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Folklore for All

  • 17/09/2022
  • online

Folklore for All

One-day online Conference.

Saturday 17 September 2022, 09:00-17:00

Following the great success of our ‘Open Voices’ online conference in May, we are holding a follow-up one-day conference online looking at other traditions and folk practices, including: Wellington’s cones; elf-shots, magical darts in the Amazon, fairy tales, fairy seers in Romania, re-enactment groups, seasonal events, mumming, and the Dunmow Flitch, folklore and politics, and more. Speakers: Shabnam Ahsan, Joel Conn, Lucy Hornberger, Richard Jenkins, Robert McDowall, Anna Milon,  Doc Rowe, Daniela Simina, James Andrew Whitaker, Simon Young

Tickets £20 (£10 for Folklore Society members with the Promo Code: log in to the Members’ Only area to get the Promo Code) via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/folklore-for-all-tickets-348902335277

Every ticket sold helps to support the work of The Folklore Society

Download the Programme and Abstracts


09:00:   Meeting opens (enter the meeting with Eventbrite ticket)

09:45:    Welcome

10:00-11:00    Folklore Groups: Politics, Community Events and Role Play

10:00     Robert McDowall: ‘Folklore and Political Orthodoxy—Are they Mutual Influences?’

10:30     Anna Milon: ‘Stories We Tell Together: Live Action Role Play as a Site of Reimagining Folklore.’

11:00     Lucy Hornberger: ‘The Dunmow Flitch 2022.’

11:30-12:00     Break

12:00-13:00     Seasonal Events and Fairy Traditions

12:00     Doc Rowe: ‘”We’ll Call Once More Unto Your House…”’

12:30     Daniela Simina: ‘Reclamation of Fairy Folklore and Traditions in Post-Communist Romania.’

13:00-14:00     Break

14:00-15:30     Elf-Shots, Magical Darts, and Wellington’s Cone

14:00     Simon Young: ‘Elf-Shots, Distribution and the Roud Question.’

14:30     James Andrew Whitaker: ‘Amazonian Magical Darts.’

15:00     Joel Conn: ‘The Joke of Wellington: A Statue, a Traffic Cone, and a Shifting Folk Practice in Glasgow’s City Centre.’

15:30-16:00    Break

16:00-17:00     Folklore for All

16:00      Shabnam Ahsan: ‘Whose Folklore is it Anyway? Diversity in the “English” Fairy Tales of Andrew Lang, Ruth Manning-Sanders and Radiya Hafiza.’

16:30      Richard Jenkins:  ‘Looking for a Common Thread: Summing Up.’

17:00      Conference closes