Organised in partnership by The Historical Dance Society with The English Folk Dance and Song Society and The Morris Ring, The Morris Federation, Open Morris.
The focus of the conference is morris dancing within the Britain and beyond and its history up to recent times. As an enduring feature of British culture across more than six centuries, research in, and understanding, appreciation and practice of, our vernacular dance genre is worth celebrating. We invite contributions from practitioners and scholars to this two-day event to share practice, archival research, oral history and local custom. This may be in the form of papers and talks for 30 minute slots to include discussion time, or workshops of 90 minutes, or posters. We hope to publish selected papers in a volume of proceedings.
Topics: the following suggestions are offered as a guide and further relevant ones will be of interest.
Programme committee: Theresa Buckland, Anne Daye, Mike Heaney, Laura Smyth