Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research

Locating Women in 'The Folk' – An interdisciplinary conference

Perspectives on women’s contributions to folk song, folklore, and cultural traditions.

9 June 2018
University of Sussex

Women have always been central to the study and practice of folklore, arts and cultural traditions – as tradition bearers, performers, authors, collectors, storytellers and scholars. Locating women in 'The Folk' conference poster June 2018Locating women in 'The Folk' conference poster June 2018

However, their contribution hasn’t always received the recognition it deserves; this symposium aims to redress the balance. 

This is a one-day interdisciplinary conference celebrating and interrogating the role that women have played in folk song, folklore, and cultural traditions – as tradition bearers, performers, authors, collectors, storytellers and scholars - through presentations and papers across a variety of topics and from historical, contemporary, and future perspectives.

Keynote speaker: Lucy Neal (great great niece of Mary Neal CBE)

For the full programme click here.

This conference is co-presented by Sussex Traditions, The Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research (University of Sussex), and The English Folk Dance & Song Society, and supported by The Centre for Memories, Narratives and Histories (Brighton University), and Sussex University’s Music Department.

To book your place now click HERE

£40.00 Full price,  £30.00 - EFDSS and Sussex Tradition members,  £20.00 -Students

Includes refreshments, organic vegetarian lunch and wine reception.

Full disabled access.

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