40th International Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Conference
We’re pleased to open registration for the 40th International Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Conference, held this year June 26-30, 2023 at Sheffield Hallam University, and hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Legend.
There will be a series of themed panels including:
- Body Horror
- Social Media
- Furries and Ghosts
- Politics, fake news, rumour
- Conspiracy & Belief
- Nation & Indigenous legend
- Haunted Houses
- Digital Legends
- X-Files and UFOs
- Crime & Moral Panics
The conference includes an optional Legend and Landscape excursion to the Peak District National Park, with a guided visit to the Plague Village of Eyam (see here) and a tour of Peak Cavern in Castleton (see here).
There will also be a conference meal at the Showroom Cinema and an evening event (watch out for further details).
We look forward to seeing you in Sheffield!
A few notes about this year’s conference:
- This year, ISCLR is pleased to extend members-only registration rates for members of The Folklore Society (FLS).
- We have a hotel booking tool with special conference rates for two hotels in Sheffield: the Leonardo Hotel Sheffield and the Novotel Sheffield Centre. Book here.
For further information on ISCLR please contact Virginia Siegel (she/her/hers), Secretary of the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research and Professor of Practice, University of Arkansas Libraries.