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Tina Lalje/The History Press
This online talk is an exploration of the darker side of folklore, including dark church lore and thanatourism Mark Norman, the creator and host of The Folklore Podcast, gives a talk on the new book written by himself and his wife Tracey on the darker aspects of folklore. Published by The History Press, the book...
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Folklore Society News
Winner of our Non-Print Media Award 2021
We are very pleased to announce that our biennial Non-Print Media Award was won by Iorram (Boat Song), documentary directed by Alastair Cole (Tongue Tied Films, 2021). Congratulations We also congratulate the Runner-up: Henry Glassie: Fieldwork, documentary directed by Pat Collins (Harvest Films/South Wind Blows, 2019)
Jonathan Hui Wins the Katharine Briggs Award 2021
We are delighted to announce that the winner of The Katharine Briggs Award 2021 is Jonathan Y. H. Hui, Vilmundar saga viðutan. The Saga of Vilmundur the Outsider, published by The Viking Society for Northern Research. Congratulations Jonathan. We also congratulate the joint Runners-up: Julian Goodare and Martha McGill (eds.), The Supernatural in Early...
Katharine Briggs Lecture and Awards Shortlists
Tonight, 16 November 2021, at 6 pm, The Katharine Briggs Lecture, online: Prof. Ian Russell: “‘Peace o’er the World:’ Christmas Carolling in the Hope Valley.” More details: https://folklore-society.com/event/the-katharine-briggs-lecture-and-awards-2021/ Tickets are free; book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peace-oer-the-world-christmas-carolling-in-the-hope-valley-tickets-180436750177 After the lecture, we will announce the winners of this year’s Katharine Briggs Award and our Non-Print Media...
Indexes to Folklore, 1878-1957 and 1958-1967
You can now download pdf files of scans of Wilfrid Bonser’s 2 indexes to Folklore, Folk-Lore Record and Folk-Lore Journal from our Resources page: A Bibliography of folklore contained in the first eighty years of the publications of the Folklore Society, by Wilfrid Bonser, 1961: https://folklore-society.com/resources/a-bibliography-of-folklore-index1878-1957/ A Bibliography of folklore for 1958-1967, by Wilfrid Bonser, 1969: https://folklore-society.com/resources/a-bibliography-of-folklore-1958-1967/
Estella Canziani Post-graduate Bursary for Research
Applications are now being accepted for our 2022 Estella Canziani Post-graduate Bursary for Research, worth up to £1,000. Deadline: Friday 3 December 2021 Click here for more information on how to apply. Here’s a report from Elena Sottilotta, recipient of our 2021 Canziani Bursary, on her field research in Italy on “Women Writing Folklore: Politics of...
FLS Library New Accessions Jan 2020-Sept 2021
Download a spreadsheet of the new books we have added to our Folklore Society Library at University College London Library between January 2020 and September 2021. Contact us at [email protected] for information on how to borrow books from our collection. FLS Library Accessions Jan 2020 to Sept 2021 We are very grateful to Andrew Watson...
The Katharine Briggs Award 2021 Shortlist
We are pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s Katharine Briggs Award. In alphabetical order, the shortlisted entries are: Lesley Coote, Storyworlds of Robin Hood: The Origins of a Medieval Outlaw (Reaktion Books) Julian Goodare and Martha McGill (eds.), The Supernatural in Early Modern Scotland (Manchester University Press) Jonathan Y. H. Hui, Vilmundar saga...
All FLS News back issues now available in the Members’ area
All issues of our newsletter FLS News, from No.1, 1985 to the most recent issue, are now available as pdfs in the Members area of our website, as well as earlier newsletters 1980-83, and Derek Froome’s index of FLS News Nos.1-50, 1985-2006. Just log in to the Members only area: https://folklore-society.com/wp-login.php If you’ve forgotten your log...
‘Henry Glassie: Field Work’
Henry Glassie: Field Work: at The Folklore Society Click here to buy a ticket to watch the film for £4.99 (UK only) Directed by Pat Collins Documentary | English/Portuguese | 105 min Distributed in the UK by New Wave Films From the director of Song of Granite and Silence comes this new documentary study of the...
The Katharine Briggs Award 2020
We are delighted to announce that the winner of The Katharine Briggs Award 2020 is William G. Pooley, Body and Tradition in Nineteenth-Century France: Félix Arnaudin and the Moorlands of Gascony, 1870-1914, published by Oxford University Press. And the runner-up is Jonathan L. READY, Orality, Textuality, and the Homeric Epics: An Interdisciplinary Study of Oral...
Past Presidents of The Folklore Society
Dr Ross Macfarlane has very kindly compiled a list of all of our past Presidents on the Wikipedia entry for The Folklore Society: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Folklore_Society#Presidents Thanks Ross
The Katharine Briggs Award 2020
We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Katharine Briggs Award 2020, which was postponed from last November to 23 February 2021. The shortlist is in alphabetical order: Karl BELL (ed), Supernatural Cities: Enchantment, Anxiety and Spectrality (Boydell Press) Deirdre MASK, The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power...