The third joint conference of the Institute of Archaeology (UCL) and the Folklore Society, exploring the relationships between archaeology and folklore.
SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2013
10:30 James Lloyd (Peterhouse, Cambridge) What is a Folktale?
11:00 Stacy Bowe (Institute of Archaeology, UCL) The Role of Folklore within Archaeological Site Management
11:30 Dr Paul Cowdell (University of Hertfordshire) 'She won't come back to haunt me and taunt me, I know,/ 'Cause I buried her face downward, she's a long way to go'
12:30 Dr Peter Robson (Independent Researcher) For All the World Like the Cernel Giant in Olden Times: Thomas Hardy and the Folklore of Some Ancient Sites
13:00 Dr Rebecca Welshman (University of Exeter) "He drove me back as if I were a bull breaking fence": Folklore and Archaeology in Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)
14:30 Susanne Atkin (Independent Researcher) 'Unlucky for Mortals to Meddle': Preserving Cornwall's Antiquities with Spriggans, Haunted Urns, and Death
15:00 Dr Jonathan Roper (University of Tartu) Burwash Voices
16:00 Dr Fabio Silva (Institute of Archaeology, UCL & University of Wales Trinity St David) Landscape, Astronomy and Folklore in Megalithic Portugal
16:30 Jeremy Harte (Bourne Hall Museum) Moral Monoliths
17:00 Wine Reception
18:30 End Day 1
SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER 2013
11:00 Tom Williams (Institute of Archaeology, UCL & The British Museum) Woeful Danes Bottom and Other Tales: Memories of the Viking Age in England
11:30 John Clark (Museum of London) Medieval Treasure in the Thames: Rubbish, Ritual or Safe Disposal?
12:30 Ross MacFarlane (Wellcome Trust) Cymru, Kites and Collecting
13:00 Dr Helen Frisby (University of the West of England) Biscuits and Burnt Wine: The Folklore and Material Culture of Victorian Funeral Hospitality
14:30 Ceri Houlbrook (University of Manchester) Trading with the Tooth-Fairy: Folklore and Finances
15:00 Barbara Butler & Chloe Metcalfe (Bath Spa University) West Country Stave Dancing: Revival, Re-Appropriation and Renewal
15:30 End Day 2
How to get to the Institute of Archaeology:
Parking is extremely limited (and very expensive) in Central London, so public transport is advised.
Nearest Tube: Euston, Euston Square, Warren Street, King's Cross St Pancras, Goodge Street, Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road
Nearest Rail: Euston, King's Cross, St. Pancras International
Many buses also serve the area
Please check on the Transport for London website for routes and travel times: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/
Please note that engineering works often take place on Tube lines and stations on weekends; check before you travel on the TFL website.
Please note that you must arrange your own accommodation; it cannot be arranged for you by the event organisers. There are many hotels, bed & breakfasts and hostels in Bloomsbury and the surrounding area.