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Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation: Contemporary Latin America
Thursday 27 October 2022, 10:00am - 05:00pm
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Seventh Symposium
‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’
~ A Joint Conference of The Folklore Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute ~

Contemporary Latin America


Image: Day Of The Dead Sugar Skulls. Author: Fangusu. CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons


Thursday 27 October 2022
10 AM to 5 PM (GMT)
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

The conference series ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’  is a well established joint programme of The Folklore Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute exploring the overlapping ways in which folklorists and anthropologists consider historic and contemporary issues in culture, society and tradition. Folklorists, ethnographers, anthropologists and other scholars have contributed to the on-going conversation around these topics from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches.

In this year’s symposium, speakers will explore the contemporary folklore and ethnography of Latin America. Papers are invited on any topic relating to the contemporary culture, folklore, and emerging customs of Meso-America, South America and the Caribbean islands. Papers examining the role of modern digital technologies and how they have had an impact on contemporary society will be especially welcome.   

Presentations will be for 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion.

Anyone interested in making a presentation should contact Prof. James H. Grayson at j.h.grayson@sheffield.ac.uk.  The submission date for proposals is 31 July 2022.   Paper proposers will be notified by the end of August 2022.