Forthcoming Folklore Society Events

War in Legend and Tradition

  • 6th — 7th September 2014
  • Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent

Call for Papers If you would like to present a paper or contribute in other ways, please contact With guns and drums and drums and guns, hurrah! Humming barrack-room ballads they march, flanked by the Comrade in…

The Last Drut’syla? A traditional Jewish storyteller in postwar Europe

  • 17th September 2014
  • 17:30—18:30
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

A Public Lecture by Simon Heywood (Storyteller, Songwriter, Folklorist) and Shonaleigh Cumbers (Drut'syla: Storyteller) The lecture is free and open to all. To book, call 0207 862 8564 or email Shonaleigh…

The Katharine Briggs Memorial Lecture 2014 and the Katharine Briggs Book Award

  • 19th November 2014
  • 18:30—21:00
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

"Cry, Lady, Cry": Maternal Infanticide Narratives and the Vernacular Construction of Blame by Professor Diane Goldstein, Director of the Folklore Institute, Indiana University. After the lecture, there will be a wine reception and buffet…

Folklore: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  • 17th — 19th April 2015
  • Sheffield University, Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Rd, Sheffield S10 3ER, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS In Britain, as elsewhere, folklore is currently in a peculiar position. Popular interest has rarely been greater. Scholarly research and publication continues. Given its foundation in comparative methodologies, folklore is…

Calendar Customs and Seasonal Events

  • 26th — 28th June 2015
  • 13:00—13:15
  • Exeter University

CALL FOR PAPERS Presentations are now invited for our conference "Calendar Customs and Seasonal Events" at Exeter University 26-28 June 2015. Please send a 100 word summary for a 20 minute presentation to  CFP…