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Conference call for Papers 2018

Our themes for the next conference.

Theme 1: Towards a better understanding. Of hidden heritage within the urban landscape.

Theme 2: How do we engage the public with hidden heritage within the rural landscape.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Papers must not exceed 3500 words in length (1500 words for work in progress papers), including abstract, figures, references and appendices. If you have not already done so, please send a short biography of up to 50 words of the presenting author in a separate document, with a photograph if possible.
  2. Before submitting your paper please ensure that it has been carefully read for typographical and grammatical errors. If English is not your first language, please have your paper proof-read by an English speaking person. Papers will be returned if the standard of English is not considered to be good enough for publication.
  3. Papers should submitted as a .doc attachment by email to the conference email. The email address is given on the conference call for papers.
  4. Papers must not be sent in PDF format and should not be zipped.
  5. Papers can be produced in any PC or MAC version of Microsoft Word using Arial font 12 pt for the main text.
  6. Set the pagesize to A4 with margins of 2.54cm all around. Please do not insert headers, footers or page numbers. Do not refer to page numbers in your text as these will be changed.
  7. Do not use multiple columns.
  8. Put the title of the paper in bold, left aligned, at the top of the first page only..
  9. Then, on the next line put the names of the authors. Where all authors are from the same institute, the following format should be used.

Lead Author, Co-author One, Co-Author Two
Institute, Town, Country

Multiple authors from different institutions should appear as:

Andrew Nonymous1, Second Author2 and Third Author1
1The department, faculty and name of institute, Town, Country
2The department, faculty and name of institute, Town, Country

All author details will be removed before the review process.

  1. A 300 word abstract should follow.
  2.  Include up to 6 keywords or phrases
  3. Do not use more than three levels of heading and use the numbering convention:

1 Heading 1

1.1 Heading 2

1.1.1 Heading 3

  1. The main body of the text should be in Calibri 10 point, single spaced and fully justified. Please use normal capitalisation within the text and do not use bold face for emphasis. Italics are acceptable. All headings should use initial capitals only, excepting for use of Acronyms
  2. You can include bulleted or numbered lists.
  3. Figures and tables should be placed as close to their reference point in the text as possible. All figures and tables must have titles and must be referenced from within the text. Avoid colour diagrams as the proceedings will be printed in black and white. Images must be inserted as picture files (.gif, .jpg). You may be asked to supply the pictures as separate files.
  4. Please avoid the use of footnotes. Endnotes are not permitted and papers containing them will be returned.
  5. References should follow the Harvard referencing style, which means that primary references in the text should be in the format (Nugus 1999) and should then be listed at the end of the paper as per the following examples:

Brooks, I. and Weatherston, J. (1997) The Business Environment: Challenges and Changes, Prentice Hall, London.


2006-01-01 14.24.28


Ben and the Butter

You’ve heerd thic tale afor ? well, I beant zurprized at that, Of the man as stoal tha butter, and put et in hes hat : But mebby you’ll excuse ma, ef I tells tha tale agean, Vor thic varmer wer my fiathcr, and thic very man wer Ben. ‘ Ben had been churmin aal tha daay, Churmin, and churmin, and churmin

Churmin, and churmin, and churmin awaay : Vor tha weather wer cowld, and hes vengers wer num,…

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Why is the dialect of Dorset not accepted as part of our heritage?

When people think of their heritage they tend to refer to buildings, archaeology, personal experiences, why is it then that dialect in the West country is overlooked?

Fiddleford Mill

As Brits we associate dialect with many places such as Liverpool, Manchester, Hull and Birmingham, this may be partly due to the movement of people during the  industrial revolution of the 19th century and the demise of traditional…

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Married Life by Agrikler 1825

Spooase yev accomplished yer pwint—spooase yev vound out what the ways meent, Beginning wi dearly beloved, and endin in coorse with amazement. Ef yer bad temper and whims yo vind yev got moor than yer match in g Ef still o billin and cooin, yo gets moor o claain and scratchin ; Ef yo expected perfection, and vind yev got nothin uncommen ; ‘ Ef what you thought wer a angel turns out vor to be buta…

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Wassailing Time, Irene Thomas 1992

On vrosty nights near Christmas,

We all went out t’ zing,

“While Shepherds watched” – “The Vust Noel,”

“Y’ere we’m cum wassailing”.

We huddled een the doorways,

Tinglin’ wi’ the cowld,

But meakin’ zure we zung they carols,

Jist like days of wold!

Oone pleace we always went to,

Were down t’ Tanyard  Varm,

Two Carols zung outside the door,

An’oone eenzide in’t waarm.

The sweet wold lady standing’…

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Zummer by Philip Pulman


” Then Summer came, a matron fair. Showering June’s roses on the air. With field-flowers waving everywhere, In meadows bright ; With blissful sounds, with visions rare, A large delighu”— Richard Howitt. Here’s zummer, hot an’ dry, Wi’ scarchin’ day an zwilt’rin night, Th’ zun, lik’ vire sheenin’ bright, In a blue an’ blazin’ sky, Th’ thu’sty groun’s* da parch an’ bake, An’ cracks an’…

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Spring by Philip Pulman

Here’s Spring agen ! 0 happy time, Young an’ zmiling, blith an’ gay, — Days da lingthen, Sunsheene stringthen — * Natur’s cloth’d wi’ verdur prime, An’ pleasant breezes lightly play.

Th’ bonds ev wenter rude be broke, An’ vrost an’ snow be banish’d quite ; Agen es zeen Th’ lears all green — Ver ice-bound vegetation’s woke By th’ zun’s revivin’ yeat and light.

Wi’ daisies fiel’s be dotted o’er,…

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Rhymes in the West of England dialect


You’ve heerd o’ Measter Tupper ? well, I’ve heerd on uii too, And I’ve had his book a lend ma, but I didden rade un droo. When a man begins ta rite, tes ‘mazin how the words ull graw, But a verry littel book ull hould what mooast on us do knaw, Zo I tuk my pen and peaper jest vor to sketch it down, And thaught I’d try and knock up a vew prawverbs o my own.

Noa man es wise…

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