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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...

Folklore Society Library: new accessions 2019

Click here for a list of our library accessions for 2019  most of these books will be added to our collections at University College London library and will be available for loan to FLS members and UCL students as soon as they have been added to UCL’s online library catalogue. A few of these books...

The Katharine Briggs Award 2019

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Katharine Briggs Award 2019 is Guy Beiner for his book Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster (published by Oxford University Press). Congratu;ations Guy Beiner and OUP

Katharine Briggs Award 2019–Short List

We are very pleased to announce the short list for this year’s Katharine Briggs Award. The short listed entries are (in alphabetical order): Guy Beiner, Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography in Ulster (Oxford University Press) Ronald James, The Folklore of Cornwall: The Oral Tradition of a Celtic Nation (University of Exeter Press) Nigel...

Folklore Society office new address

We are moving our Folklore Society office to 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT. Our new telephone number is +44 (0) 203 915 3034. We’re still at The Warburg Institute until 31 July, preparing papers to add to our Folklore Society Archives at UCL Special Collections.

Last Chance: £1 book sale Weds 17 July, 5-7:30 pm

We are holding our final £1 sale of stocks of Folklore Society publications and back issues of our journal Folklore today, Weds 17 July, from 5-7:30 pm at The Warburg Institute. We also have numerous second hand books at very reasonable prices. And we are emptying the wine cupboard too, so come and join us...