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Previous Folklore Society Events

*CANCELLED* The Sky in Legend and Tradition

  • 5 to 6 September 2020 - N.B. This event has been rescheduled to 2021
  • Medieval Hall, Salisbury

*CANCELLED* The Sky in Legend and Tradition, 5th–6th September 2020 at the Medieval Hall in Salisbury Calling occupants of interplanetary craft! 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 release thunderbolts as parachuting nuns descend on Area 51....

CANCELLED: Folklore, Learning and Literacies

  • 24-26 April 2020
  • UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

CANCELLED: The Annual Conference of the Folklore Society, and Annual General Meeting 2020. Due to the uncertainties arising from the spread of COVID-19 virus we have decided to cancel this year’s conference. We hope to be able to reschedule the conference at a later date   Keynote speaker: Prof. Michael Rosen: “‘Don’t say that!’ –...

The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Book Award 2019

  • Tuesday 29 October 2019
  • 17:30
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

The Katharine Briggs Lecture 2019 This year’s Katharine Briggs Lecture will be given by Prof. Dr Ulrika Wolf-Knuts (Åbo Akademi University): “What Can We Do With Old Records of Folk Belief? On the Example of Devil Lore” Tuesday 29 October, from 17:30, at The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB. After the lecture, we...

LAST CHANCE: £1 Book Sale: Wednesday 17 July, 5-7.30pm

  • Weds 17 July
  • 17:00
  • warburg institute

We are holding a final book sale at The Warburg Institute, selling off at £1 per copy/issue our remaining stocks of FLS Books and Mistletoe series as well as back numbers of our journal Folklore  1976-2013, plus assorted second hand books, on Wednesday 17 July from 5 to 7.30 pm in the Common Room at The...

Costume in Legend and Tradition

  • 31 August to 1 Sept
  • 09:30-17:30
  • Blackburn Museum, Blackburn BB1 7AJ

Costume in Legend and Tradition:     31st August– 1st September 2019 at Blackburn Museum, BB1 7AJ, UK “What have we here, hempen hampen? St. Martin has cut the feather cloak of the swanwife into an ale-conner’s breeches. Tell her to buy me a cambric shirt and tie a knot in the handkerchief. We will stitch...

Newer Researchers’ Day 2019

  • Wednesday 29 May 2019
  • 10:00 to 16:00
  • University of Hertfordshire,

Newer Researchers’ Day. Folklore Research: The Page and Beyond.  A one-day workshop for Early Career Researchers, Post-Graduates, and Independent Researchers Weds 29 May 2019, 10:00–16:00 Organised by Dr Ceri Houlbrook and Dr Lucy Wright, and kindly hosted by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Humanities, De Havilland Campus, Mosquito Way, Hatfield, AL10 9EU Sponsored by...

Anthropology and Folklore in Conversation:

  • Thursday 24 October 2019
  • 10:00 to 17:00
  • Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London WC1T 5BT

Anthropology and Folklore in Conversation: The Fifth Joint Seminar of The Folklore Society and The Royal Anthropological Institute Thursday 24 October 2019, at The Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT This year’s joint seminar will be on the theme of “AFRICA” CALL FOR PAPERS This one-day symposium will explore ethnographic and folkloric issues,...

Folklore and the Nation:

  • Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March 2019
  • University of Derby, 1 Friar Gate Square, Derby, DE1 1DZ, UK

Folklore and the Nation The annual conference of The Folklore Society, and Annual General Meeting, hosted by the University of Derby, 1 Friar Gate Square, Derby DE1 1DZ, UK Friday 29–Sunday 31 March 2019 Keynote speaker: Prof. Terry Gunnell (University of Iceland): “Grimm Ripples: The Role of the Grimms’ Deutsche Sagen in the Collection and Creation...