AFS Fellows Webinar: Folklore Talks: Heritage, Folklore, and the Public Sphere

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This AFS Fellow’s roundtable from March 10, 2021, explores key conceptual issues and challenges in heritage theory, policy and practice, the speakers outlining 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 event was co-sponsored by the American Folklore Society, the AFS Fellows, and the AFS Public Programs Section.

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