Florida Folklore Society Meeting: Understanding Folk and Cultural Traditions in Our Time

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The Florida Folklore Society will host a two-day virtual workshop, “Understanding Folk and Cultural Traditions in Our Time,” on February 18-19, 2022.

The University of Central Florida’s College of Arts and Humanities will host the workshop, which is one of 16 projects awarded “Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grants” from Florida Humanities. It will will feature scholars and folk culture experts from across the state. The presentations will explore how folklore and cultural traditions contribute to a collective understanding of what it means to be a Floridian and how the state is a reflection of our collective folk heritages.

Free to the public, the event will feature nationally and internationally acclaimed scholars and artists, including African American music specialist Dr. Portia K. Maultsby, Woodrow Wilson International Fellow Dr. Emily Wilcox, Florida Folk Heritage Awardees David Peñaflor and Marilia Carrasquillo, Timucua Arts Foundation artist Surabhi Adesh, International Committee of Museums of Ethnography Past President Dr. Annette B. Fromm, and Contemporary Mexican Indigenous Poetry Specialist Dr. Osiris Aníbal Gómez. It will also provide students and the general public opportunities to share their research and/or cultural experiences through themed breakout sessions.

Folklorist Peggy Bulger, who serves on the Board of Florida Humanities, will introduce the event and the speakers along with Dominick Tartaglia, the Florida State Folklorist, and Dr. Natalie Underberg-Goode, Vice President of the Florida Folklore Society.

The workshops will be held online via Webinars with Zoom sessions on the following dates:

  • Day 1 – Friday, February 18, 2022 (10:30 am to 3:30 pm; 2 sessions)
  • Day 2 – Saturday, February 19, 2022 (10:00 am to 4:30 pm; 4 sessions)

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