The annual conference of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library will take place on 13 and 14 November 2021 at Cecil Sharp House in London. Its theme will be ‘Diversity in Folk’.
We seek papers on any aspect of folk music or dance and the issue of racial and ethnic diversity, both historically focused and in contemporary discourse. Topics may include, but are not necessarily limited to:
We welcome submissions from everyone throughout the world, including from people who would be unable to get to London physically, with the intention of providing an electronic means of delivery.
Our focus is mainly on the UK and Ireland, but we welcome papers – which should last around 20 minutes – on other traditions which tie into our theme, and those which encourage us to view England’s folk traditions from the widest possible range of viewpoints.
The deadline for proposals is Friday 30 July 2021.