At the end of August, the Traditional Cosmology Society held its 2019-20 Annual General Meeting and elected a new Committee. As was announced in the original notice, the minutes from the meeting are now (finally) available for those who could not attend. We especially invite all e-members, as well as those who could not make it to Edinburgh, to take a look, and let us know if they have any comments/suggestions/opinions/cosmological musings!
Please follow this link to access the .doc transcript of the minutes.
Members of the Traditional Cosmology society are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Friday 30th at 50 George Square, Room 2.14, Edinburgh, 15:00 – 16:30. E-members who wish to participate remotely should contact the Society beforehand at email@example.com, so that a video-link can be arranged.
Over the past twelve months, a number of departures have left crucial positions within the Committee open. It is a great opportunity for new and
returning Members to become more involved in the running of the Society, and help to make our calendar of events more diverse and accessible to all.
Now more than ever therefore it is important for all our Members to make their presence felt, and offer their views and suggestions on the future of our Society.
Here is the tentative agenda for the meeting:
- Welcome and Apologies
- Minutes from the last AGM
- President’s (Chair’s) Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Election of the Committee
- Membership Campaign for 2019-20
- Expansion of Commitee
Minutes will be circulated after the meeting for those who could not attend.
‘Purifying the kingship: the first six reigns in the Shahnameh in the light of Indo-European comparative modelling’
Wednesday February 1, 2017
G.02, 19 George Square (Middle Eastern Studies)
17.30-19.00 (17.45-18.45 then questions)
‘The Sound of Creation: The Parallels between Old Norse Cosmogony and Eschatology’
The Meadows Lecture Theatre (School of Classics)
Jan 18 2017 16.00-18.00 (16.30-17.30 then questions)
Please note that all meetings will be held in the conference room, Celtic and Scottish Studies, 27 George Square, Edinburgh. All welcome.
Monday, 10 February
Time: 7 pm
Speaker: Antonella Sciancalepore
‘Traces of animal transformations of the hero in medieval literature’
Tuesday, 4 March
Time: 7 pm
Speaker: Casey High
‘Cosmological perspectivism and the dangers of shamanism in Amazonia’
Saturday, 12 April
Day conference on ‘Ghosts’ from 10 am to 5 pm.
Conference fee for TCS members £1; others £2.
Opening speaker: Professor Mirjam Mencej, Royal Society of Edinburgh Exchange Fellow from Slovenia. The Annual General Meeting of the Traditional Cosmology Society will take place at 12.30 pm.
Thursday, 24 April
Speaker: Terry Gunnell
‘Current thinking about the Vanir in Old Norse mythology’