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March 2, 2013




Call for Papers

The New York Folklore Society is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a one-day conference as a part of our upcoming annual membership meeting on March 2, 2013. Since 2010, the New York Folklore Society has produced this conference to showcase the work of students and emerging scholars. In 2013, we especially invite paper proposals which focus on occupational folklore.

“Occupational Folklore” is the theme of this year’s conference, hosted by ArtsWestchester and produced in collaboration with ArtsWestchester and Long Island Traditions. The conference in White Plains, New York, will coincide with a joint exhibition of the maritime occupational traditions of boat building on the Hudson River and Long Island’s Sound and South Shore, jointly produced by ArtsWestchester and Long Island Traditions. The exhibit highlights traditional livelihoods that in some cases, due to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, have been wiped out in the blink of an eye. Conference attendees are encouraged to view the exhibition and a related public program that will take place in association with the conference.

This multidisciplinary conference welcomes papers and presentations based on research in occupational culture, including but not limited to narratives, customary lore, or material expressions related to skilled crafts in the region. While the regional focus of submissions is not circumscribed by geography, we especially encourage papers related to the cultural traditions and occupational lore of New York State and the tri-state region of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

White Plains is located in New York’s lower Hudson Valley and is easily accessible by car or by public rail transportation (MTA)from New York City. It lies in close proximity to Connecticut and Long Island.

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Download the
Proposal Submission Form and Guide here.

Deadline for paper submissions is
February 2, 2013.

occupational folklore call for papers

The New York Folklore Society’s programs are made possible in part with public funds from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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