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Edward Lovett: A Forgotten Folklorist?

  • 25/01/2022
  • 18:00-19:30
  • Online talk

Ross MacFarlane (Wellcome Collection), will trace the reputation of Edward Lovett, who amassed one of Britain’s largest ever collections of folk objects.

Online talk, Tuesday 25 January 2022, 18:00-19:30

Edward Lovett (1852-1933) was a member of The Folklore Society in the early 20th century and a frequent contributor to its journal.  He amassed one of Britain’s largest collections ever collections of folk objects and was particularly active as a collector of folklore in London.  He faded from collective memory after his death but the last decade has seen a revival of interest in his life and work – so much so that he may be more familiar now than his more academic contemporaries.  This talk will look at the rise and fall and rise again of Edward Lovett’s reputation and what this may tell us about current understandings and interest in Folklore.

Tickets £5.00 (£3.00 Folklore Society members with Promo Code: sign in to the Members’ area to find the Promo Code)

Tickets on sale from 1 November 2021, via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edward-lovett-a-forgotten-folklorist-tickets-199718231607