The Folklore Society (UK) will host its 2007 Conference from Friday 30 March to Saturday 31 March, 2007 at The University of Sheffield, England.
The Theme of the Conference will be:
‘TRADITIONAL GAMES, SPORTS, AND PASTIMES’
Life is not all about economic activity. For millennia, people in modern and pre-modern societies have found a variety of ways to amuse themselves individually, or in groups with team games, competitive sports and other recreational activities. In its 2007 Conference, the Folklore Society proposes to explore a wide range of issues concerning traditional forms of recreation. Scholars working in the area of traditional games, sports and pastimes - from non-European as well as European cultures - are encouraged to submit a proposal for a paper to the Conference Committee for consideration. All aspects of research on traditional recreation are suitable including history and archaeology, social function, comparative studies, ritual aspects, and the relation of recreation to religious and philosophical concepts.
PROPOSAL TO PRESENT A PAPER
Students and scholars interested in presenting a paper at the Conference should submit a 250- to 500-word abstract to the Conference Organiser,
Prof. James H. Grayson - firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than 15 January, 2007.
Prof. James H. Grayson
School of East Asian Studies
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield, UK S10 2UJ
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