2017 Conference – Ayr, Scotland

Details of our 2017 annual conference in Ayrshire, from 14-17 September can be found below, on in the downloadable documents for the draft Conference programme 2017 or the Conference 2017 booking form.

A free student place is available for the 2017 Conference. Please contact the Conference Secretary (please see details below)

The Society for Folk Life Studies 

Annual Conference

Ayrshire, Scotland

14th to 17th September 2017

**Identity and place in literature**

**Cross-cultural connections in material culture**

The conference venue will be atThe Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Ayrshire, http://www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

Accommodation will be at Premier Inn, Wheatpark Place, Ayr, Ayrshire KA8 9RT

PROGRAMME

(Draft at:8-7-2017)

THURSDAY, 14th September

17.15-18.00     Registration at Premier Inn

18.30    Dinner at Premier Inn

20.00-20.45   Linda Ballard (President, Society for Folk Life Studies)

Presidential Address (Title TBC)

FRIDAY, 15th September

09.45    Depart Premier Inn for the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (RBBM)

10.00-10.05     Linda Ballard

Welcome to the 2017 annual conference

10.05-11.00    Gavin Sprott

An introduction to Ayrshire & Robert Burns the farmer

11.00 -11.40   Prof. Gerald Carruthers (Glasgow University)

Robert Burns & Scots Presbyterianism

11.40 – 12.00     Tea & coffee.  

12.00 – 12.40    Pauline MacKay (Glasgow University)

(Working title: Burns and bawdry)

12.40-13.15    Chris Waddell (Robert Burns Birthplace Museum)

(Working title: Burns & nature)

13.15 –14.00    Buffet lunch at RBBM

14.00- 15.30   Chris Waddell

Walking tour of Ayr -part 1

15.30 – 16.00                         Tea break at RBBM

16.00 – 17.00   Chris Waddell

Walking tour of Ayr -part 2

17.00    Return to Premier Inn

18.45    Depart Premier Inn for dinner at BBM followed by entertainment

SATURDAY, 16th September

09.15  Depart Premier Inn for Dumfries House Cumnock, Ayrshire, KA18 2NJ (https://dumfries-house.org.uk)

10.00    Guided tour of Dumfries House (TBC)

12.00   Lunch at Dumfries House

14.00   Depart Dumfries House to return to RBBM

14.45 – 15.30   Claudia Kinmonth (Freelance historian of domestic interiors)

(Working title: Design transmission between Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man 

15.30 – 16.00    Tea break

16.00 – 16.45   David Jones

(Working title: The furniture at Dumfries House)

16.45 – 17.30   Sally Tucket

Ayrshire Whitework

17.45   Return to Premier Inn

 

19.30  Dinner at Premier Inn. 

Sunday, 17th September

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

09.15   Depart Premier Inn for RBBM

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

10.15 – 10.55   Bob Powell

Ayrshire to Aylsham: Scots farmers in East Anglia

10.55 – 11.35   John Baldwin

Stoars, Cleps & Croakies / Liris, Pivins & Sgrails: Some ethnological evidence for cultural diffusion along the Western seaways

11.35 – 12.15   Heather Holmes (Web Officer, Society for Folk Life Studies)

In different worlds: Healing at the clooty well

 12.15 –                         Lunch at RBBM

End of conference

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The Society for Folk Life Studies 

Annual Conference, 2017

Ayr, Scotland:

14th to 17th September

**Identity and place in literature**

**Cross-cultural connections in material culture**

This year’s annual conference will take place in Ayr, Scotland. It will provide an excellent opportunity to explore the two themes in the light of the life and work of Robert Burns and the collections and history of Dumfries House in nearby Cumnock.

If you wish to attend this year’s conference, please complete the application form attached and send it by 1 June 2017 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 closing date for all bookings is 1 August 2017 and final payment will be required by this date.

The cost of attending the whole conference will be:

  • £360 per person with accommodation and meals for single occupancy of a room.
  • £320 per person with accommodation and meals for two people sharing a room.
  • £160 per person with lunch and dinner but NO accommodation.
  • Day rates for the conference (with lunch and dinner, but NO accommodation) are available:
    • £60 EACH DAY for Friday and Saturday 15th & 16th September.
    • £30 for Sunday 17th September.

 

BOOKING FORM

The Society for Folk Life Studies 

Annual Conference

Ayr, Scotland:

14th to 17th September 2017

I/We wish to attend the 2017 annual conference:

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

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

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

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

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

WITH ACCOMMODATION:         £360 for single occupancy of a room

                                                     £320 per person for two people sharing a room

WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION:  £160 per person

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

    • £60 EACH DAY for Friday and Saturday 9th & 10th September.
    • £30 for Sunday 17th 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 2017.

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

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

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

the Conference Secretary 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 2017 + [your surname]’)