David Atkinson, Julia C. Bishop, Elaine Bradtke, Eddie Cass, Thomas A. McKean, Robert Young Walser
'From Oral Tradition to Critical Edition: The James Madison Carpenter Collection of Folk Music and Drama', Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 23 April 2008. Click here to watch the presentation video.

'New Directions for Old Lore: A Folklore Collection's Journey from Wax Cylinders to the World Wide Web', Research Seminar, University of Aberdeen, January 2007.

David Atkinson
'"The greatest sea song in the language": "Sir Patrick Spens" and the Anxiety of Authenticity', Scotland – SCOTTland conference, Oberwesel, Germany, 26–29 May 2011.

'Sense of Place in English Narrative Ballads', English and Welsh Diasporas conference, Loughborough University, 13–16 April 2011.

'Inscribing the Voice of the People? A Brief History of Ballad Editing', a seminar at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, 20 April 2010.

'Ballad Variation and Ballad Ontology', paper presented at the 39th International Ballad Conference, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Institute of Arts, Ethnography, and Folklore, Minsk, 13-18 July 2009.

'James Madison Carpenter's Collection of Folklore Palimpsests', paper presented at the Folklore Society AGM Conference, 24 April 2009.

'The Private Life of Ballad Manuscripts', 5th International Conference of the European Society for Textual Studies, Lisbon, 20-22 November 2008.

'Writing Place in Ballad Texts', Place, Writing, Voice Conference, Plymouth, September 2008.

'Palimpsest or texte génétique: A Textual Model for the Anglo-Scottish Ballad', 38th International Ballad Conference, Cardiff, July 2008.

'The Material Ballad: A Documentary Approach', 37th International Ballad Conference, Kyle of Lochalsh, August 2007.

'Ballad Manuscripts, Textual Reception, and the Condition of Folk Literature', Joint Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society and the Folklore Studies Association of Canada, The Politics and Practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Québec, Canada, October 2007.

'Longitudinal Evidence for the Construction of Folklore Collections: A Case Study from the Greig–Duncan and J. M. Carpenter Collections', 118th Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, Homelands and Diasporas, Milwaukee, WI, October 2006.

'A Brief History of Ballad Editing', 36th International Ballad Conference, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany, April 2006.

'A Critical Edition of Folk Songs and Plays: Imaginings and Constraints', Book History Research Network Study Day on Electronic Texts, Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing, University of Birmingham, January 2006.

'What did the people all say?': Ballad Editing and the Problem of Punctuation', 35th International Ballad Conference, Kiev, Ukraine, July 2005.

'Editing Carpenter, Conceptualising Folk Song Collections', Annual Conference of the Folklore Society, March 2003; the 33rd International Ballad Conference, Austin, Texas, June 2003; and Cecil Sharp in Context conference, August 2003.

Julia Bishop
'Thousands more songs online as the Carpenter Collection goes live' (with Steve Roud), Sidmouth Folk Week, 10 August 2017.

'Investigating the Ballads in the James M. Carpenter Collection', Soundpost Old Adam Weekend, Dungworth, 17 June 2017.

'The James Madison Carpenter Collection Goes Online', University of Aberdeen May Festival, 27 May 2017.

'"A remarkable unity in their variety": Comparative Analysis of Folksong Melodies in the 21st Century', paper presented to the International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on Historical Sources of Traditional Music, Vienna, 6-10 March 2012.

'Verse-making, Oral Recitation and Song Performance: The Campbell Family of Forgue, Aberdeenshire', Sound Effects Conference, St Andrews University, July 2006.

'The Ballad as Sung: Re–Evaluating Methods in the Transcription and Editing of Folksong Music', 'From Wunderhorn to the Internet', 36th International Ballad Conference, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany, April 2006.

'The Critical Editing of Traditional Music: Notes from the James Madison Carpenter Collection Project', Research Forum, Department of Music, University of Newcastle, March 2006.

'Grouping, Grawping and Groping towards a Critical Edition of the James Madison Carpenter Collection of Traditional Song and Drama', Dialect and Folk Life Studies in Britain: The Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture in Its Context conference, University of Leeds, March 2005.

'The Most Valuable Collection of Child Ballads Never Published?  The James Madison Carpenter Collection and North-East Ballad Singers', Elphinstone Institute Public Lecture, Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen, April 2004.

'Kittredge and Carpenter: The Role of Harvard in the Formation of the J. M. Carpenter Collection of Folksong and Drama', Research Seminar, National Centre for English Cultural Tradition, University of Sheffield, May 2002.

'Negotiating a Byzantine Assemblage: Producing a Descriptive Catalogue of the James M. Carpenter Collection', 114th Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, Rochester, NY, October 2002.

'Kittredge and Carpenter: Assessing the Influence of Harvard on the Creation of the James M. Carpenter Collection', 32nd International Ballad Conference, Leuven, Belgium, July 2002.

'"Forty Thousand Miles in Quest of Ballads": James M. Carpenter as a Folksong Fieldworker', British Forum for Ethnomusicology Conference, Fieldwork, Ethnography, Representation, University of Sheffield, April 2000.

'"An independent cratur": James Madison Carpenter's Folksong Collecting in Scotland, 1929-35', Annual Conference of the Folklore Society, University of Edinburgh, March 2000.

'"The White Fisher": An Illegitimate Child Ballad from Aberdeenshire', 28th International Ballad Conference, University of Aberdeen, August 1999.

'Bell Duncan: "The greatest ballad singer of all time"?'  Folksong: Tradition and Revival Conference, University of Sheffield, July 1998.

