Nikki Christensen received the 2022 W.W. Newell Prize.
Stephen Lochetto received 2022 the W.W. Newell Prize for best essay by students or emerging scholars on a topic in children's folklore.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens organizes summer program "Mythos as MythUs: Facing and Overcoming Crises through Traditional Narrative from Antiquity to the Present" in Athens and Antiparos from June 19, 2023 – June 28, 2023. Apply between January 15, 2023 to March 10, 2023.
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress invites applications for three competitive awards in 2023. The awards support ethnographic fieldwork with occupational groups; work with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress; and ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians. All three share the same deadline: March 1, 2023.
Lei Ting (PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo) received the Saboohi I. Khan Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore.
As many celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend, Jonathan H. X. Lee, professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University, spoke with NBC News to explain traditional beliefs about the Lunar New Year and the Chinese zodiac. Lee, whose research focuses on folklore and religions, provided perspective as we head into the Year of the Rabbit, saying “There is a lot of possibility for prosperity and flourishing, and for peace, really. The rabbit is a very strong symbol for peace."
Carrie Hertz (Curator of Textiles and Dress, Museum of International Folk Art) received the 2022 Elli Köngäs-Maranda Professional/Non-Student prize. Mary Magoulick (Professor, Georgia College) received the 2022 Elli Köngäs-Maranda Professional Prize honorable mention.
Jeanne Pitre Soileau (teacher) received the 2022 Iona and Peter Opie Prize.
Margaret Bennett (Professor, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) received the 2022 Iona and Peter Opie Prize.
The Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) seeks to contract a financial strategist/consultant to review and revise the OFN’s financial plan. The performance period is February through June 2023. Funding for this project is $15,000 and ends June 30, 2023. Applications are due January 27, 2023.
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