Government of Ireland Research Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
by The Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) in support of PhD research on Irish neo-pagan culture (academic years 2001/02-2003/04 inclusive)


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Dobbin Scholarship (2010) awarded by the Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) for an ongoing project on ‘Comparative Ethnographic Analysis of Supernatural Folklore of Ireland and Newfoundland’.




 

 

 

 

Ireland-Newfoundland Partnership Research Bursary (2009) in support of comparative research for a 40-minute ethnographic film, titled Ireland-Newfoundland Fairy Folklore in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Suzana Zalokar (Film Department of the IADT/National Film School).





 

 


Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Grant (2017) in support of a comparative ethnographic research project on Irish and Icelandic beliefs, lore and attitudes toward non-ordinary/supernatural beings -- Sídhe (fairies) and Huldufólk (elves) -- as part of intangible cultural heritage.








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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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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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