Centre for Contemporary Legend Folklore Symposium at Sheffield Hallam University on 15th November 2018

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The Centre for Contemporary Legend is a new proposed research centre headed by Dr David Clarke (Reader in Journalism, Sheffield Hallam University), Diane A. Rodgers (Senior Lecturer in Media, Sheffield Hallam University) and Andrew Robinson (Senior Lecturer in Photography, Sheffield Hallam University).

An inaugural symposium on folklore studies in the UK is being held at Sheffield Hallam University’s Collegiate Campus on Thursday 15th November 2018. This one-day event (9:30am – 5:00pm) will include a welcome talk, three academic panels and a plenary discussion, foregrounding the study of folklore as a subject in its own right. The purpose of the day is to generate discussion and debate about the study of folklore in higher education.

The three core themes for the panels are:

  • Archiving, Documenting and Photographing Folklore
  • Folklore Studies: Past, Present & Future
  • Folk Horror: Folklore on Screen

The venue is the main building at the Collegiate Crescent campus in room D.008 – directions and details of the schedule and abstracts are available on the Centre for Contemporary Legend website here.

The event is free, but places are limited. If you would like to register to attend the event, please register via Eventbrite here. If you are asked for a password before you can view the page, please contact the C3RI Administrator to request this.