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We Herts Folklorists 3!

Here is our third post for a special weekly blog series we’ll be running over the next few weeks, showcasing some of the wonderful talent of people who have recently completed or are currently undertaking the MA in Folklore Studies at the University of Hertfordshire. Throughout this series you will see some great folklore-inspired work,...

Free Downloads of Owen Davies’ Articles in Folklore from 23 Oct to 31 Dec 2020

As a welcome to our new Folklore Society President, Prof. Owen Davies, the following articles published by him in our journal Folklore will be available to download free from Friday 23 October until 31 December 2020: ” Witchcraft and the Somerset Idyll: The Depiction of Folk Belief in Walter Raymond’s Novels” (Folklore, vol. 126, 2015):  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0015587X.2015.1006955...

We Herts Folklorists 2

Here is our second post for a special weekly blog series we’ll be running over the next few weeks, showcasing some of the wonderful talent of people who have recently completed the MA in Folklore Studies at the University of Hertfordshire. Throughout this series you will see some great folklore-inspired work, ranging from blogs to...

Special Blog Series: We Herts Folklorists

This is the first post of a special weekly blog series we’ll be running over the next few weeks, showcasing some of the wonderful talent of people who have recently completed the MA in Folklore Studies at the University of Hertfordshire. Throughout this series you will see some great folklore-inspired work, ranging from blogs to...

Virtual Special Issue: Dragons

Our latest Folklore Virtual Special Issue is on Dragons With an introduction by Dr Juliette Wood and a selection of articles from Folklore on this theme. From Fafnir to Smaug, to the pearl-chasing Chinese long and the dragons that stalk the world of Internet games, these mythical creatures, whether traditional or literary, carry great symbolic value. The mound-dwelling,...

More from Whitby Folk Week at Home

John Hall’s Horngarth film, about the Whitby Penny Hedge, was due to be screened at Whitby Folk Week this year. The film can be downloaded from here: https://vimeo.com/439517043

CANCELLED: Folklore, Learning and Literacies Conference 24-26 April 2020

The Folklore Society regrets to announce the cancellation of our Folklore, Learning and Literacies conference, 24-26 April 2020. This because the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation is only likely to get worse in the medium term, and there is considerable uncertainty about what its consequences will be. The Society’s trustees have decided that it is necessary, in...