The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has announced the launch of its new online Marketplace in collaboration with NOVICA, the world’s largest impact-retailer for artisans and craftspeople around the world. The Folklife Festival Marketplace offers authentic craftwork created by artisans representing communities from recent
From June 28 to July 7 in Budapest, Hungary, the Central European University (CEU) will offer a postgraduate summer course titled “Music as Heritage: from Tradition to Product. An interdisciplinary course about music as heritage, with a focus on Béla Bartók –
The following AFS members were elected to office in the balloting that ended December 31: President:Marilyn White (Kean University, retired)(President-Elect in 2021, as President in 2022-2023, and as Past President in 2024) Executive Board (2021–2023):Mintzi Martinez-Rivera (Providence College)Fernando Orejuela (Indiana University)Langston Collin
Hanging Tree Guitars by Freeman Vines, Zoe van Buren, and Timothy Duffy has been selected as one of the year’s best books by NPR’s editorial staff. Zoe van Buren is a member of AFS and the current Folklife Director at the North Carolina
Ms. Magazine releases a list of must-read books published by writers from historically marginalized groups each month. For December, the book Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico Portraits of Soldaderas, Saints, and Subversives by Kathy Sosa, Ellen Riojas Clark, and Jennifer Speed was selected
Folklorist, curator, and writer Jo Farb Hernández, who has researched and documented monumental art environments created by self-taught artists around the globe since 1973, has recently been recognized by three important regional papers in Spain for her work studying the country’s art
The 133rd annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, occurs amid grave global concern for the future, and politics, of natural and cultural sustainability on our planet. To take advantage of the first AFS meeting in a state capital
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
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