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Calendar Customs and Seasonal Feasts

The Folklore Society Conference and AGM on the theme "Calendar Customs and Seasonal Feasts" will be held on the 26-28 March 2004 at The University of Glasgow, Scotland.

At the time of writing (January 2004), the deadline for papers had just closed, but the programme was not yet ready. For further details, contact Dr.Lizanne Henderson or Dr.Juliette Wood. See also the Folklore Society website -

For registration, contact Mrs.Susan Vass, The Folklore Society, c/o The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, UK, Tel. 020 7862 8564,  Conference fees: Members of The Folklore Society £12.00, non-members £16.00.

Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display

This is a call for papers that may be of interest to folk play researchers:

The eighth multidisciplinary Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display will be held on June 3-5, 2004 at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA.

Presentations should involve original research and be analytical or theoretical in nature. All topics within the general scope of the conference will be considered. The organisers especially encourage proposals that deal with the public memorialization of death, and proposals that deal with political events and demonstrations in terms of ritual or festival.

The deadline for proposals is February 29, 2004.