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The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Book Award 2012

  • 7th November 2012
  • The Warburg Institute, London WC1

This year’s lecturer is Dr David Atkinson: “The Ballad and its Paradoxes”

The lecture is free and open to all but please let us know you’re coming by email to enquiries@folklore-society.com or by phone to 00 44 (0)207 862 8564. After the lecture, there will be a wine reception and buffet supper during we will announce the winner of this year’s Katharine Briggs Award and all the books entered for the competition will be on display.


  • Dave Arthur, Bert: The Life and Times of A.L. Lloyd (Pluto)
  • Regina Bendix and Galit Hasan-Rokem, eds, A Companion to Folklore (Wiley-Blackwell)
  • R. Andrew Chesnut, Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint (Oxford University Press)
  • Sara Hannant, Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey through the English Ritual Year (Merrell)
  • David Hopkin, Voices of the People in Nineteenth Century France (Cambridge University Press)
  • Craig Koslofsky, Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press)
  • Katherine Luongo, Witchcraft and Colonial Rule in Kenya, 1900-1950 (Cambridge University Press)
  • Emily Lyle, ed., Galoshins Remembered: ‘A Penny Was a Lot in These Days’ (National Museums of Scotland)
  • Mark Stoyle, The Black Legend of Prince Rupert’s Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War (University of Exeter Press)
  • Marina Warner, Stranger Magic: Charmed States and The Arabian Nights (Chatto & Windus)