Pete Reiniger passed away last week at the age of 73.
We are saddened by the news that AFS Fellow Robert A. Georges has passed and share this remembrance from Simon Bronner: “I am saddened to report the death on January 31, 2022, of folklorist Robert A. Georges, who spent most of his
Gloria Dorson passed away last week in Indianapolis at the age of 90.
announcement from Southwest Folklife Alliance It is with humility and sadness that we share our beloved teacher, elder, and Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival co-founder, Dr. James S. “Big Jim” Griffith has transitioned from this earth. Big Jim passed quietly and peacefully
Steve Ohrn was above all things a mensch. He was also a gifted photographer, exacting in his work, and generous in his relationships with others, especially the many folk and traditional artists whose work and stories he documented, helped to preserve, and promoted.
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Leonard Primiano on July 25th, 2021. A renowned folklorist and religious studies scholar, he was a beloved friend and mentor to many in our field. Dr. Primiano was a professor of religious
Join the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and folklorists Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, Robin Roberts, and Nick Spitzer for a Bright Lights Online conversation about Lifetime Contributions to the Humanities awardee Frank de Caro. De Caro, a nationally renowned folklorist who
Janet Louise Langlois, retired professor of English and Folklore Studies, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at her home in Detroit. Loving wife of Andrea di Tommaso. Beloved mother of Mia (Adam) and stepmother of Matteo (Jennifer), Dante (Shelley), and
By Jason Baird Jackson — I am saddened to share the news that Raymond J. DeMallie, Class of 1967 Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology emeritus and a long-serving affiliate faculty member in the Indiana University Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, passed away on
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Emeritus Mehmet İlhan Başgöz on April 13, 2021 in Ankara, Turkey at the age of 100. In his own words, he was born in the Anatolian town Gemerek-Sivas “during the barley harvesting