Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mediaeval Ghosts in Edinburgh



I'll be giving a paper on mediaeval ghost stories this Saturday in Edinburgh. Details are:

Traditional Cosmology Society Day Conference
Saturday, 12 April
School of Scottish Studies
27 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LD
Day conference on ‘Ghosts’ from 10 am to 5 pm.
Conference fee for TCS members £1; others £2.
Students free.
Opening speaker: Professor Mirjam Mencej, Royal Society of Edinburgh Exchange Fellow from Slovenia. The Annual General Meeting of the Traditional Cosmology Society will take place at 12.30 pm.

9.30 -10.20 Mirjam Mencej "The Rise, Spread and Decline of Ghost Stories Attached to the Building of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Ljubljana"
10.20-10.50 Mariah Hudec "The Trial of Margaret Lang: Fairies and the Dead in Early Modern Scotland".
11.10-12 Joy Fraser  " 'Locked in a graveyard at night with an active poltergeist': Legend, Performance and Belief on the City of the Dead Ghost Tour, Edinburgh"
12-12.30 Lewis Hurst “Punch Lines in Ghost Stories and Jokes: A Common Mechanism”
12.30 AGM of the Traditional Cosmology Society
2-2.50 Willem  de Blécourt “Enacting  Ghosts, or: How to Make the Invisible Visible”
2.50-3.20 Martha McGill  “The Laird of Coul’s Ghost: An Eighteenth-century Scottish Story”
3.40-4.10 Sean Martin “The Walking Dead: Supernatural Encounters in Mediaeval England”
4.10-5 Lynn Holden “Ghosts in Love”

5-6 Reception
All welcome.

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