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University of Hertfordshire

De Havilland Campus

Mosquito Way

Hatfield

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Folklore Studies is no longer the marginalized subject it once was. Increasing numbers of researchers, both independent and academic, are delving into the fascinating realm of folklore—from ‘traditional’ to contemporary, from fairy tale to song and dance—and they’re engaging with the subject in new and exciting ways.

The Newer Researchers Day brings together researchers from all disciplines with an interest in folklore research. It is a workshop intended to celebrate, share, and develop skills in the innovative ways in which many researchers are approaching the discipline.

Experts will run informative and interactive sessions on academic publishing, drawing your research, folklore and fiction, folk music and gender, and folk in the gallery.

The Folklore Society and the Elphinstone Institute, wishing to promote the development of a new generation of scholars, have been hosting the annual Newer Researchers in Folklore Day since 2014. This year’s event will take place at the University of Hertfordshire, in celebration of their new MA in Folklore Studies.

During the event, we aim to provide an informal space to share experiences, achievements, and strategies in overcoming challenges; explore potential collaborations between newer researchers; consider what different disciplines can bring to Folklore Studies and vice versa; and discuss novel ways of sharing the value of folklore to the wider public.

As this is a workshop rather than a conference, we are not requesting abstracts. Simply sign up here. If you have any questions, please contact Ceri Houlbrook and Lucy Wright on newer.researchers.fls@gmail.com.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This is a free workshop and the hosts have a modest sum of money to make contributions towards reasonable student participants’ travel and accommodation costs (first come, first served, until the sum is spent). Applications for financial assistance should be addressed to thefolkloresociety@gmail.com

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