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us: Davidson, H. R. Ellis (Hilda Roderick Ellis), 1914-2006

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  • Fuller Name

    • Hilda Roderick Ellis
  • Variants

    • us: Davidson, Hilda R. Ellis, 1914-2006
    • us: Davidson, Hilda Ellis, 1914-2006
    • us: Ellis, Hilda Roderick, 1914-2006
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 19141001
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2006-01
    • Birth Place

        Bebington, England
    • Death Place

        Kent, England
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Newnham College
        • Organization: (naf) Royal Holloway College
        • Organization: (naf) Birkbeck College
        • Organization: (naf) Lucy Cavendish College
        • Organization: (naf) Society of Antiquaries of London
        • Organization: (naf) Folklore Society (Great Britain)
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Folklore--Europe, Northern
          (lcsh) Mythology, Norse
            (lcsh) Paganism
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) Scholars
                (lcsh) College administrators
                  (lcsh) College teachers
                    (lcsh) Folklorists
                • Use For

                • Earlier Established Forms

                    Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1914-2006
                • Sources

                  • found: Her The road to ... 1943.
                  • found: The Folklore of ghosts, 1981: t.p. (Hilda R. Ellis Davidson)
                  • found: History of the Danes, books I-IX, 1998: t.p. (Hilda Ellis Davidson)
                  • found: Women and tradition, 2000: CIP t.p. (Hilda Ellis Davidson) data sheet (b. 10-01-14)
                  • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-09-24 (b. 1914; Ph.D.)
                  • found: OCLC, Aug. 12, 2013 : (access point: Davidson, H.R. Ellis; Davidson, H. R. Ellis (Hilda Roderick Ellis), 1914-; Davidson, Hilda Ellis; Davidson, Hilda Ellis, 1914-; Davidson, Hilda R. Ellis (Hilda Roderick Ellis), 1914-; Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis; usage: H.R. Ellis Davidson; Hilda Ellis Davidson)
                  • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 12, 2013 : Hilda Ellis Davidson (Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson, born Hilda Roderick Ellis, b. Oct. 1, 1914 in Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire; d. Jan. 2006 in Kent; received a First Class Honours degree from Newnham College, Cambridge, in English, Archaeology and Anthropology, and afterward studied pagan Scandinavian religion for her doctorate; an English antiquarian and academic, writing in particular on Germanic paganism and Celtic paganism; she used literary, historical and archaeological evidence to discuss the stories and customs of Northern Europe; "Gods and Myths of Northern Europe" (Penguin Books, 1964) is considered one of the most thorough and reputable sources on Germanic mythology; like many of her publications, it was credited under the name H. R. Ellis Davidson; lecturer at Royal Holloway College from 1939 to 1944; after that at Bir[k]beck College; joined the Folklore Society in 1949; joined the Lucy Cavendish College in Cambridge in 1969 as a Calouste Gulbenkian Research Fellow, appointed as a college lecturer in 1971, an elected fellow in 1974, and Vice-President between 1975 and 1980; fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; president of the Council of the Folklore Society from 1974 to 1976, and served on the council from 1956 to 1986; received the Folklore Society's Coote Lake Medal in 1984, and her 1988 work "Myths and Symbols of Pagan Europe" won the Katharine Briggs Prize the same year) {}
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                  • 1980-07-10: new
                  • 2013-08-14: revised
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