Dear friends of ISCLR,
I have several things to report to you from this summer, some of which you may already know but which I thought should be announced to those who missed any of the news.
Our annual conference, hosted from Tarragona by Carmen Oriol and Emili Samper and online by Theo Meder, was excellent and would have been improved only by our being there together in person.
The Brian McConnell Book Award was presented to Tom Mould, Overthrowing the Queen: Telling Stories of Welfare in America.
Contemporary Legend. The membership voted to make CL an online, open access journal, which might take place in about a year.
FOAFTale News has been discontinued as a newsletter but has become a blog on the ISCLR website.
Webinar. ISCLR held its first webinar: Theo Meder on conspirituality. We are eager to hold more webinars and welcome suggestions.
Meetings: The 2022 conference is planned for Ottawa, Canada. The 2023 one is planned for Worcester or Sheffield, England.
Secretary: I stepped down as ISCLR secretary, and Virginia Siegel was elected to the position. The transition has taken a while, but it is now time for Virginia to assume her duties. After September 1, please contact her (email@example.com) with any concerns about membership or other ISCLR matters.
I have been proud and honored to serve as your ISCLR secretary, doing my best to serve both the organization and the individuals in it honorably, usefully, and thoughtfully. I am grateful that I could help in any ways I did, and I thank those who have trusted me over the years.
Elissa R. Henken
Executive Council 2021
President: Theo Meder (2023), Theo.Meder@meertens.knaw.nl
President Elect: Ian Brodie (2023), firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President: Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby (2023), email@example.com
Treasurer: Daniel P. Compora (2024), firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Virginia Siegel (2024), email@example.com
Member at Large, European: David Clarke (2024), firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large, European: Petr Janeček (2022), email@example.com
Member at Large, North American: Carolyn Ware (2024), firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large, North American: Gail de Vos (2022), email@example.com
Member at Large, Early Career Scholar, European: Marina Baiduzh (2024), firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large, Early Career Scholar, North American: David J. Puglia (2022), email@example.com