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Forthcoming Folklore Society Events

Fate and Prophecy in Legend and Tradition

  • 03-04/09/2022
  • 10:00-17:00
  • St John's Church Hall, Vicarage Lane, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HA5 9AE

The Sixteenth Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2022 at St John’s Church Hall, Vicarage Lane, Knaresborough CALL FOR PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS When the tree withers in my mother’s garden, know that the end is nigh and seven signs before Doomsday will darken the obsidian mirror. The third age of the...

“In the Beginning all Wisdom was with the Animals”– Exploring Native American Myths

  • 13/09/2022
  • 19:30-21:00
  • Online talk

“In the Beginning all Wisdom was with the Animals”– Exploring Native American Myths Online talk by Rosalind Kerven, author and independent researcher Tuesday 13 September 2022, 19:30-21:00 Native American and Canadian First Nations mythology includes some of the world’s most interesting and memorable narratives. They offer a totally refreshing–sometimes startling–perspective of the natural world and...

Folklore for All

  • 17/09/2022
  • online

Folklore for All One-day online Conference. 17 September 2022, 09:30-17:00 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; magical darts in the Amazon, fairy tales, fairy seers in Romania; folk embroidery, re-enactment and...

Contemporary Latin America

  • 27/10/2022
  • 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

Seventh Symposium ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’ A Joint Conference of The Folklore Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute ‘Contemporary Latin America’ Thursday 27 October, 2022 10 AM to 5 PM 50 Fitzroy Street,  London W1T 5BT The conference series ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’  is a well established joint programme of The Folklore Society...

The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Award 2022

  • 18:30-20:30
  • The Brockway Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

The Katharine Briggs Lecture will be held on Tuesday 8 November at 18:30 at The Brockway Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. This year’s speaker is Katherine Langrish, author of historical fantasies and essays on folklore and fairy tales, ‘Fenrir’s Fetter and the Power of Stories.’  On the power of stories for...

‘Dear Father Christmas’: Tracing the history of a folkloric custom

  • 13/12/2022
  • 18:00-19:30
  • Online talk

Dr Ceri Houlbrook (University of Hertfordshire) explores the tradition of children writing letters to Santa Claus. Online talk, Tuesday 13 December 2022, 18:00 This talk traces the history of the folkloric custom of writing letters to Santa Claus and other Western personifications of Christmas. When did it start? Where is it practiced? What folklore surrounds...

Rescheduled and new Folklore Society events coming soon!