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WELCOME to the home page of the Website of the Society for European Festivals Research.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY BEING REDESIGNED AND UPDATED.

WE WILL LET MEMBERS KNOW WHEN OUR NEW WEBSITE 'GOES LIVE'

MEANWHILE FOR DETAILS OF OUR 2018 CONFERENCE (30 April and 1 May)

SEE BELOW (this page) and under the 'CURRENT PROJECTS' heading above.


We hope that all members of the Society will assist us in making this a thoroughly helpful research tool.

First: please join the Society!! There is no annual or joining fee. All you have to do is fill in the membership form by clicking on the appropriate instruction below. You will see on the form a legal undertaking to permit us to share your name and email address with other members of the Society.

For the Constitution of the Society click on the link below.

The Society originated at a meeting of a European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop held in Venice. A full description of the Workshop and the Report sent to the ESF are included on this site by way of links in the left-hand column.

You'll find on the site a variety of useful categories of information, as listed in the column at the left hand side of the screen. You will also find links to sites already in existence which hold information of interest to Festivals researchers.

CONFERENCE 2018

Our next Conference will be held on Monday 30 April and Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, UK.

Conference title: Crossing Boundaries: confessional, political and cultural interactions in early modern festivals and diplomatic encounters.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A CALL FOR PAPERS PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE RUN OF OPTIONS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

The Society for European Festivals Research

Listen to Rio West interviewing Professor Ronnie Mulryne and Margaret Shewring about the society:
 [Download as MP3]


To join the Society, please follow the link to the application form under 'Membership'

in the choice of options listed across the top of this page (second from the left).

European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop

The Future of Research in Renaissance Festivals: Resources and Collaboration

21st and 22nd March 2010: Full Report (illustrated)

 Scientific Workshop Report for ESF

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