The National Endowment for the Humanities announced major grants for organizations led by folklorists Kimberly Marshall, Theresa Vaughan and Amy Kitchener this month as part of the American Rescue Plan. Amy Kitchener, executive director of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA),
The Journal of Folklore and Education announced the release of its new volume, "Creative Texts | Creative Traditions." The volume features case studies, lesson plans, and research that use folklore’s values of context, candor, use, imagination, and love to help students to craft text with authentic purpose and consequences.
The Local Learning Network recently launched two new websites to increase access, visibility, and usefulness of their resources and publications.
Folklorist Andrea Kitta will present a talk called “Communicating About COVID: Understanding How Folklore Affects Medical Decision Making and What to Do About It" to her alma mater, Western Kentucky University, on September 30, 2021.
The South Arts 2021 Southern Prize and State Fellows Exhibition is now open at the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. The multidisciplinary exhibition includes work from each of the nine state fellows, including Southern Prize Winner and Florida Fellow Marielle Plaisir and Southern Prize Finalist and South Carolina Fellow Fletcher Williams III.
The Colombia-based folklorist and anthropologist Maria Angélica Rodríguez started a new Spanish-language podcast, called "FolclorArt- creatividad en contexto."
The Indiana University Press has just announced that What Folklorists Do: Professional Possibilities in Folklore Studies, edited by former AFS executive director Timothy Lloyd, will be available for pre-order this week with an official publication date of October 5 (though the book is
For their fourth and final panel in this series of technical assistance workshops, which takes place virtually on August 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM EDT, the Philadelphia Folklore Project will continue the discussion from the diverse perspectives of four professional folklorists,
This Thursday, July 22nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm is the third in a four-part online series, Negotiating Cultural Appropriation: Lineage, Teaching & Relationships, where teaching artists in dance and music from across the country deliberate on salient issues regarding the politics
Steve Zeitlin’s new Poetry of Everyday Life blog post, “Folklore’s Four Sisters: Scholarship, Fieldwork, Activism and Artistry” suggests that there are (at least) four distinctive sides or approaches to folklore—fieldwork (body), scholarship (mind), activism (heart), and artistry (soul), and that some of