We are pleased to announce our conference in 2009. It will take place on the Isle of Man from 17-20 September. The theme of the conference is Selling the Folk: Tourism and the marketing of folk culture over 200 years.

Based at the Rutland Hotel on Douglas Promenade and at the Manx Museum, the programme will include speakers on facets of the Manx tourist industry, the development of aspects of traditional life into tourist attractions in other regions, and also comparative analysis of more recent developments across the British Isles. Among the excursions pencilled in are visits to the beautiful Niarbyl Bay, the magnificent Laxey Wheel, the National Folk Museum at Cregneash and of course trips on both the electric and steam railways – heritage attractions in their own right.

Further details are available on the Conference programme 2009.