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Stewart Sanderson

We are very sad to hear of the death of Stewart Sanderson, editor of Robert Kirk’s Secret Common-wealth in our Mistletoe series, 1976.

Food and Drink in Legend and Tradition

Many thanks to all our speakers and audience at the conference at St Nick’s Centre, York. Great papers, and some tasty samples too. See a few of Jeremy Harte’s photos here

Reflected Shadows: Folklore and the Gothic

Many thanks to everyone who attended our conference 15-17 April, and especially to all of our wonderful speakers. The presentations were all fascinating, discussions were fruitful, and several people came stylishly dressed for the occasion.

David Buchan Lecture 2015

Diane Goldstein’s inaugural David Buchan Lecture from November 2015 can be viewed and heard here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/public-engagement/david-buchan-lecture-2015.php

W.F.H. “Bill” Nicolaisen (1927-2016)

It is with great sadness that we report the death, on 14 February, of distinguished folklorist Professor W.F.H. “Bill” Nicolaisen. Bill was President of The Folklore Society from 1999 to 2002. He will be much missed.

The Texts of Charms, The Contexts of Charming

Dr Jonathan Roper will give a talk “The Texts of Charms, The Context of Charming” at The Royal Anthropological Institute, 30 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT, Wednesday 17 February 2016, 5.30 p.m. To book, visit: https://www.therai.org.uk/events-calendar/search-events/eventdetail/372/-/rai-research-seminar-jonathan-roper

December issue of Folklore now out

Folklore Volume 126, no. 3 (December 2015): now out. Here’s a list of the contents: Presidential Lecture by Professor James Grayson Research Articles: Marcus Baynes-Rock, ‘Ethiopian Buda as Hyenas: Where the Social is More than Human’ Felicity Wood, ‘Spirits in the Marketplace: The Market as a Site of the Occult in the South and West African Supernatural and...

The Katharine Briggs Award 2015

With great pleasure, we announce that The Katharine Briggs Award 2015 was won by Richard P. Jenkins for his book Black Magic and Bogeymen: Fear, Rumour and Popular Belief in the North of Ireland 1972-74, published by Cork University Press. Runner up: David Atkinson and Steve Roud (eds.), Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland and North America. The Interface between Print and Oral...