck, Anthropology and Folklore: or How the Relationship Could Have Gone’.

There is no conference fee, and refreshments will be provided on the day, but tickets must be booked.

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