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Previous Folklore Society Events

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...

Fairy Tales with Wings: Reading Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards

  • 31st May 2018
  • 17:30—19:00
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

We are very pleased to host this illustrated lecture by Professor Jack Zipes, on Thursday 31 May 2018 at The Warburg Institute from 17:30 to 19:00 “Fairy Tales with Wings: Reading Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards” Admission is free but pre-booking is essential. To book, contact us at thefolkloresociety @gmail.com or phone 0207 862 8564

Newer Researchers in Folklore

  • 9th November 2017
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

“Newer Researchers: Newer Approaches”. A one day conference jointly hosted by The Folklore Society and The Elphinstone Institute. Thursday 9 November 2017, 10:15 to 17:30 at The Warburg Institute. Keynote speaker: Prof. Nick Groom (University of Exeter) CALL FOR PARTICIPATOR CONTRIBUTIONS. The Study of Folklore has long been lamented as a marginalised discipline, but times are...

The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Book Award 2017

  • 8th November 2017
  • 17:30—20:30
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

This year’s Katharine Briggs Lecture will be given by Prof. Nick Groom (University of Exeter) Hallowe’en and Valentine: The Culture of Saints’ Days in the English-Speaking World Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 17:30 at The Warburg Institute, London WC1H 0AB After the lecture, we will announce the results of the Katharine Briggs Award 2017, followed by...