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The Katharine Briggs Award 2023: Short List

— Posted on 17th October 2023

We are very pleased to announce the short list for this year’s Katharine Briggs Award

Short List (in alphabetical order)

Catherine Bannister, Scouting and Guiding in Britain: The Ritual Socialisation of Young People (Palgrave Macmillan)

Marion Gibson, The Witches of St Osyth: Persecution, Betrayal and Murder in Elizabethan England (Cambridge University Press)

Michael HeaneyThe Ancient English Morris Dance (Archaeopress)

Una McIlvennaSinging the News of Death: Execution Ballads in Europe 1500-1900 (Oxford University Press)

Rachel McKennaTraditional Architecture of Offaly (Offaly County Council)

Ioan and Ştefana Pop-Curşeu, Witchcraft in Romania (Palgrave Macmillan)

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 7 November 2023, immediately after this year’s Katharine Briggs Lecture, which will be given by Prof. Paul Gilroy: ‘Folk Tradition and the Choosing of Ancestors,’ at The Indian YMCA, K.T. Paul Hall, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ, starting at 18:30.

All the books entered for the award will be on display during the event.

The event is in-person only and will not be live-streamed.

Tickets are free and open to the public but prior booking is essential, via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/folk-tradition-and-the-choosing-of-ancestors-by-paul-gilroy-tickets-729740733177?

We would like to thank all the authors and publishers who have supported The Katharine Briggs Award by entering their books into the competition