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Katharine Briggs Award 2019–Short List

— Posted on 3rd October 2019

We are very pleased to announce the short list for this year’s Katharine Briggs Award. The short listed entries are (in alphabetical order):

  • Guy Beiner, Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography in Ulster (Oxford University Press)
  • Ronald James, The Folklore of Cornwall: The Oral Tradition of a Celtic Nation (University of Exeter Press)
  • Nigel Kelsey, Games, Rhymes, and Wordplay of London Children, ed. Janet E. Alton and J.D.A. Widdowson (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Martha McGill, Ghosts in Enlightenment Scotland (Boydell and Brewer)
  • Sophie Page and Catherine Rider (eds), The Routledge History of Medieval Magic (Routledge)
  • Pat Pickles and Katie Howson, The Brightest of Entertainers: Jig Dolls from England and Beyond (East Anglian Traditional Music Trust)
  • Roy Vickery, Vickery’s Folk Flora: An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
  • Francis Young, Suffolk Fairylore (Lasse Press)

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 29 October after our annual Katharine Briggs Lecture, from 5:30 pm at The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB.

This year’s lecture will be given by Prof. Dr Ulrika Wolf-Knuts (Åbo Akademi University, Finland): “What Can We Do With Old Records of Folk Belief? On the Example of Devil Lore”.

After the lecture, from 7:00 pm, there will be a wine reception and buffet, during which all the books entered for this year’s award will be on display.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but please let us know if you would like to attend: Email to: thefolkloresociety @ gmail.com or telephone 0203 915 3034.