18 July 2020 – London, UK organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Festival Culture, Research and Education Network
Global festival culture is a one-day inter-, multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary conference that aims to explore the creative practices, social benefits, economic development, tourism, multiculturalism, diversity, local community involvement, partnerships, religion and music entrepreneurial networks that festivals offer. There are many festivals around the world; they all manifest in varying ways and all possess their own social, religious and cultural practices. Festivals both past and present – be it folk, religion, cultural or community-based – illuminate discourses of hegemony, homogeneity, race, politics, nationalism, identity and religion etc. As an emerging discipline, it is important to examine festivals from varying perspectives to understand, broaden and articulate the scope of festival studies.
Proposals may also address, but are not limited to, the following themes: Festival and education, Festival and religion, Festival and food, Festival in the city, Festival and activism, Researching festivals (methods, methodology), Archiving the festival as an academic and public resource, Festival event organising/management, Festival art Source: https://celebrations.lcir.co.uk/