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Year 3: conference

On Saturday 19 March 2005, the University of Leeds hosted a one-day conference entitled 'Dialect and Folk Life Studies in Britain: The Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture in its Context' at the Edward Boyle Library. The conference was attended by sixty delegates from Great Britain and Ireland, representing local and national archive repositories, museums, libraries and academic institutions.

Speakers presented papers on the history of the English Dialect Survey and the Institute of Dialect and Folk Life Studies, photographic fieldwork at the University of Edinburgh's School of Scottish Studies, the work of the Elphinstone Institute (University of Aberdeen), the representation of vernacular speech recorded in the James Madison Carpenter Collection of Traditional Song and Drama, the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture, the British Library's dialect project, 'The Way We Speak', the Museum of Welsh Life, and archives of English language and tradition.

The conference proceedings and papers are available on this website.