Friday, 4 January 2008

An International Ballad Conference in Cardiff

Baledi/Ballads 2008

The International Ballad Conference is being hosted by the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, 28 July-2 August 2008.
Amgaewn wybodaeth am y Gynhadledd Faledi Ryngwladol, sydd i'w chynnal dan nawdd Ysgol y Gymraeg,Prifysgol Caerdydd, 28 Gorffennaf-2 Awst 2008.
Closing date: 30 January 2008
38th International Ballad Conference
School of Welsh, Cardiff University,
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Monday, 28 July – Saturday, 2 August 2008
The 38th International Ballad Conference of the Kommission für Volksdichtung is to be held in Cardiff, from Monday evening, 28 July, to Saturday afternoon, 2 August 2008. The conference is being hosted by the School of Welsh at Cardiff University, the premier university in Wales and one of Britain’s major research universities. Established in 1883, Cardiff University celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2008.
Call for Papers
While papers need not be restricted to any particular subjects but may address any issue of concern to scholars of ballads and traditional song, we particularly encourage presentations that treat one or more of the following themes:
language and identity; ecology and the natural world (plants, animals, birds, etc.); gender; ballads and the industrial revolution; performance and orality; broadsides and print culture.
Papers will be limited to 20 minutes. Abstracts of up to 300 words, together with requests for technical equipment, should be submitted by 30 JANUARY 2008 to the Conference Organiser, Dr E. Wyn James ( The author’s address, affiliation and contact details should be clearly stated, together with a brief account of the author’s career and research interests.
For further information, contact the Conference Organiser:
Dr E. Wyn James, School of Welsh, Cardiff University, Humanities Building,
Colum Drive, CARDIFF, CF10 3EU, Wales, UK.
Tel. +44 (0) 29-2087-4843; Fax: +44 (0) 29-2087-4604;
Email:; Website:


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