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Call for papers: Library Conference 2022

‘Once more to the mouths of the people’: Ralph Vaughan Williams and Folk Song

Conference of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, English Folk Dance and Song Society

12th and 13th November 2022

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY, and online


The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library’s 2022 conference celebrates Ralph Vaughan Williams in his 150th anniversary year, examining his relationship with folk song.

We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of the subject, including (but not limited to):

  • Vaughan Williams as folk song collector
  • His philosophies and motivations
  • His relationship with his fellow collectors, composers and folklorists
  • His use of folk
  • Material in his compositions and arrangements for the concert hall and church.

Papers may be delivered either in-person or remotely.

Proposals should be no more than 300 words long.

If selected, resulting papers will last c.20 minutes followed by c.10 minutes of questions.

Please email proposals to Tiffany Hore, Library and Archives Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by 5pm BST on Friday 15 July.