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The Fifth ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’ Seminar.
Celebrating five years of conversation on ideas of mutual interest to both disciplines.

‘Africa’

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019
Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

There is no conference fee, and refreshments will be provided on the day, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to https://anthandfolkloreafrica.eventbrite.co.uk

10:00 – 10:15   Welcome (Tea and coffee available)

10:15 – 11:00   Keynote Address
Emeritus Professor Ruth Finnegan
‘Studying Africa and Literature: Interactions of Folklore and Anthropology’

11:00 – 11:40   Paper 1
Professor Raymond Apthorpe  
‘What is Folklore? What is Ethnography? What is Anthropology? Thoughts Following This Year's Nsenga People's tuwimba at Chief Ndake's Village, Petauke District, Eastern Zambia’

11:40 – 12:20   Paper 2
Ruixuan Li
‘A Mother’s Concerns in a Cradle Song:  An Examination of Somali Lullabies from the Perspective of Lyric Poetry’

12:20 – 1:20  Lunch

1:20 – 2:00    Paper 3
Muskan Dhandhi
‘Constructing a Cultural Bridge between Africa and Haryana:  Analysing Performativity, Humour and Didacticism in Children’s Folklore’

2:00 – 2:40  Paper 4
Emeritus Professor Karin Barber
‘Street Culture in Early Yoruba Newspapers’

2:40 – 3:20  Paper 5
Emeritus Professor James H. Grayson  
‘The Rabbit, the Monkey and the Water Monster:  How a Buddhist Tale Spread from India to East Asia and Africa’

3:20 – 3:50  Tea and Coffee

3:50 – 3:30  Paper 6
Olatunde Joseph Adebayo
‘Tortoise Figure:  Between Folklore, Materiality and Contemporary Culture‘

3:30 – 4:10   Paper 7
Dr David Shankland
‘Westermarck, Anthropology and Folklore: or How the Relationship Could Have Gone’

4:10 – 5:00    General Discussion

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