Previous Folklore Society Events

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,…

Folklore and Anthropology

  • 16th October 2015
  • 10:00—17:00
  • The Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

Folklolre and Anthropology: A one-day symposium jointly hosted by The Folklore Society and The Royal Anthropological Institute.

Anthropology and Folklore Studies had a common origin, and today have many areas of common interest in topics,…

Photography, Folklore and Some Confusions

  • 1st July 2015
  • 18:00—19:00
  • The Warburg Institute, London WC1H 0AB

Photograpy, Folklore and Some Confusions

A talk by Sara Hannant and Doc Rowe, 6.00 pm at The Warburg Institute.

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Calendar Customs and Seasonal Events

  • 26th — 28th June 2015
  • 13:00—13:15
  • Exeter University, Students' Guild

“Calendar Customs and Seasonal Events” Conference,  26-28 June 2015, at the University of Exeter, Students' Guild

From New Year's mummers to Xmas carol singing, wassailing to well dressing, Easter eggs to Halloween lanterns, calendar…

Folklore Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  • 17th — 19th April 2015
  • Sheffield University, Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Rd, Sheffield S10 3ER, UK

In Britain, as elsewhere, folklore is currently in a peculiar position. Popular interest has rarely been greater. Scholarly research and publication continue. Given its foundation in comparative methodologies, folklore is ideally placed to…

Newer Researchers in Folklore Conference

  • 20th November 2014
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

Folklore Studies has a long history of scholarship that often goes unrecognised outside the ranks of Folklore scholars. It remains a minority discipline, even in countries where it has had a stronger academic recognition than it has in…