7.30pm (BST), live via Zoom
Mark Norman will be talking on
BEYOND THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Apparitions of spectral Black Dogs have been reported across the United Kingdom (and indeed the rest of the world) for nearly 1,000 years and yet, most people know very little about this motif outside of the pages of one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most loved Sherlock Holmes tales.
Drawing on his archive of over 1,000 sightings, reports and traditions relating to Black Dogs (the largest archive in the UK of this material), folklore author and researcher Mark Norman takes us through the different types of animal found in British folklore ad what their significance is.
Mark is the creator and host of The Folklore Podcast (a globally listened to podcast which has been downloaded over 1.25million times since its launch in 2015) and the curator of The Folklore Library and Archive – a new large-scale project designed to protect and preserve folklore records for future research. He is the author of Black Dog Folklore (Troy Books, 2015), Telling the Bees and other Customs (The History Press, 2020), the forthcoming ‘Dark Folklore’ (The History Press, 2021) and ‘The Folklore of Devon (University of Exeter Press, 2022) and contributing author to various books, magazines and websites.
7:30 PM British Summer Time
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