Digital Folklore: hybrid conference Programme
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We have a terrific line-up of speakers on the programme for our Digital Folklore hybrid conference, 28-30 June 2024, online and in-person at Kings College London, Strand, London WC2B 4BG, UK For more information, and to download the programme and booking form, please visit: https://folklore-society.com/event/digital-folklore-conference/ Programme Friday 28 June 13:00: Registration, Kings College London, Strand ..read more
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…featuring Doc Rowe, and the Merry Month of May
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The March 2024 issue of Country Living magazine has a feature on Doc Rowe’s recording and archiving of seasonal events: read a summary here, or subscribe for the whole article  Also, the May 2024 issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine has a piece on Doc’s ’60 years documenting the strange rituals of Britain’: the magazine is available in newsagents ..read more
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Water in Legend and Tradition
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Water in Legend and Tradition: the 18th Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September 2024 St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich IP4 1BF, UK CALL for PAPERS, Presentations or Performances: Deadline 1 July Cry me a river! The tears of the Virgin would fill a bottomless pool, down ..read more
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Digital Folklore hybrid conference
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Digital Folklore The Folklore Society’s Annual Conference, a hybrid conference in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June 2024 Online and at King’s College London, Strand, London WC2B 4BG, UK Digital and networked technologies offer a wealth of new modes of folklore genre, performance and transmission ..read more
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Soundscapes and Folklore in East Asia
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Soundscapes and Folklore in East Asia ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’ The Eighth Folklore Society – Royal Anthropological Institute Joint Seminar Date:  Thursday 24 October, 2024 Time:  10.00am to 5.00pm Location: 50 Fitzroy Street,  London W1T 5BT Call for Papers The seminar series ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’ encourages empirical and conceptual dialogue between the two related disciplines of folklore ..read more
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Estella Canziani Post-graduate Bursary for Research 2024
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We are pleased to announce that bursaries for 2024 have been awarded to the following post-graduate students: Jessica Lloyd, for research on ‘The Randwick Wap: Folk Custom and Continuity’ Sophie Parkes-Nield, for research on ‘Thankstide: The Calendar Custom as Narrative Device in Contemporary Fiction’ Siobhan Scarlett O’Reilly, for research on ‘The Impact of Liminal Space ..read more
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Tolkien letter to Katharine Briggs in Folklore Society Archives
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University College London Special Collections have found a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Katharine Briggs in a box of her correspondence in our Folklore Society Archives. The other side of the correspondence, K.M. Briggs’ letters to Tolkien, are in the Tolkien family archive at The Bodleian Library. You can read more about the correspondence between ..read more
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Folklore Society President’s Prize 2023
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We congratulate Xinrui Xie, winner of The Folklore Society President’s Prize 2023, for her essay ‘Shadowed Maternity: The Perpetuating Ambivalence Towards Motherhood in Ubume Narratives ..read more
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UK Government Consultation on Intangible Cultural Heritage
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The UK Government is proposing to ratify the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and, accordingly, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is inviting participation in a public consultation via an online survey and online roundtable discussions. The survey, which closes at the end of February 2024, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/2003-unesco-convention-for-the-safeguarding-of-the-intangible-cultural-heritage/consultation-on-the-2003-unesco-convention-for-safeguarding-of-the-intangible-cultural-heritage ..read more
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Digital Folklore conference: Call for Papers–Deadline extended
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Digital Folklore The Folklore Society’s Annual Conference, a hybrid conference in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June 2024 Online and at King’s College London, Strand, London WC2B 4BG, UK Digital and networked technologies offer a wealth of new modes of folklore genre, performance and transmission ..read more
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