Previous Folklore Society Events

The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Book Award 2016

  • 9th November 2016
  • 18:30—20:30
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

The Katharine Briggs Lecture 2016 will be given by Patricia Lysaght, RIA, Emerita Professor of European Ethnology, University College Dublin, and former editor of Folklore

'From the British Museum to the Great Blasket: Robin Flower and the…

Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation: SOLD OUT

  • 27th October 2016
  • Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation

A joint symposium of The Folklore Society and The Royal Anthropological Institute 
Thursday 27 October 2016, 10.00—17.00

There will be 6 presenters,  3 each from The Folklore Society and the Royal…

Food and Drink in Legend and Tradition

  • 3rd — 4th September 2016
  • St Nick's Environment Centre (formerly York Environment Centre), Rawdon Ave, York YO10 3ST, UK http://stnicks.org.uk/about-us/directions/

Food and Drink in Legend and Tradition: The Eleventh Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society.

3—4 September 2016, at St. Nick’s Environment Centre in York, YO10 3ST

Raise your glasses, please, to the importance of old traditions! Mine’s…

When the Photoshops become Real: Belief in Slender Man and Slender Sickness

  • 6th July 2016
  • 17:00—18:00
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

The Folklore Society is delighted to invite Dr Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University) to give a public lecture on her research into belief in “Slender Man”, at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 6 July at The Warburg Institute.

The lecture is free and…

“A Fieldworker"s Vision: Researching the Present”

  • 1st — 3rd July 2016
  • Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

The Elphinstone Institute and The Folklore Society are pleased to announce the 2016 Folklore, Ethnology and Ethnomusicology Conference Aberdeen (FEECA), which aims to bring together graduate, post-graduate students and early-career…

Remembering Katharine Briggs

  • 21st May 2016
  • 15:00—18:00
  • The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ (near Waterloo Station)

An afternoon event with performance, song, reminiscence and drinks will be held at the Cello Factory, 33-4 Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ (near Waterloo station) from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday 21st May.

Members of The Folklore Society and…

The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Award 2015

  • 18th November 2015
  • 18:30—20:30
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

The Katharine Briggs Memorial Lecture 2015 will be

“From 'breathless catalogue' to 'beyond text': A Hundred Years of Children's Folklore Collecting”

by Dr Julia C. Bishop (Research Associate, School of Education, University of Sheffield,…