Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs Conference Announced
A conference to be held at Cecil Sharp House, London, 6-7 October 2017 Organised by the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, EFDSS, and the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen
Celebrating North-East Writing
'Celebrating North-East Writing' replaces the Toulmin Prize for 2017 The Celebration event is now open to receiving poems and stories with a North-East focus, some of which will feature at the event at the University's May Festival 26-28 May 2017, along with other North-East writers, speakers and performers. Please send your entry...
The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, is pleased to announce four PhD scholarships in the fields of Ethnology, Ethnomusicology, Folklore, and Linguistics, starting in September 2017.
Graduation Day - Tuesday 14 June 2016
Two Elphinstone Institute students graduate today
North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) 2018
The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2018 will return to Aberdeen, 11-15 July. Concerts, workshops, live gigs, interviews, sessions, busking, and academic conference and more! Featuring traditons of fiddle music and dance from countries and communities around the North Atlantic. Reserve these dates in your diary! The convention is timed to celebrate the re-opening of...
Toulmin Prize - 2016 Winner Announced
The winner of the Toulmin Prize 2016 is Mary Leith from Kintore, with her story Duck Number 38. Mary received her award at the May Festival, at a special event, 'The Toulmin Celebration and Short Story Prize' on Sunday 29 May, where her entry was read aloud to the assembled audience...
PhD Student wins prestigious Prix du Québec
Congratulations to Carley Williams, PhD student at the Elphinstone Institute, for winning the prestigious 'Prix du Québec' for her upcoming project, 'Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Comparative Study of Québec and Scotland'. The prize, which is awarded by the Québec Government, promotes academic studies dealing with issues relating to the province. Carley...
PhD students in the news
Rod Nicol and Athanasios (Sakis) Barmpalexis were both recently in the spotlight of Aberdeen newspaper The Press and Journal. Rod's research on the folk memory of the Piper Alpha disaster was featured in an article on 14 April. Sakis's research on shamanism in the North-East was featured in an article on 16...
Elphinstone Institute Newsletter Spring 2016
We are pleased to announce that the Elphinstone Institute's spring 2016 newsletter is now available to download. A hard copy of the newsletter can also be picked up at the Elphinstone Institute, in the MacRobert Building. In this term's newsletter you will find a tribute to our dearly missed colleague, Bill...
Pat Ballantyne Successfully Defends PhD Thesis
Congratulations to Pat Ballantyne, who has successfully defended her PhD thesis! We are all very proud of and happy for Pat, whose thesis is titled 'Regulation and Reaction: The Development of Scottish Traditional Dance with Particular Reference to Aberdeenshire, from 1805 to the Present Day'. In addition to doing vital research on dance,...
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