'"The most valuable collection of Child ballads with tunes ever published": The Unfinished Work of James Madison Carpenter', 26th International Ballad Conference, University of Wales, Swansea, July 1996.

'"Forty Thousand Miles in Quest of Ballads": James Madison Carpenter and the Ballad as Song', 107th Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society Meeting, Lafayette, LA, October 1995.

Elaine Bradtke
'John Robbins: Fiddler and Pipe and Tabor Player', SOAS Fiddle Conference, London, 2011.

'The Bidford Morris Repertoire: Charting the Development of a Re-invented Tradition', presented at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention: Roots and Routes, Aberdeen, Scotland, July 2010.

'Sam Bennett and the Ilmington Tradition: Documentary Evidence of an English Fiddle Player', presented at the SOAS Fiddle Conference, 21-22 Feburary 2009.

'Fiddle Tunes from Under the Bed: Extracting Music from Carpenter's Recordings', North Atlantic Fiddle Convention, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, August 2008.

'Two Collectors, One Informant, Different Results', Joint Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society and the Folklore Studies Association of Canada, The Politics and Practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Québec, Canada, October 2007.

'Sam Bennett: A Case Study in the English Fiddle Tradition  from James Madison Carpenter's Ethnographic Field Collection', North Atlantic Fiddle Convention, Aberdeen, Scotland, July 2006.

'Teetering on the Cutting Edge: Exploiting the Potential of Encoded Archival Description', 114th Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, Rochester, NY, October 2002.

Eddie Cass
'James Madison Carpenter and George Baker: An Analytical Description of an Artistic Relationship', Presidential Address, Society for Folk Life Studies conference, Llandrindod Wells, Wales, Sept 2013.

'The James Madison Carpenter Collection of British Folk Plays', Presidential Address, Folklore Society conference, University of Worcester, April 2011.

'The Hunton Versions of the Sword-Dance Play', Joint Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society and the Folklore Studies Association of Canada, The Politics and Practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Québec, Canada, October 2007.

'Lincolnshire Plough Plays in the Collections of James Madison Carpenter and Ethel Rudkin', Annual Conference of the Society for Folk Life Studies, Wisbech, September 2002.

'Cataloguing the James Madison Carpenter Folk Drama Collection', Traditional Drama Research Group, International Drama Conference, University of Sheffield, July 2002.

'James Madison Carpenter: The Archaeology of a Folklore Collection', Annual Conference of the Folklore Society, Cardiff, March 2002.

Thomas A. McKean
'Sir James the Ross Goes to America', 'Song and the Relationships Between Nations', 42nd International Ballad Conference, Faro, Portugal, June 2011.

'The Dialect Conundrum in Editing Song Manuscripts', 'From Wunderhorn to the Internet', 36th International Ballad Conference, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany, April 2006.

'Digitizing and Editing the James Madison Carpenter Collection', Aberdeen and Regional Oral History Association, October 2005.

'Triangulating Beauty and Significance in the James Madison Carpenter Collection', 117th Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, Atlanta, GA, October 2005.

Robert Young Walser
'The James Madison Carpenter Project and Folk Archives: Lessons from the Field', Folk Archives Conference, Falls Village, Connecticut, 7 May 2015.

'Out of the Archive and onto the Firth: Reanimating the Dreg Song', Annual
Meeting of the American Folklore Society, New Orleans, 24-28 October 2012.

'Out of the Archive and onto the Firth: Dreg Songs Come Alive', Celtic and Scottish Studies, Edinburgh University, guest lecture, 22 June 2012.

'Cue the Chorus: Improvisation and Response in Scottish Dreg Songs', Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society Meeting, Bloomington, Indiana, 14 October 2011.

'The "Regulation" Melody: Variation in Halyard Shanties', Chicago Maritime Festival, 26 February 2011.

'Pickle Nonsense Explained: Scottish Dreg Songs on the Mystic River', Symposium 'Music of the Sea' sponsored by Mystic Seaport Museum, the University of Connecticut and the United States Coast Guard Academy, June 2011.

'Ersatz Expertise: Authority, Evidence and Oyster Songs of the Firth of Forth', Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, Nashville Tennessee, 13-16 October 2010.

'Dreg Songs: A Scots Oyster Fishing Tradition', 31st Annual Music of the Sea Symposium, Mystic Seaport Museum, 11-12 June 2010.

'Boxing Shanties', Joint Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society and the Folklore Studies Association of Canada, The Politics and Practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Québec, Canada, October 2007.

'From Cylinders to Sense: Computer–based Musical Analysis of James Madison Carpenter's Folk Song Recordings', Annual Conference of the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM) and Royal Musicological Association, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, September 2007.

'The "Regulation" Melody: Variation in Halyard Shanties', 21st Annual Symposium on Traditional Music of the Sea, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, June 2007.

'What Do You Mean by "Blow the Man Down"?' 118th Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, 'Homelands and Diasporas', Milwaukee, WI, October 2006.

'Herding Folksongs', 6th International Conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval, Queen Mary, University of London, September 2005.

'Crossing Frontiers of Space, Time and Community: The James Madison Carpenter Collection in the 21st Century', Society for Ethnomusicology, Miami, FL, October 2003.

'A Carpenter Toolkit: New Ways to Work with Old Songs (and Dances & Plays...)', National Folk Festival, Sutton Bonnington, UK, 12 April 2003.

'Coloring Outside the Lines: The James Madison Carpenter Collection in XML', Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, Rochester, NY, October 2002.