Dynamiques insulaires (Mars 2014, iles Shetland)

Island Dynamics: www.islanddynamics.org
 Le laboratoire danois Island Dynamics annonce 3 conférences pour mars 2014, aux iles Shetland.
Island Dynamics will be in Shetland, UK in March 2014, engaging in three conferences and retreats concerning local development, traditional culture, and the arts.
Entrepreneurship and Local Development: Explorations in Practice
18-22 March 2014, Unst, Shetland, UK
This conference will investigate entrepreneurship in practice by visiting businesses and local amenities in the North Isles of Shetland. For those of you who missed out on our fantastic “Investing in Small Island Recovery” conference retreat in 2012, we’re running the event again. Although this time around, focus is on entrepreneurship, and presentations will not deal exclusively with islands, the conference will nevertheless grant a wealth of insight into how the economies of small island communities operate. The conference is centred around trips out into the field from our base at the self-catering cottages in remote and windswept Saxa Vord, where delegates will have the opportunity to prepare their meals using local food and produce. Delegates will visit local businesses and amenities, speaking with business owners, self-employed entrepreneurs, and community development workers, representing such diverse industries as fisheries processing, hospitality, the arts, agriculture, and manufacturing. Because of the small-scale and all-inclusive nature of this conference, only around 20 delegates can attend, and qualified participants are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is thus necessary to register early. Visit the conference website for details.
Folk Belief and Traditions of the Supernatural
25-30 March 2014, Unst & Lerwick, Shetland, UK
This conference takes the practice-oriented approach of Island Dynamics’ most recent conferences and applies it to the field of folk belief research. Within this innovative conference format, delegates will stay at the self-catering cottages in remote and windswept Saxa Vord, where they will have the opportunity to prepare their meals using local food and produce. From here, delegates will take trips out in to the surrounding communities to speak with tradition bearers and visit sites of local legend. The final two days of the conference, taking place in association with “The Supernatural in Literature and Film” (below), will be based in Shetland’s main town of Lerwick and will feature academic presentations. Because of the small-scale and mostly inclusive nature of this conference, only around 20 delegates can attend, and qualified participants are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is thus necessary to register early – In fact, the event is now nearly sold out. Visit the conference website for details. This conference is a collaboration of the Folklore Society (UK), Indiana University’s Department of Folklore & Ethnomusicology, and Nanzan University’s Anthropological Institute.
The Supernatural in Literature and Film
29-31 March 2014, Lerwick, Shetland, UK
This conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the role of the supernatural in literature and film, past and present, worldwide. The talks at this conference take place in association with “Folk Belief and Traditions of the Supernatural” (above). This is more of a typical conference experience but should nevertheless be exciting. The final deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 October 2013, but to take advantage of early registration rates, you must submit your abstract by 1 June 2013 at the latest. Visit the conference website for details.

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