Folklorist Molly Bolick discusses the intersection of folklore and COVID-19 in New Hampshire as part of The Nation’s “Scenes From a Pandemic” series. She alludes to Diane Goldstein’s work on AIDS narratives in the Canadian Maritimes, writing, “[Goldstein] argues that the process of
Luisa Del Giudice shares her thoughts in SIEF’s “Ethnological Matterings” video series discussing oral history, migration, food justice and hospitality, and pleads to work for change by making ethnological knowledge relevant. To view the episode, visit the Ethnological Matterings website.
Based in New York City, City Lore is an urban folk culture center that includes a Lower East Side gallery space, performances, lectures, and numerous programs throughout the city. The City Lore team works to document, present, and advocate for the diversity
Lisa Gilman is a folklorist and ethnomusicologist who received her Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University. She currently serves as a Professor in Folklore Studies and Public Humanities in George Mason University’s English Department and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American
AFS Member, Christine Widmayer, was featured on Eat Your Heartland Out, a radio show broadcasted on the Heritage Radio Network. Widmayer expands on Chaldean Food Traditions in the episode “A Taste of the Middle East in the Midwest.” To access the full episode,
Schenectady’s Daily Gazette wisely turned to New York Folklore’s Ellen McHale for help understanding “folklore” when the music and media world lit up over the recent release of Taylor Swift’s new album of that name. See: Indiana Nash, “Taylor Swift’s new album puts ‘folklore’ in
The Harvard Gazette interviews Maria Tatar, in which she discusses her book “The Fairest of Them All: Snow White and 21 Tales of Mothers and Daughters” and how fairy tales (märchen) serve as narratives to “enact all the fantasies, fears, and terrors stored
AFS members Jeannie Thomas and Lynne McNeill review the most influential digital trends of 2019, including the “Greta Thunberg vs. President Trump” and “Storm Area 51” memes, in Utah Public Radio’s Access Utah. See: Tom Williams, “Revisiting The Digital Folklore Trends of 2019 On Thursday’s
The Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) features Alisha Jones, an ethnomusicologist, and Zaheer Ali, an oral historian, in their discussion of music and the definitive role that it plays in times of unrest and in protest. See: Kerri Miller, Marcheta Fornoff and Breann Schossow, “The power of
Maribel Alvarez describes folklore as a discipline that understands the ways of knowing that is grasped by oral tradition and observation, serving as an alternative entry point in addressing global issues such as climate change. Alvarez also introduces a new project, ClimateLore, a planned yearlong
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