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Forthcoming Folklore Society Events

Sir John Schorn: The Man who Conjured the Devil into a Boot

  • 27/02/2024
  • 18:00-19:30
  • online talk

Sir John Schorn: The Man who Conjured the Devil into a Boot A Folklore Society online talk by Wayne Perkins Tuesday 27 February 2024, 18:00-19:30 GMT ‘Sir,’ ‘Master’ or ‘Maister’ John Schor(e) was the Rector of North Marston in Buckinghamshire in the 13th – 14th centuries. After his death, his shrine became the third most...

‘…A Big Grey Wolf came out of the Forest’

  • 12/03/2024
  • 18:00-19:30
  • online talk

‘…A Big Grey Wolf came out of the Forest’ A Folklore Society online talk by Dr Juliette Wood (Cardiff University) Tuesday 12 March 2024, 18:00 GMT This talk examines traditional folklore, both ancient and modern, relating to wolves, and their canid cousins – dogs, foxes, and coyotes. ‘…A Big Grey Wolf came out of the...

Fact, Fiction and Folklore in Film and Television

  • 26/03/2024
  • 18:00-19:30
  • online talk

Fact, Fiction and Folklore in Film and Television A Folklore Society Online talk by Dr Diane A. Rodgers (Sheffield Hallam University) Tuesday 26 March 2024, 18:00 GMT Folklore brings us tales of witches, ghosts and ghouls, myths and legends. How these are communicated in the media can influence our beliefs, actions and understanding of the...

RESCHEDULED: Reproductive Bodylore

  • 18/06/2024
  • 18:00-19:30
  • online talk

RESCHEDULED from 16 January to 18 June 2024 Reproductive Bodylore: The Role of Vernacular Knowledge in Contraception Decision-making A Folklore Society online talk by Dr Victoria Newton (Open University) Tuesday 18 June 2024, 18:00-19:30 Reporting on the Reproductive Bodylore project, this talk looks at the usefulness of folklore for viewing public health issues in a...

Digital Folklore: hybrid conference

  • 28-30 June 2024
  • online and at Kings College London

Digital Folklore The Folklore Society’s Annual Conference, a hybrid conference in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June 2024 Online and at King’s College London, Strand, London WC2B 4BG, UK Digital and networked technologies offer a wealth of new modes of folklore genre, performance and transmission....

Water in Legend and Tradition:

  • 31/08/2024-01/09/2024
  • 09:30-17:00
  • St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich IP4 1BF, UK

Water in Legend and Tradition: the 18th Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September 2024 St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich IP4 1BF, UK CALL for PAPERS, Presentations or Performances: Deadline 1 July Cry me a river! The tears of the Virgin would fill a bottomless pool,...

Soundscapes and Folklore in East Asia:

  • 24/10/2024
  • 10:00-17:00
  • Online and at 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

Soundscapes and Folklore in East Asia ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’ The Eighth Folklore Society – Royal Anthropological Institute Joint Seminar Date:  Thursday 24 October, 2024 Time:  10.00am to 5.00pm Location: 50 Fitzroy Street,  London W1T 5BT Call for Papers The seminar series ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’ encourages empirical and conceptual dialogue between the two related disciplines of folklore...

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