Sarah Lawrence College in partnership with Wartburg invites applications for a Public Humanities Fellow starting in August 2021. This three-year fellowship is funded by their recently awarded grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This position will both enhance the work at the
Greg Kelley will deliver a review and reading of his newly released monograph, Unruly Audience: Folk Interventions in Popular Media, on February 17, 2021 from 2:00–2:30pm ET. The book examines how “folk interventions” challenge institutional media with active—often public—social engagement. Drawing on a
Jack Zipes will deliver an online recorded lecture and live Q&A on an array of fairy tales, myths, and other folk narratives on February 17 at 5:00 PM PST. The event, Resurrecting Dead Fairy Tales, is composed of an online recorded lecture followed
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
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