CFP: Teaching with Ethnographic and Folk Arts Collections: Challenging History

Calls for Submissions

The Journal of Folklore and Education calls for the submissions for their special issue for the year 2023.

This special issue of the JFE offers a deep dive into ethnographic primary source materials, organized around the theme “Challenging History.”

  • Challenging History: Teaching hard history and topics that may engage unjust content.
  • Challenging History: Offering training and learning resources through oral histories and primary source collections gathered through ethnographic research to offer diverse perspectives for analysis and inquiry.

Core to this issue are the materials that the project team developed, tested, and refined over the past two years in classrooms, museum settings, and with community-based learning opportunities.

Submissions for the drafts can:

  • Explore learning activities, framework articles, case studies, and research that demonstrate the value of ethnographic and oral history primary source materials in K-12 classrooms, with emphasis on their value in exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) concerns through the lens of “Challenging History.”
  • Examine curricular approaches that connect original source materials and their interpretations (e.g., comic books as a secondary source) as a way to feature the complexity of the oral history interview as a record, present counternarratives, deepen the representation of marginalized histories and communities.
  • Explore ways to adapt materials for English language learners and migrant educational settings.

The submissions are due by April 1, 2023.

Contact information: [email protected]

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