Previous Folklore Society Events

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…

The Katharine Briggs Lecture 2014 and the Katharine Briggs Book Award

  • 19th November 2014
  • 18:30—21:00
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

“Cry, Lady, Cry”: Maternal Infanticide Narratives and the Vernacular Construction of Blame

by Professor Diane Goldstein, Director of the Folklore Institute, Indiana University.

After the lecture, there will be a wine reception and buffet…

The Last Drut’syla? A traditional Jewish storyteller in postwar Europe

  • 17th September 2014
  • 17:30—18:30
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

A Public Lecture by Simon Heywood (Storyteller, Songwriter, Folklorist) and Shonaleigh Cumbers (Drut'syla: Storyteller)

The lecture is free and open to all. To book, call 0207 862 8564 or email


War in Legend and Tradition

  • 6th — 7th September 2014
  • Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent

War in Legend and Tradition 6-7 Sept 2014

With guns and drums and drums and guns, hurrah! Humming barrack-room ballads they march, flanked by the Comrade in White and the regimental goat. St.George descends on a winged horse to lead the…

Sing, Say, Play

  • 18th June 2014
  • 06:30—11:00
  • The Duke [of York], Roger Street, London WC1N 2PB

Following the great success of last year's Sing, Say, Play evening at the pub, we're hosting another get together for singing, playing and storytelling on Weds 18 June at the Duke [of York], Roger St, WC1N 2PB. 

“Intimacies and Intimations: Storytelling between Servants and Masters”

  • 26th February 2014
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

The female servant storyteller is a literary commonplace that runs from classical times via Mother Goose to Charles Dickens and beyond. So familiar is this figure that some recent critics have argued that she obscures the true history of…