National Endowment for the Arts has announced their 2023 NEA National Heritage Fellows, recognizing their dedication and artistry contributions to the field.
Folklorists in the News
Joelle E. Jackson (Indiana University Bloomington) receives the 2022 William A. Wilson prize.
The African American Folklorist is accepting article submissions on an ongoing basis.
Ebony L Bailey's article, “(Re)Making the Folk: Black Representation and the Folk in Early American Folklore Studies" is featured by University of Illinois Press' celebration of Black History Month by sharing their favorite Black history publications.
As many celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend, Jonathan H. X. Lee, professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University, spoke with NBC News to explain traditional beliefs about the Lunar New Year and the Chinese zodiac. Lee, whose research focuses on folklore and religions, provided perspective as we head into the Year of the Rabbit, saying “There is a lot of possibility for prosperity and flourishing, and for peace, really. The rabbit is a very strong symbol for peace."
Descendant, which screened at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, is available today on Netflix.
Sixth-generation West Virginian Black writer-poet, advocate, entrepreneur, culture worker, and newspaper publisher Crystal Good was the feature and consulting producer on the 2022 “Black in Appalachia” episode of United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell for CNN.
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.
Time Magazine reports on Ukrainian museums’ efforts to protect their cultural artifacts from the ongoing Russian invasion, including the American Folklore Society’s efforts to arrange cloud storage space for digital material.
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.