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
Many thanks to everyone who attended our conference 15-17 April, and especially to all of our wonderful speakers. The presentations were all fascinating, discussions were fruitful, and several people came stylishly dressed for the occasion.
Diane Goldstein's inaugural David Buchan Lecture from November 2015 can be viewed and heard here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/public-engagement/david-buchan-lecture-2015.php
It is with great sadness that we report the death, on 14 February, of distinguished folklorist Professor W.F.H. “Bill” Nicolaisen. Bill was President of The Folklore Society from 1999 to 2002. He will be much missed.
Dr Jonathan Roper will give a talk “The Texts of Charms, The Context of Charming” at The Royal Anthropological Institute, 30 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT, Wednesday 17 February 2016, 5.30 p.m.