We are very sad to report the death of Dr Venetia Newall, past president of The Folklore Society and recipient of our Coote Lake Medal for folklore research. Her obituary will be be published in Folklore very soon.
A special award of an engraved goblet was presented on 31 March 2017 to Robert McDowall as a token of gratitude for his twenty years of devoted service to the Folklore Society, as President, vice-President and, especially, for his financial…
Prof. John Widdowson's article “New Beginnings in Folklore: Towards a National Folklore Survey”, published in our journal Folklore (vol.127/3, 2016), is currently free to download here
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2016 biennial Non-Print Media Award is Rod Stradling of Musical Traditions for his 2 CD set of Sam Larner: Cruising Round Yarmouth (MTCD369-0)
We are delighted to announce that this year's Katharine Briggs Award was won by Lizanne Henderson for her book Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of the Enlightenment: Scotland, 1670-1740 (Palgrave).
The runner-up was Éamonn Ó Tuathail…
Of the nineteen entries this year, the judges short listed the following six books (in alphabetical order):
Lizanne Henderson, Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment: Scotland, 1670–1740 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
We are very sad to hear of the death of Stewart Sanderson, editor of Robert Kirk's Secret Common-wealth in our Mistletoe series, 1976.
Many thanks to all our speakers and audience at the conference at St Nick's Centre, York. Great papers, and some tasty samples too.
See a few of Jeremy Harte's photos here