The Katharine Briggs Award 2023: Short List
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 Heaney, The Ancient English Morris Dance (Archaeopress)
Una McIlvenna, Singing the News of Death: Execution Ballads in Europe 1500-1900 (Oxford University Press)
Rachel McKenna, Traditional 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