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Previous Folklore Society Events

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...

Anthropology and Folklore in Conversation

  • 25th October 2018
  • Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

Fourth Folklore Society—Royal Anthropological Institute Joint Seminar For the fourth of the highly successful one-day events devoted to examining the complementarities between anthropology and folklore, we have invited papers concerning three famous figures in particular: James George Frazer, Andrew Lang and Edward B. Tylor. All three are writers whose shadows, in one way or another,...

Health and Healing in Legend and Tradition

  • 1st — 2nd September 2018
  • Scarborough Spa, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

Call for Papers Is there a doctor in the house? Fried mice and spiders in butter will cure a deep and deadly wound, and make a sick man stand. Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick, afflictions sore long time she bore but why should a man die who has sage in...

The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Book Award 2018

  • 7th November 2018
  • 17:30—20:00
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

UPDATE: Regrettably, Prof. Dr Ulrika Wolf-Knuts has had to cancel her visit. This year’s Katharine Briggs Lecture will be given instead by Prof. Richard Jenkins (University of Sheffield): “The Unfortunate Rake’s progress: a case-study of the construction of folklore by collectors and scholars.” 17:30 on Wednesday 7 November at The Warburg Institute. After the lecture, our...

Working Life: Belief, Custom, Ritual, Narrative

  • 27th — 29th April 2018
  • Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, 6 Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX

Working Life: Belief, Custom, Ritual, Narrative                 A Folklore Society Conference, Friday 27 April to Sunday 29 April 2018 at The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading PROGRAMME All of the conference talks will take place in Room L22 G01 of the University of Reading, London Road Campus...