Valdimar Hafstein to Deliver Keynote Address at Virtual IU Cultural Policy Conference

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Valdimar Tr. Hafstein, Professor of Folklore and Ethnology at the University of Iceland, will serve as the keynote speaker for “Cultural Policy Beyond the Here and Now: What do we owe to Future Generations?” on Monday, June 7 at 3:10 PM EDT. The address will be moderated by Bill Ivey, fellow folklorist and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The biennial research conference is hosted by the Center for Cultural Affairs at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU. The free event, which will take place online from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM on June 7, requires registration. The conference addresses cultural policy, specifically on the theme of policies that promote the preservation of culture and the arts for future generations. While the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has established protocols for the preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage, how choices are made in terms of what most calls for preservation, the means by which this is achieved, and the decision-making processes, all warrant further study, in addition to how these principles are, explicitly or implicitly, adopted in national cultural policy.

To learn more about or register for the event, visit the conference website.

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