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The conference will feature talks by Irish and international scholars from Sweden, Armenia and further afield on the diverse topics relating to Irish oral and material traditional culture.

We will close by the annual Bo Almqvist lecture to be delivered by Dr Guy Beiner of Ben Gurion University on “Penetrating Social Forgetting:

The Challenges of Collecting Ulster Folk History Traditions in the Mid-Twentieth-Century”.

9:40am to 11:10am


Fionnán Mac Gabhann (UCD) Popular Justice at Shrovetide in Ireland

Sebastian Graham (QUB) "The Men Through the Stour": Memories and

Forgotten Words of the Ulster Flax Scutchers

Luke Murphy (UCD) “Remember Brave Bodyke”: Eviction in Irish Tradition

11:10am to 11:25am Tea and coffee
11:25am to 12:25am

Panel 2

Aoiffe Kenny (UCD) An Examination of the Female Hero's Journey in some Co. Longford Folktales

Alvard Jivanyan (Yerevan State University) Anthropomorphic Dolls as Otherworldly Helpers in the International Folktale

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Panel 3

Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill (UL) “Sin mo scéalsa agus codlaígí”:

Cíoradh ar chúrsaí cumhachta i scéalta iontais Shorcha Chonaill Nic Grianna

Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh (University of Uppsala) “Is iad na focail chainte chéanna a bhíonn aige gach uair”: Insintí éagsúla ar scéalta i gcorpas Sheáin na Cille Mhic Criomhthain

1:30pm to 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Panel 4

Ciarán Walsh (Maynooth University) The Go Between:

Alfred Cort Haddon and a Forgotten Engagement Between Irish Folklore and Anarchist Ethnology

Anne Byrne (NUI Galway) Woolfs in Ireland: The Lure of Language and Place

3:40pm to 4:40pm

Panel 5

Tomás Mac Conmara (UCC) "Always in the Human Consciousness": The Oral Heritage of the Irish War of Independence

Deirdre Nuttall (Independent Researcher) Protestants in Independent Ireland Talk about Land and Landscape

4:40pm to 5pm Tea and coffee
5pm to 6pm

Almqvist Lecture / Léacht Almqvist

Guy Beiner (Ben Gurion University)

Penetrating Social Forgetting: The Challenges of Collecting Ulster

Folk History Traditions in the Mid-Twentieth-Century

6pm to 7pm Reception

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Saturday 17 November

9am to 6pm

Connor Lecture Theatre

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