• Featured on the Documentary🎬 HP Lovecraft and The Moon Bog (Directed by Jules Charleton, Veridian 3 Films, 2022).
     

  • Discussant on the Panel 'Thin Curation and Intuitive Convocation: A Methodology for Curating Esoteric Art and Propagating Rhizomatic Occulture' at Trans-States 3: The Art of Deception at the University of Northampton, 9-10 September 2022.
     

  • Jenny Butler and Crónán Ó'Doibhlin: Curation of David Tibet's Art Exhibition, TEATime WITH THE CHANNELLERS, University College Cork Library, July - December 2022.

  • Dr Butler collaborated with artist Marie Brett on her exhibition THE HIDDEN MOUNTAIN, THE FORT AND THE FIVE TREES by creating glossary texts that are shown on the walls of the exhibition at the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh. Dr Butler was a Discussant on the panel about themes of the artwork with Marie Brett and Miguel Amado in the gallery on 23 April 2022.

  • Discussant on the Panel about Bridget Cleary following Edel Meade’s concert, touring her album BRIGIDS AND PATRICIAS, on 19 March 2022 at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles.

  • Dr Butler curated the research exhibition ‘Fairy Lore and Landscapes: Legends, Lore and Experiences Gathered Through Ethnographic Research’, using her own photographs of the Icelandic landscape, held at University College Cork’s Boole Library between 11 April and 25 June 2019.

  • Discussant on the Panel on the art exhibition 'Prism: The Art and Science of light', The Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 14 December 2018
     

  • Dr Butler’s voice appears in the horror film! 🎬 WITHOUT NAME (2016) directed by Lorcan Finnegan. Listed in credits under Radio Voices.

  • Appears in FAE MUSES Colouring Book by Glastonbury artist Yuri Leitch (2018)

 

  • Collaboration with artist Marie Brett on THE AMULET: A COLLABORATIVE ARTS PROJECT (2009-2015) - Jenny Butler was an advisor on folklore around infant loss and themes of death, dying and the afterlife. Jenny Butler's essay, 'The Cultural Significance of the Amulet Project' was included in The Amulet artist’s book (2012). Another essay titled 'The Amulet Project, Folklore and Social Change' was published in Anamnesis: The Amulet Project, a companion volume to the audiovisual art exhibition Anamnesis by Marie Brett and The Amulet Collaboration: A Journey of Trust, held in The Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, 7 March-1 April, 2013. Dr Butler took part in the national exhibition tour 2014/2015, and was a panel member for the discussion event at the exhibition's launch at Galway Arts Centre on 1 August 2014.

  • Appears in the video for NOROT's song LUNAR ASCENDANT from the album NATHRACH (released 2014).
     

Dr Jenny Butler is a well known folklorist and scholar of religions. She is the leading authority on the academic study of contemporary Paganism in the Irish context, having conducted the first ever ethnographic study of Irish contemporary Paganism. Her book on this topic, 21st Century Irish Paganism: Worldview, Ritual, Identity, is forthcoming from Routledge.

 

Dr Butler has given numerous keynote addresses and over eighty conference presentations and invited talks in Ireland and internationally. She has been the recipient of many awards, bursaries and accolades, and her research has been supported by the Irish Research Council, the Royal Irish Academy, the Ireland-Canada University Foundation, the Ireland-Newfoundland Partnership (Department of the Taoiseach), and by the UCC College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Research Support Fund. Dr Butler has been a Government of Ireland Research Scholar (2001-2004), a Dobbin Scholar (2010) and a Cha r lemont Scholar (2017).
 


Dr Butler is currently working on a comparative ethnographic project, Fairy Lore & Landscapes, on the otherworld traditions connected to the landscapes of Ireland, Newfoundland in Canada, and Iceland. The project explores the interconnections of worldviews, customs, and sense of place as intangible cultural heritage.
 

Dr Butler is the President of The Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR) and an elected member of the Executive Committee (Publications Officer) of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR). She is a Committee Member of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (AAI).

 

Dr Butler founded the research network, the Irish Network for the Study of Esotericism and Paganism (INSEP), a Regional Network of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE), of which she is an Officer of the Executive Board. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Pagan Studies Unit Steering Committee.

Dr Jenny Butler is a Lecturer in the Study of Religions Department, University College Cork, where she teaches various courses including 'Myth & Magic: An Introduction to the Study of Irish Folklore and Mythology', 'Western Esotericism and New Religious Movements', 'Folk Religion in a Globalised World', and 'Contemporary Religions in Ireland'.
 

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Dr Jenny Butler is a well known folklorist and scholar of religions. She is the leading authority on the academic study of contemporary Paganism in the Irish context, having conducted the first ever ethnographic study of Irish contemporary Paganism. Her book on this topic, 21st Century Irish Paganism: Worldview, Ritual, Identity, is forthcoming from Routledge.

 

Dr Butler has given numerous keynote addresses and over eighty conference presentations and invited talks in Ireland and internationally. She has been the recipient of many awards, bursaries and accolades, and her research has been supported by the Irish Research Council, the Royal Irish Academy, the Ireland-Canada University Foundation, the Ireland-Newfoundland Partnership (Department of the Taoiseach), and by the UCC College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Research Support Fund. Dr Butler has been a Government of Ireland Research Scholar (2001-2004), a Dobbin Scholar (2010) and a Cha r lemont Scholar (2017).
 


Dr Butler is currently working on a comparative ethnographic project, Fairy Lore & Landscapes, on the otherworld traditions connected to the landscapes of Ireland, Newfoundland in Canada, and Iceland. The project explores the interconnections of worldviews, customs, and sense of place as intangible cultural heritage.
 

Dr Butler is the President of The Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR) and an elected member of the Executive Committee (Publications Officer) of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR). She is a Committee Member of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (AAI).

 

Dr Butler founded the research network, the Irish Network for the Study of Esotericism and Paganism (INSEP), a Regional Network of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE), of which she is an Officer of the Executive Board. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Pagan Studies Unit Steering Committee.

Dr Jenny Butler is a Lecturer in the Study of Religions Department, University College Cork, where she teaches various courses including 'Myth & Magic: An Introduction to the Study of Irish Folklore and Mythology', 'Western Esotericism and New Religious Movements', 'Folk Religion in a Globalised World', and 'Contemporary Religions in Ireland'.
 

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