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LINGUIST List 18.119

Sat Jan 13 2007

Confs: Anthropological Ling/UK

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Message 1: Folklore Society (UK) 2007 Annual Conference
Date: 21-Dec-2006
From: James H. Grayson <j.h.graysonshef.ac.uk>
Subject: Folklore Society (UK) 2007 Annual Conference



Folklore Society (UK) 2007 Annual Conference
Short Title: FLS 2007


Date: 30-Mar-2007 - 31-Mar-2007
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Contact: James Grayson
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Meeting Description:

‘Traditional Games, Sports, and Pastimes’

Life is not all about economic activity. For millennia, people in modern and pre-modern societies have found a variety of ways to amuse themselves individually, or in groups with team games, competitive sports and other recreational activities. In its 2007 Conference, the Folklore Society proposes to explore a wide range of issues concerning traditional forms of recreation. Scholars working in the area of traditional games, sports and pastimes - from non-European as well as European cultures - are encouraged to submit a proposal for a paper to the Conference Committee for consideration. All aspects of research on traditional recreation are suitable including history and archaeology, social function, comparative studies, ritual aspects, and the relation of recreation to religious and philosophical concepts.



2007 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
First Announcement

The Folklore Society (UK) will host its 2007 Conference from Friday 30 March to Saturday 31 March, 2007 at The University of Sheffield, England.

Proposal to Present a Paper:

Students and scholars interested in presenting a paper at the Conference should submit a 250- to 500-word abstract to the Conference Organiser,
Prof. James H. Grayson - j.h.graysonsheffield.ac.uk
no later than 15 January, 2007.

The abstract should be written on the 'Proposal for a Paper' form below. Presenters should also indicate in the section provided on the form what special needs they may have, such as the use of an overhead projector or data projector.

The Conference Committee will notify selected presenters within a fortnight of the submission date.

Attendance at the Conference:

Anyone interested in attending the Conference only should return a copy of the 'Application to Attend' form to the Conference Organiser. Applications to attend must be received by the Conference Organiser no later than Thursday 15 March, 2007. Applications should be accompanied by a £10 deposit. Cheques should be made out in favour of 'The University of Sheffield'.

Note: Even if you have sent in a proposal to give a paper, you must also submit the 'Application to Attend' form (which is attached below).

The Folklore Society 2007 Conference

Conference Information

The 2007 Conference will be held at University House of The University of Sheffield from 6PM, Friday 30 March to 5PM, Saturday 31 March, 2007.
- Registration open from 2PM on Friday, 30th March,
- Displays and activities related to play open from 2PM on the 30th,
- Conference formally starts with the Reception and Conference Dinner at 6PM on Friday 30th, March,
- Presidential Address and the Annual General Meeting following the Conference Dinner on the 30th at 7:30 PM,
- a full-day's session of panels on Saturday, 31st March from 9AM.

The Conference Fee is £50 for members of the Society and £ 60 for non-members. The fee covers the registration fee for the Conference, the Conference Dinner (a 3-course sit-down meal) on 30 March, all refreshments during the Conference, and the Conference Lunch on 31 March.

Accommodation:
Delegates are asked to make their own arrangements for overnight accommodation.
General information about accommodation in Sheffield may be found at
www.sheffield.gov.uk/out--about/tourist-information/staying-in-sheffield. If you use this website, you should look for a venue in the 'city centre'.
Within easy walking distance to the conference venue are two hotels, The Rutland Hotel, and The Westbourne House Hotel. The websites for these hotels are
http://www.rutlandhotel-sheffield.com/home.htm (Rutland Hotel), and
http://www.westbournehousehotel.com (Westbourne House Hotel).
Also a short walk to the Conference venue is the Harley Hotel, the telephone number of which is 0114 275-2288. A good B&B within a 10-minute bus ride to the Conference venue is the Martins Guest House. The telephone number is 0114 230-8588.

Directions of how to get to the Conference venue and a map will be sent out to all persons submitting an 'Application to Attend' form.

All applications must be sent to the Conference Organiser by Thursday 15 March, 2007 at the following address:
Prof. James H. Grayson
2007 Folklore Society Conference Organiser
School of East Asian Studies
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TN
The application must be accompanied by a deposit cheque of £10 sterling made out in favour of The University of Sheffield. Deposits are not refundable after Thursday, 15 March, 2007.


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