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Call for Papers: The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife- Organized by Historic Deerfield


Call for Papers: The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife
“Let the Games Begin: Sports and Recreation”
Massachusetts, USA – February 15, 2014
Organized by Historic Deerfield

The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife is a continuing series of conferences, exhibitions, and publications whose purpose is to explore everyday life, work, and culture in New England’s past. Founded on the premise that traditional lore and material folk culture are rapidly disappearing in New England, the series focuses attention on emerging areas of folk studies, regional and local history, cultural geography, historical archaeology, and vernacular and antiquarian studies.
The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife is pleased to announce the subject of next year’s conference, Let the Games Begin: Sports and Recreation in New England, to be held at Deerfield, Massachusetts, June 20-22, 2014. The Seminar is now accepting proposals for papers and demonstration on the history of sports, games, and recreations practiced in New England from 1620 to 1930.
To request more information, please visit the following website: or email:
To submit a paper proposal for this conference submit a one-page prospectus that cites sources and a one-page vita or biography by February 15, 2014. Email proposals sent as attachments are encouraged. However, please follow up with a hard copy. Mail your materials including the attached form to:

Peter Benes, Director
The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife
Historic Deerfield, Inc.
P.O. Box 321
Deerfield, Massachusetts 01342

Email:                                                                              Phone: 978-369-7392

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