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Forthcoming Folklore Society Events

Old Faery Narratives of Britain and Ireland

  • Online talk

Old Faery Narratives of Britain and Ireland A Folklore Society Online Talk by Rosalind Kerven Tuesday 10 October 2023, 19:00 BST Discover the intriguing, formidable faeries of old British and Irish folk narratives. Split between numerous local species, ranging from full-sized Scottish elf-queens to small, wizened male house fairies, they share a number of common...

Amazonia: Differing Research Perspectives in Ethnography and Folklore

  • 26/10/2023
  • 10:00-17:00
  • Online and at 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

‘Amazonia:  Differing Research Perspectives in Ethnography and Folklore’ ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’: The Seventh Joint Seminar of The Folklore Society and The Royal Anthropological Institute Thursday 26 October, 2023, 10:00-17:00 BST Online via Zoom and in person at The Royal Anthropological Institute and The Folklore Society at 50 Fitzroy Street, London on Thursday October...

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 A free, one-day symposium dedicated to folklore of the reproductive body–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. This is a free symposium,...

Ghosts of the Goldfields

  • 05/12/2023
  • 19:00-20:30
  • Online talk

Ghosts of the Goldfields A Folklore Society online talk by David Waldron (Federation University) Tuesday 5 December 2023, 19:00 GMT In this talk, Dr David Waldron will discuss his research into ghost beliefs and stories of the 19th-century goldrush in colonial Victoria, Australia. He will draw on his research into ghost stories as a cultural...

More new Folklore Society events coming soon!