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Forthcoming Folklore Society Events

Folklore and Philately: The Semiotics of Folklore on Postage Stamps

  • 20/04/2021
  • 18:00-19:30
  • Online talk

An online talk for The Folklore Society by James H. Grayson (School of East Asian Studies, Sheffield University). A semiotic analysis of postage stamp designs incorporating folkloric themes will explore how governments use postal imagery for political purposes. Stamps are miniature government documents, the semiotic analysis of which reveals different ways in which governments have...

Folklore, Learning and Literacies conference

  • 21-23/05/2021
  • Friday 21 to Sunday 23 May. from 09:30 to 17:30 GMT
  • Online conference

The rescheduled Folklore, Learning and Literacies conference will be online, Friday 21 to Sunday 23 May 2021 Keynote speaker: Prof. Michael Rosen: “‘Don’t say that!’ – how my parents negotiated Yiddish.”  (Friday 21st) In this talk, Michael Rosen explores how his parents who had both come from Yiddish-speaking households, retained many Yiddish phrases and words and...

The Sky in Legend and Tradition

  • 4th and 5th September 2021
  • Medieval Hall, Cathedral Close, Salisbury SP1 2EY

The Sky in Legend and Tradition The Fifteenth Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 2021, at the Medieval Hall in Cathedral Close, Salisbury SP1 2EY Call for Papers Calling occupants of interplanetary craft! The flying pigs are knocking on Heaven’s door while thunderbirds circle the Merry Dancers and a...

Creativity during the Covid lockdown: Life and Renewal During the Pandemic

  • 10:00 - 17:00
  • online

Anthropology and Folklore in Conversation: The Sixth Joint Seminar of The Folklore Society and The Royal Anthropological Institute ‘Creativity during the Covid lockdown: Life and Renewal During the Pandemic’ A Virtual One-Day Conference Date:  Thursday 7 October, 2021. Time:  10 AM to 5 PM. Call for Papers The Royal Anthropological Institute, and The Folklore Society...

Rescheduled and new Folklore Society events coming soon!