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Previous Folklore Society Events

Digital Folklore: hybrid conference

  • 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 Building, Strand, London WC2B 4BG, UK Digital and networked technologies offer a wealth of new modes of folklore genre, performance...

Reproductive Bodylore (rescheduled)

  • 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...

Re-inventing National History through Conspiracy Theories

  • 04/6/24
  • 18:00-19:30
  • online talk

Re-inventing national history through conspiracy theories: the case of the Greek neomythological narratives A Folklore Society online talk, by Dr Afrodite-Lidia Nounanaki (University of the Aegean) Tuesday 4 June 2024, 18:00 BST In popular culture, history seems to be perceived as a fluid concept that can be recast to prove expectations or redress ‘injustices’. The...

Sheela-na-gigs on Medieval and Early Modern Buildings

  • 21/05/2024
  • 18:00-19:30
  • online talk

Sheela-na-gigs on Medieval and Early Modern Buildings A Folklore Society online talk, by Dr Rosemary Power (Affiliate, CAMPS, University of Galway) Tuesday 21 May 2024, 18:00 BST These figures are found in northern Europe, especially in Ireland. There are some 7-8 in county Clare alone. They are often found on churches from in the middle...

Martyrdom and Demonic Possession: The Virginal followers of Saint Ursula

  • 07/05/2024
  • 18:00-19:30
  • online talk

Martyrdom and Demonic Possession: The Virginal followers of Saint Ursula A Folklore Society Online Talk, by Eric Huang Tuesday 7 May 2024, 18:00 BST Saint Ursula is a princess and martyr from Roman Britannia. Her legend is based around a pilgrimage to Rome that included an entourage of 11,000 virgins. They met their end in...