Thursday 23 February 2012

Events: Folklore, Fairy Tales & Fantasy

Here are details of a few events being organised by the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, part of Chichester University, this year:

Images of Witches: History, Fairy Tales, Films, a public lecture by Willem de Blécourt

This public lecture is taking place at The Cloisters, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester, College Lane, from 5.15pm – 6.30pm on Wednesday 21 March. Admission is £5/£3.

Willem de Blécourt is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Huizinga Institute, Amsterdam, the author of Werewolvesand co-author of Cultural Approaches to the History of Medicine: Mediating Medicine in Early Modern and Modern Europe, Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 6and Witchcraft Continued: Popular Magic in Modern Europe.

For more details or to book a ticket contact Heather Robbins at

Folklore and Fantasy Conference

The Folklore Society and the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy are running a joint conference on Folklore and Fantasy at the University of Chichester on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April.

This three-day conference will explore, investigate and celebrate the relationship between folklore and fantasy. For more details go to

For a booking form and list of hotels email or phone 0207 862 8564.

After Grimm: Fairy Tales and the Art of Story-Telling Conference

Kingston University and Chichester University are presenting a conference to celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of the first volume of Kinder- und Hausmärchen(Children's and Household Tales)by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

This will take place from Thursday, 6 September at 2.30pm to Saturday, 8 September at 5.30pm

Papers are being considered on any aspect of fairy tale and storytelling over the past 200 years as well as contributions from any disciplinary perspective including creative work, screen films, mount performances and visual work.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Donald Haase, Neil Philip, Professor Marina Warner and Professor Jack Zipes.

For further details visit the website or email Prof Bill Gray (Sussex Centre for Folklore Fairy Tales and Fantasy, University of Chichester) or Dr Andrew Teverson (Kingston University)

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