Women in ‘the Folk’ – News

Locating Women in ‘the Folk’: Perspectives on women’s contributions to folk song, folklore, and cultural traditions.


We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Lucy Neal (great great niece of Mary Neal CBE).

Full programme to be announced.

Book online 


£40.00 – Full price
£30.00 – EFDSS and Sussex Tradition members.
£20.00 – Students

Includes refreshments, organic vegetarian lunch and
wine reception.

Full disabled access.

Women have always been central to the study and practice of folklore, arts and cultural traditions – as tradition bearers, performers, authors, collectors, storytellers and scholars. However, their contribution hasn’t always received the recognition it deserves; this symposium aims to redress the balance.

This conference is co-presented by Sussex Traditions, The Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research (University of Sussex), and The English Folk Dance & Song Society, and supported by The Centre for Memories, Narratives and Histories (Brighton University), and Sussex University’s Music Department.

Women in ‘the Folk’