Tag Archives: anthropology

In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves and Wild Children – out in paperback August 2023

We are delighted to announce that the OGOM publication In the Company of Wolves is out in paperback from MUP this month priced at £20.00. The book connects together innovative research from a variety of perspectives on the cultural significance … Continue reading

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Journal; Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft

I’ve come across a peer-reviewed journal which may be well be of interest to OGOM followers: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. A rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly journal, Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft draws from a broad spectrum of perspectives, methods, and disciplines, offering … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ursula Le Guinn

Fascinating interview with the seminal fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula Le Guinn, author of the children’s YA Earthsea series, the classic SF novels The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, and many others. Le Guin discusses world-building, the ‘soft’ sciences … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday

We’ve been following Folklore Thursday‘s entertaining and informative Tweets for some time now. As the name suggests, they post snippets on folklore-related themes every Thursday, using the hashtag #FolkloreThursday. They have been supporting the OGOM blog (with much OGOM material … Continue reading

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Origins of the Fairy Tale

Kaja recently commented on and posted links here to articles describing the research by Dr Jamie Tehrani (Durham University) and Sara Graça da Silva (New University of Lisbon) on the origins of fairy tales. I found this fascinating but had … Continue reading

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Wilderness, National Parks and Hybrid Wolves

My good friend Karen Graham (who I met at the inaugural OGOM conference) sent me this very interesting article, ‘Coydogs and Lynxcats and Pizzlies, Oh My’. Though the title is a little ridiculous, it is an interesting look at science’s … Continue reading

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Britain’s Medieval Vampires – Review

Last night I caught up with ‘Britain’s Medieval Vampires’ on Channel 4. The programme looked at a number of ‘deviant’ burials which had occurred in the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain and related them to a 12th-century text, the ‘Life and … Continue reading

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Real-Life Vampires

In the run-up to Halloween there have been quite a few articles published on the subject of things that go bump in the night. This includes quite a few on the subject of real-life vampires: to be clear, these are … Continue reading

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The First Global Fairy Census Wants To Hear About Your Close Encounters

A fascinating account by Jess Zimmerman of investigation into the existence of and encounter with fairies.

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Before Bram: a timeline of vampire literature

More useful information from Roger Luckhurst on the origins of the vampire. This timeline illustrates the ethnographic and literary precursors of Stoker’s Dracula.

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