2016 Conference – Dublin, Ireland

The Society for Folk Life Studies

 Annual Conference, 2016

Dublin, Ireland

8-11 September 2016

Memorialisation & identity 

The conference venue and accommodation will be at Trinity College, Dublin

Details of the 2016 draft programme are available through the following link or below: SFLS Conference 2016 programme.

Details of the 2016 booking form are available through the following link or below: SFLS Conference 2016 booking form

PROGRAMME

(draft at 24 April 2016)

THURSDAY, 8th  September 

17.15-18.00                 Registration at Trinity College.

18.30            Dinner in Trinity College

20.00-20.45            Rev Prof Laurence Kirkpatrick (Dept of Ecclesiastical History, Union Theological College, Queen’s University, Belfast).

1916 and the memory of Ireland.

FRIDAY, 9th  September

09.00         Coach leaves Trinity College for University College, Dublin.

09.45   Assemble at UCD

10.00            Linda Ballard (President, Society for Folk Life Studies)

Welcome to the 2015 annual conference.

10.05-10.50   Bairbre Ní Fhloinn (UCD)

In touch with the intangible  - ICH and and the NFC

10.50-11.10   Tea & coffee.  

11.15-11.45   Críostóir Mac Carthaigh  (UCD)

The material context of folk legend narration in a West Kerry fishing community in the early twentieth century.

11.50- 12.20   Barbara Hillers

Material culture in the international folktale ATU 910B, “The servant’s good counsel”.

12.25-13.00   Patricia Lysaght

Livestock Kept in the Dwelling House: Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Evidence for the Practice in Ireland.

13.10 – 14.00   Buffet lunch at UCD

14.15- 15.15   Tour of the National Folklore Collection

15.20 – 15.50   Kelly Fitzgerald

Materials of a marriage: contemporary ceremonies in Cabra, Dublin 7.

15.55- 16.25   Anne O’Dowd

Straw, hay and rushes in Irish folk tradition

16.30-17.00   Anna Bale

The Dúchas project and the digitisation of the National Folklore Collection organisation

17.15-18.00   Return to Trinity College

18.45   Dinner at Pacino’s restaurant, Suffolk Street, Dublin, followed by a visit the Teacher’s (singing) Club, Parnell Square.

SATURDAY, 10th September

09.00   Assemble at Trinity College

09.05-09.50   Matthew Richardson (Manx Heritage)

1916 in the Isle of Man (working title)

09.55-10.40   Isabella Evangelisti (TCD)

The Unitarian congregation in Dublin, 1863-1916: from the margins to the mainstream.

10.45-11.00   Tea & Coffee

11.00-11.25   Dylan Jones

The experiences of the Irish POWs incarcerated at Frongoch Camp, near Bala, after the 1916 Easter Rising. [working title]

11.30-11.55   Linda Ballard (QUB)

Robert M’Calmont of Mountpottinger, Belfast.

12.00-12.25   Dafydd Roberts (Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales)

The Welsh-speaking Methodist community Dublin.

12.45   Buffet lunch at Trinity College

13.30-14.00   Bus to Glasnevin Cemetery

14.00-16.00   Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery

16.30-17.00   Return to Trinity College

20.30   Dinner at Pacino’s restaurant, Suffolk Street, Dublin 

Sunday, 11th September

Information regarding church services will be available for those wishing to attend

 09.00   Assemble at Trinity College

09.30-10.15   Annual General Meeting of the Society for Folk Life Studies.

10.15-10.45   Ronnie Ballard

Changing the identity of a motor bike.

10.50-11.20   Cynthia Boyd (Independent folklorist and researcher, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)

Sunshades and poke-bonnets: The occupational folklife of Beachwomen in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, 1890-1940.

11.20-11.30   Concluding remarks.

11.30-12.00   Tea & coffee

12.00-13.30   Walking Tour of revolutionary Dublin, led by Jerry O’Reilly, followed by a music session in a nearby pub.

End of conference

 

The Society for Folk Life Studies

Annual Conference, 2016

Dublin, Republic of Ireland:

8th to 11th September 2016 

Memorialisation & identity

 This year’s annual conference will take place in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, and deals with two themes that resonate with the centenaries of both the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme.

 Based in Trinity College Dublin, the conference will provide an excellent opportunity to explore the Irish contexts for these two landmark events through a range of papers, a guided walk and excursions. We will visit the National Folklore Collection at University College Dublin and hear a selection of papers based on recent work within the Collection.

If you wish to attend this year’s conference, please complete the application form attached and send it with a non-returnable deposit of £100, to the Conference Secretary (Steph Mastoris) at: National Waterfront Museum, Maritime Quarter, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3RD, Wales, UK.

The cost of attending the whole conference will be:

  • £480 per person with accommodation and meals for single occupancy of a room.
  • £420 per person with accommodation and meals for two people sharing a room.
  • £250 per person with lunch and dinner but NO accommodation.
  • Day rates for the conference (with lunch and dinner, but NO accommodation) are available:
    • £100 EACH DAY for Friday and Saturday 9th & 10th September.
    • £50 for Sunday 11th September.

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BOOKING FORM

The Society for Folk Life Studies 

Annual Conference

Dublin, Republic of Ireland:

8th to 11th September 2016

 

I/We wish to attend the 2016 annual conference:

Name/s: …………………………………………………………………………………………

Address: …………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Telephone: ……………………….. E-mail: ……………………………………….

I/We understand that the total cost of the conference will be:

WITH ACCOMMODATION:

  • £480 for single occupancy of a room
  • £420 per person for two people sharing a room

WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION:

  • £250 per person

DAY RATES (with lunch and dinner, but NO accommodation) are available at:

    • £100 EACH DAY for Friday and Saturday 9th & 10th September.
    • £50 for Sunday 11th September.

Please book ….. place(s) with / without accommodation and I/we enclose a non-returnable deposit of £100 per person.

I understand that the remainder of the conference fee will be due for payment by 1st August 2015.

Dietary requirements: ……………………………………………………………..

Mobility requirements: …………………………………………………………………………

Please return this form with payment or notification of BACS transfer to:

Steph Mastoris, National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD (steph.mastoris@museumwales.ac.uk)

 Please pay either by cheque payable to The Society for Folk Life Studies or BACS transfer to the Society’s bank account: Sort code:  40-35-18 Account number:11226363 (Please identify the transfer as ‘Conference 2016 + [your surname]’)