Co-sponsored by the Newberry Division of Research and Academic Programs and Northern Illinois University. The Festive Culture Seminar will be on hiatus until 2012.
The Center for Research in Festive Culture at Northern Illinois University fosters research about the world’s past and present festive cultures by means of conferences and other communications among interested scholars or informed amateurs of festivities. Its programs are designed to answer the following three needs:
To extend intellectual exchange about this subject beyond national and normal professional boundaries.
To rethink the idea of festive culture itself, broadening the usual idea of its subject-matter.
To provide particular space for the work of younger scholars pursuing these subjects.