Tom Mould describes the creation of a collaborative research project that brought community members, program leaders, and students together to study the personal experience narratives and legends about poverty and welfare in the U.S.
Academic journals rely on financial commitments from universities in order to be viable since they do not generate enough revenue to support themselves. In 2019, the folklore faculty at George Mason University (GMU) applied to serve as the editorial team for the
Robert Baron, who teaches in the Masters Program in Cultural Sustainability at Goucher College describes how folklorists banded together over the years to save the New York Folk Arts Coordinator position, the American Folklife Center, and the NEA Heritage Awards. NYC Folk
Christina Barr has served as executive director for the Nevada Humanities Council since 2009. She has advocated on behalf of folklore and the humanities at the local, state, and federal level. In this case study, she describes responding to a drastic reduction
Search a collection of sample syllabi and other materials for teaching folklore in Open Folklore.
A compilation of COVID-19 related projects and research by folklorists, cultural organizations, and traditional artists.
Case studies and best practice reports created by recipients of the Consultancy and Professional Development grants project to share the lessons learned during their funded work. These reports cover a wide variety of issues and challenges in folk and traditional arts work.
A searchable reference tool to locate the vocabulary that can be used to improve access to information about folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, and related fields.
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