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Princess: BBC Sounds podcast with Juliette Wood

In this episode of BBC R4’s Princess series, our own Dr Juliette Wood and MP Stella Creasy talk with Anita Anand about the origins and folklore of Walt Disney’s Princesses, including Elsa from Frozen; first broadcast 4 July 2022, listen again on BBC Sounds: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0cjrpx7

A Message in Support of the People of Ukraine

A Message in Support of the People of Ukraine from The Folklore Society As a learned society long concerned with the everyday, overlooked and subtle ways that we make meaning in our lives and identities, we offer solidarity to our colleagues and friends in Ukraine at this most difficult time. The threat posed by authoritarian...

Wiki Loves Folklore competition 2022

15 March is the deadline for uploading entries to the Wiki Loves Folklore competition 2022. Find out more about the competition, prizes and rules at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Folklore_2022 We’re inviting folklorists who upload entries to Wiki Loves Folklore to also send them to us at thefolkloresociety @ gmail.com, so that we can share some of them on...

Online talk tonight 22 Feb at 18:00

The Sin-Eater: Lives and Afterlives Online talk by Helen Frisby Tuesday 22 February, 18:00-19:30 Tickets £5.00 (£3.00 for Folklore Society members with Promo Code), from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-sin-eater-lives-and-afterlives-tickets-174132343527 Log in to the Members’ Only area to get the Promo code and don’t forget to click ‘Apply’

Estella Canziani Post-graduate Bursary for Research 2022

We are very pleased to announce the award of Canziani bursaries to: Jessica Lloyd (PhD candidate, University of Nottingham): ‘Folklore and identity in Southwest England’, and Georgina Rowe (PhD candidate, University of Birmingham): ‘No longer “unwritten:” British traditional folk music and the archive’

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...