Michael Atwood Mason announced this week that he will step down as director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage effective immediately. In the coming months, the Smithsonian will form a search committee to select a new director for the Center.
Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2021 totaling $27,562,040. Supported projects span 14 artistic disciplines in communities throughout the United States. Also included in this announcement are the
Explore key conceptual issues and challenges in heritage theory, policy and practice in a webinar on March 10, 1:00-3:00 PM EST, sponsored by the Fellows the American Folklore Society and the AFS Public Programs Section. The webinar leaders will outline current ways
The AFS prizes recognizing outstanding achievement in the field of folklore have fast-approaching deadlines. Deserving candidates can’t win if they aren’t submitted for consideration! Application and nomination details can be found on our website. If you’re interested in a book prize like the Chicago
The American Philosophical Society’s Library and Museum is hosting two different webinars in the coming weeks on Native American and Indigenous Studies. See the details below for more information. Note that because they are separate events, the registration links are different. Indigenous
Ethnographica et Folkloristica Carpathica, an international scientific journal published at the Department of Ethnography of the University of Debrecen, Hungary, has recently released a new CFP. The journal is an international platform devoted to the research and current Ethnology, Folklore, and Cultural
Editedby Nicola Darwood and Alexis Weedon, Retelling Cinderella: Cultural and Creative Transformations, is now available. Cinderella’s transformation from a lowly, overlooked servant into a princess who attracts everyone’s gaze has become a powerful trope within many cultures. Inspired by the Cinderella archive of
A new nonprofit e-journal and multi-faceted resource center, Americana Insights, was launched today by Jane Katcher, Americana and American folk art collector, in collaboration with David A. Schorsch, a leading authority on American antiques and folk art. The digital publication is supported by
Maggie Holtzberg, the Folk Arts and Heritage Program Manager for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Agency, recently described her career as a state folklorist for Boston Irish. The article showcases some of her professional accomplishments, like the the major exhibition, “Keepers of Traditions: Art
The Summer Internship Program at the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, or Experiential Learning Academy sponsored by BLBB Charitable, allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns
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