We are pleased to announce The Society for Folklife Studies annual conference for 2019.
The draft programme of the 2019 annual conference is noted below. It is also available through the following link – SFLS Conference programme (13 July 20) 2019.
A booking form is also available through the following link – SFLS conference booking form 2019.
The Society for Folk Life Studies
Carlisle, Cumbria, England
12th to 15th September 2019
**Cumbrian folklife, agriculture & industry**
The conference venue will be Tullie House Museum.
The accommodation will be at the Travelodge Carlisle Central, Cecil Street, CA1 1NL
THURSDAY, 12th September
17.15-18.00 Registration at Travelodge Carlisle Central, Cecil Street, Carlisle, CA1 1NL
18.30 Dinner at Penny Blue, Halston Hotel, 20-34 Warwick Road, Carlisle CA1 1AB
20.00-20.45 Eric Robson, Broadcaster and farmer
An introduction to Cumbria and Carlisle
FRIDAY, 13th September
09.30 Assemble at Tullie House Museum
09.45-09.50 Dr Dafydd Roberts (President, Society for Folk Life Studies)
Welcome to the 2019 annual conference
09.50-10.00 Andrew Mackay (Director, Tullie House Museum) Welcome to Tullie House Museum and Carlisle
10.00-10.20 Andrew Mackay or Tullie House curators
Tullie 125 / collections overview
10.20 – 10.40 Melanie Gardner (Curator, Tullie House Museum)
Tullie House quilt collection
10.45-11.30 Gabrielle Heffernan (Curatorial Manager, Tullie House Museum) & Peter Brears
Tullie House agricultural hand-tool collection
11.30-11.50 Tea & coffee
11.55-12.30 Peter Brears
Cumbrian traditional food
12.35-13.15 Chris Donaldson (Lecturer, Lancaster University)
‘The traveller will be liable to disappointment who visits Carlisle’
In 1875, Henry Jenkinson jested that visitors to Carlisle might be disappointed. The City, it seems, was far too modern. ‘Instead of dirty alleys,’ writes Jenkinson, ‘there are now clean wide streets, with modern buildings of stone and brick, and hardly the vestige of an edifice interesting to the historian and the antiquary.’ Taking my orientation from this quotation, in this talk I shall focus on the development of Carlisle during the 1700s and 1800s. I shall draw on the collections of Tullie House and the observations of historical visitors in order to consider how the ‘Great Border City’ changed during these two centuries.
13.15-14.00 Buffet lunch at Tullie House
14.00 Excursion 1: Carol Donnelly (City guide)
Guided tour of Carlisle, Castle & Cathedral
16.30 Return to Tullie House for Tea & Coffee
17.00 Annual General Meeting of the Society for Folk Life Studies (Lecture Theatre, Tullie House)
18.30 Dinner at Tullie House, including an illustrated presentation from Dr Sue Allan, ‘Echoes of Old Cumbria: The traditional music of Cumbria and the Lake District’
SATURDAY, 14th September
09.15 Assemble at Tullie House
09.30-10.15 June Hill (Chair of Cumbria Vernacular Building Group)
Cumberland vernacular architecture
10.15-11.00 Alan Cleaver [TBC]
Corpse roads in Cumbria
11.00-11.15 Tea & Coffee
11.15-12.00 Steve Matthews (local author, historian and bookseller)
Carlisle State Management scheme
12.15-13.00 Buffet lunch at Tullie House
13.30-14.10 Excursion 2: Coach to the new Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories
16.45-18.30 Coach to Carlisle via Threlkeld Mining Museum with Ian Harland and Diccan Chaplin-Brice
19.30 Dinner at The Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, 2 Bank Street, Keswick CA12 5JY
20.45 Return to Carlisle.
Sunday, 15th September
Information regarding church services will be available for those wishing to attend
09.30 Assemble at Tullie House
09.45-10.15 Jeff Cowton (Curator, The Wordsworth Trust)
The Romantic Movement
10.15-10.45 Dr Ryan Foster
Reconstructing early shieling landscapes & land-use in Cumbria from environmental and place-name evidence.
10.45-11.15 Professor Margaret Bennett (The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland & Honorary Research Fellow, The University of St Andrews)
The Life & Legacy of Eric R. Creegan
11.15-11.30 Tea & coffee
11.30-11.50 Enid Roberts
“Mae gen i dipyn o dŷ bach twt” – Welsh social housing standards in 2019
11.50-12.10 Heather Holmes
Unfinished business: past life regression and the crusade of King Robert the Bruce’s Heart to Jerusalem, 1330-2018.
End of conference