AFS Webinar Explores the Power and Multivocality of Heritage

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A lively conversation has begun with “Folklore Talks: Heritage, Folklore, and the Public Sphere,” the webinar co-sponsored by the AFS Fellows and the Public Programs Section, with occasions for follow-up discussion to come. A large audience attended the live event on March 10, and an even larger audience can now watch the recording.

You can find the webinar on YouTube:

In the webinar, six invited scholars—Valdimar Hafstein, Lucy Long, Owe Ronström, Diana Baird N’Diaye, Jeff Todd Titon, and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett—discussed various facets and applications of heritage as seen in their respective research contexts.

Additionally, AFS Fellows President Amy Shuman announced that there will be follow-up “salons” on April 9 to explore issues and questions raised during the webinar.

To join one of these webinars, please visit the registration form. Note that some salons will be at 11am EDT and others will be at 2pm EDT to accommodate potential scheduling conflicts.

Keep an eye out for a future Folklore Talks webinar that is in the works to continue conversations sparked by the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting’s Fellows-sponsored Utley Panel on “Race and Racism in the Practice and Study of Folklore.”

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