Eddie Cass

We are very sad to report the death, on 17 September, of Dr Eddie Cass, our vice-president and former president, and author of The Lancashire Pace-Egg Plays and The Pace-Egg Plays of the Calder Valley. He will be very much missed.

The Mari Llwyd in Wales

The Royal Anthropological Institute, Research Seminar

24 September 2014, 5.30-7.30 pm

Dr Juliette Wood: “The Mari Llwyd in Wales: Celebration as National Identity

Malcolm Taylor

Malcolm Taylor, OBE, now retired from his post as Director of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, received The Folklore Society's Coote Lake Medal at his leaving party at Cecil Sharp House on Sunday 27 July 2014 from Folklore Society…

Newer Researchers in Folklore Studies Conference

Folklore Studies has a long history of scholarship that often goes unrecognised outside the ranks of Folklore scholars. It remains a minority discipline, even in countries where it has had a stronger academic recognition than it has in…

Estella Canziani Post-graduate Bursary for Research 2014

We are very pleased to announce that this year's Bursary was awarded to Cristina Elena Clopot to assist with her research project: “Liminal Identities for Migrants in Romania—A Case Study on Russian Lipovans”. Congratulations Cristina

New:  Folklore Society Non-Print Media Award

We are pleased to call for entries for our newly established “Non-print Media Award”, a biennial prize of £150 for a non-print media publication (CD/DVD) on folklore. Eligible entries must be in English language, and published in the UK or…