Pp. 7-8

  • James Kapalo
  • Jenny Butler


This special issue of Incantatio is dedicated to the theme of tradition and innovation and comprises a selection of papers presented at the 9th conference of the Charms, Charmers and Charming International Committee of the ISFNR held at University College Cork on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May, 2016. The papers presented here engage with the theme from a range of perspectives; historical change and the impact of modernity (Dillinger, Radchenko); theoretical and methodological innovation driven by the digital and virtual worlds (Ilyefalvi, Sawden) and the evolving ways in which charms and charmers have been viewed and represented in different societies over time (Milne, Tausiet, Leitão) are explored and reflected on from different disciplinary perspectives.