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Forthcoming Folklore Society Events

The Sky in Legend and Tradition

  • 4th and 5th September 2021
  • Medieval Hall, Cathedral Close, Salisbury SP1 2EY

The Sky in Legend and Tradition The Fifteenth Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 2021 The Medieval Hall in Cathedral Close, Salisbury SP1 2EY The flying pigs are knocking on Heaven’s door while thunderbirds circle the Merry Dancers and a woman standing on the moon bends over Endymion. Dragons...

Creativity during the Covid lockdown: Life and Renewal During the Pandemic

  • 10:00 - 17:00
  • online

CALL FOR PAPERS Anthropology and Folklore in Conversation: The Sixth Joint Seminar of The Folklore Society and The Royal Anthropological Institute ‘Creativity during the Covid lockdown: Life and Renewal During the Pandemic’ A Virtual One-Day Conference Date:  Thursday 7 October, 2021. Time:  10 AM to 5 PM. The Royal Anthropological Institute, and The Folklore Society...

Presidential Address and Annual General Meeting 2021

  • 12/10/2021
  • 17.30-19.30
  • 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

Prof. Owen Davies’ Presidential Address 2021: ‘Finding the Folklore in the Annals of Psychiatry’ Before psychoanalysts delved into the realm of fairy-tales during the twentieth century, early psychiatrists had been busy analysing and diagnosing a range of folklore beliefs. They considered the belief in fairies, witches, ghosts, and devils to be archaic and intellectually redundant....

Brother Workmen: Solidarity in Trade Folklore

  • 02/11/2021
  • 19.00-20.30
  • Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

  In association with Martin Graebe for the roypalmerlecture.org, The Folklore Society is hosting the 2021 Roy Palmer Lecture, to be given this year by Jeremy Harte (Curator, Bourne Hall Museum): ‘Brother Workmen: Solidarity in Trade Folklore’ They worked in unison, they sang in unison. For traditional artisans, the trade was more than a job:...

Rescheduled and new Folklore Society events coming soon!