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Fertility, Folklore and the Reproductive Body

  • 14/11/2023
  • 10:00-17:00
  • 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT, and online

Fertility, Folklore and the Reproductive Body

Tuesday 14 November 2023, 10:00-17:00


free, one-day symposium dedicated to folklore of the reproductive body. Abstracts are invited on any aspect of the folklore of fertility, childbirth, contraception, menstruation, and reproduction. Including, but not limited to, popular knowledge and belief, folk narratives and contemporary legend, vernacular religion, superstitions, rites and rituals, interdisciplinary perspectives, material culture, and wellbeing. Abstracts on applied folklore in this area are particularly welcome.

Proposals for papers should be 200-300 words in length and be submitted, with a brief biographical note, to [email protected] copying in thefolkloresociety @ gmail.com by 31 July. Authors will be informed of the outcome by 1 September.

In-Person Participants: places are limited at 50 Fitzroy Street and priority will be given to speakers. To book to attend in-person at 50 Fitzroy Street: contact us

Online Participants: Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fertility-folklore-and-the-reproductive-body-tickets-609509769127

This is a free symposium, but if you are able to make a donation to the Folklore Society, that would be greatly appreciated. DONATE TO THE FOLKLORE SOCIETY

Registration is via Eventbrite: book your free tickets here (you can also opt for a ‘free admission with donation’ ticket if you’d like to make a donation to The Folklore Society):

The conference is a collaboration between the Folklore Society and The Open University’s ‘Reproductive Bodylore’ project. The conference is supported by AHRC Grant Number AH/S011587/1