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Previous Folklore Society Events

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...

Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation

  • 26th October 2017
  • Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

This, the third joint seminar of the Folklore Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute, will take place on Thursday 26 October, from 10:00 to 17:00, at The Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT.  The general theme will be ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’, continuing from last year’s presentations. This event is free,...

Performance in Legend and Tradition

  • 2nd — 3rd September 2017
  • The Theatre, 2 Spring St, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5NL

Performance in Legend and Tradition: the Twelfth Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September 2017 In comes I, says Robbin to Bobbin. There were three Straw Bears and the little one said, rough music! Will the Phantom of the Opera feature in the Scottish play? This cold night will turn...

Folklore from the Cradle to the Grave: FLS AGM conference 2017

  • 31st March — 2nd April 2017
  • 13:00—14:00
  • Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

“Folklore from the Cradle to the Grave” The Folklore Society’s AGM conference 2017, jointly hosted with Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland, and Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh. Friday 31 March – Sunday 2 April 2017 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR Keynote Speaker: Professor Margaret Bennett, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: ‘“By request,...