Varick Chittenden and Teresa Hollingsworth were named as the 2021 recipients of the AFS Benjamin A. Botkin prize for significant lifetime achievement in public folklore at the Annual Meeting in October. This prize, awarded each year by the AFS Executive Board and
Katherine Borland, past AFS Executive Board member and Director of the Ohio State University Center for Folklore Studies, will give the opening keynote on June 20 at the upcoming SIEF congress in Helsinki, Finland. Borland’s presentation, “Slow Activism: Lessons from Citizen Scientists,”
Dr. Nancy Yan recently talked to Dr. Margaret Magat, author of Balut: Fertilized Eggs and the Making of Culinary Nationalism, a rich study and deep analysis of one part of Asian American foodways. Balut is a fertilized egg that is boiled and eaten
Dr. Pravina Shukla was recently named a Provost Professor at Indiana University. The Provost Professor Award is given each year by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs. It is intended to bring
Valdimar Tr. Hafstein, Professor of Folklore and Ethnology at the University of Iceland, will serve as the keynote speaker for “Cultural Policy Beyond the Here and Now: What do we owe to Future Generations?” on Monday, June 7 at 3:10 PM EDT.
Dr. Cristina Benedetti will deliver the lecture, “Gathering on the National Mall: Infrastructures, Logistics, and Political Meaning-Making” on May 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT. The National Mall in Washington, DC is a site of human meaning-making animated by various kinds of
Indiana University Bloomington professor and AFS member Richard Bauman has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the United States. Bauman, distinguished professor emeritus of anthropology and folklore in
Ana Cara recently retired from Oberlin College, where she taught in the Department of Hispanic Studies. She holds a PhD in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. Her articles have appeared in various academic journals, including the Journal of American Folklore,
Dorothy Noyes, professor of English, comparative studies, and anthropology, has received the Distinguished Scholar Award, awarded each year to six Ohio State faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or other creative works representing exceptional achievements in their respective fields. Dr. Noyes
On Wednesday, March 25, Kathleen Mundell and other witnesses testified before Congress on the effects of COVID-19 on arts and humanities organizations. You can watch the recorded testimonies on the House appropriations website.