Register Now for Heritage, Folklore, and the Public Sphere Webinar

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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 of thinking about heritage, illuminated by their own experiences with public practice, field research and policy. Speakers include:

  • Valdimar Hafstein (University of Iceland), Approaches to Cultural Heritage
  • Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (New York University, emeritus, and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews), Museums, Heritage and Social Transformation
  • Lucy Long (Bowling Green State University), Heritage Tourism through Foodways
  • Diana Baird N’Diaye (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), Sharing Authority, Co-curation and Enabling Community Cultural Self-Determination
  • Owe Ronström (Uppsala University), Heritage, Nature Tourism and Entrepreneurship
  • Jeff Todd Titon (Brown University, emeritus), Public Folklore, Heritage and Environmental Sustainability

This webinar is envisioned as the first step in a Heritage, Folklore and the Public Sphere Initiative that may also include mentoring opportunities as well as future panels and annual meeting events relating to heritage, folklore and the public sphere.

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