Office of the Registrar
General Information (2006/2007)
8.15 Institute for Folklore Studies in Britain and Canada
  • Directors
  • Smith, Dr. P., Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada A1B 3X8
  • Beal, Dr. J., National Centre for English Cultural Tradition, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England S10 2TN

Aims

  1. To foster and extend cooperation and scholarly endeavour between the Department of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition at the University of Sheffield;

  2. To promote the study of folklore in Britain and Canada through teaching, research, archive development and publication;

  3. To encourage and engage in research on all aspects of folklore which link the two host nations in a common tradition.

Structure

  1. Two Joint Directors, to consult and to effect practical cooperation; one appointed by each institution, on the recommendation of the Dean of the appropriate Faculty. Each Joint Director will normally be the Head of the Department of Folklore of Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Director of the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition at the University of Sheffield.

  2. A Steering Committee, consisting initially of two members from each institution, with power to co-opt, if necessary, a non-voting chairman to be chosen from among the members.

  3. Function of the Steering Committee: The Steering Committee will assist the Directors in matters of policy concerning the Institute.