The American Folklife Center has awarded its 2022 Archie Green Fellowships to five projects aimed at documenting and analyzing the culture and traditions of American workers.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School, led by Arijit Sen, is featured in "Learning to Listen: How a university project to document Milwaukee neighborhood stories has created a ‘network of hope'" in The Progressive Magazine.
Past AFS President Dorothy Noyes, an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the Department of English and professor of comparative studies at The Ohio State University, has been named director of the university’s Mershon Center for International Security Studies.
Merrill Kaplan, Associate Professor of Folklore and Scandinavian Studies at The Ohio State University, was recently featured in a Slate Q&A on the topic of “goblin mode” in recent viral media articles.
We invite you to participate in a virtual small-group "salon" discussion of the AFS Fellows Webinar: "Interrogating the Normal: Folkloristic Engagements with Disability." The salon will take place April 1, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT.
Flower City Folk (FCF), a newly established folklife program in Rochester, New York, now serves individuals living in Rochester and the surrounding communities by supporting and documenting diverse folklife, facilitating related educational opportunities, and connecting community members to local, state, and federal arts resources.
Community Powered is a Wisconsin Humanities initiative that builds resilience among Wisconsin communities by helping them recognize, communicate, and act upon their strengths, their challenges, and their histories to envision a vibrant future. Residents of participating Wisconsin communities will experience new ways to unearth and tell stories of their communities and will take concrete steps toward making their hometowns even better places to live.
The FisherPoets Gathering, an Oregon-based annual poetry event with contributions about the occupational folklore of fishing, will be live-streamed on YouTube this year on February 25-26, 2022.
In awarding the 2021 Kenneth Goldstein Award for Lifetime Academic Leadership to Dorothy Noyes at its Annual Meeting last October, the American Folklore Society celebrated her outstanding achievements in advancing the work of students and colleagues, of the Center for Folklore Studies at The Ohio State University, of the American Folklore Society, and of the field as a whole.
Folklorist, civic leader, and educator Susan Eleuterio has been elected chair of the board of directors of Illinois Humanities.