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Open Folklore

Collected by: Indiana University Web Collections

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

There are many web sites devoted to folklore and folklife, some created by academic programs or public sector and non-profit organizations, and others developed by enthusiasts and amateur interest groups. There is much of value in all of these sites, but they all suffer from two problems that all web sites are heir to. First, they are notoriously ephemeral and lack dependable preservation, making it difficult to reliably locate material after the passage of time. Second, generic Internet search engines like Google are not precise, especially in a popular field like folklore. This means that identifying reliable scholarly content in a sea of popular, and sometimes unreliable, online content poses a greater challenge for those interested in folklore topics than it does in other areas of scholarship. The Open Folklore initiative will tackle these issues by selecting reliable, content-rich folklore web sites and creating searchable archive copies of them with the permission of the web site owners.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Folklore

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Title: The Center for Folklore Studies at the Ohio State University

URL: http://cfs.osu.edu/

Description: The Center for Folklore Studies at the Ohio State University supports the learning, teaching, research, and outreach of folklorists and students of folklore. With participation from across the colleges of Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Education and Human Ecology, the Center provides OSU folklorists with a network for cooperation and interdisciplinary dialogue.

Captured  on Jan 20, 2012

Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Folklore Arts Humanities Social Sciences Behavioral Sciences Education Human Ecology

Title: The Folklore Program at the University of Oregon

URL: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~flr/

Description: The Folklore Program at the University of Oregon offers perspectives on ethnic, regional, occupational, gender, and other traditional identities of individuals in specific societies. Students study the extent to which tradition continues to enrich and express the dynamics of human behavior throughout the world.

Captured  on Jan 20, 2012

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Folklore Ethnicity Cultural Heritage Popular Culture Performance Gender Film Religion Diversity Arts Administration Globalization

Title: University of Southern California Folklore

URL: http://dornsife.usc.edu/folklore/

Description: At USC, one can study folklore in various courses, or as part of the new interdisciplinary minor, "Folklore and Popular Culture". The core course: ANTH 333- Forms of Folklore aims to introduce students to the wide variety of folklore from around the world (and from their own lives), and to the basic methods of studying such material. Connected to the course is the USC digital multimedia folklore archive, which connects age-old folklore archiving techniques with cutting-edge technology. The archives is available to the worldwide scholarly community.

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Subject:   Folklore Popular Cutlure Mythology Legends Music Dance

Title: George Mason University Folklore Studies

URL: http://folklore.gmu.edu/

Description: Mason's Folklore Studies Program is a leading center for the study of vernacular cultures and the historical, cultural and social context in which these cultures are rooted. The program has a distinguished 35-year history that offers students of all levels opportunities to study the broad range of human expression including narrative, dance, material culture, verbal art, cultural performances, foodways, and sense of place. Our diverse course offerings provide theoretical and historical grounding in the study of folklore with a strong emphasis in writing and ethnographic research methods.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Dance Arts Performance Foodways Storytelling

Title: University of Missouri Folklore, Oral Tradition, and Culture Studies

URL: http://folklore.missouri.edu/

Description: Advantageously situated within the Department of English with an emphasis on theoretical and writing strategies, the study of folklore at MU offers a unique opportunity for a truly interdisciplinary experience. With associated and affiliated faculty in Religious Studies, Sociology, Classical Studies, Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies, Theater, Art History, African Diaspora Studies, and Romance Languages, just to name a few, and the range of theoretical approaches students can explore increases even more. Folklore itself doesn’t exist in a vacuum: at MU, we believe the study of folklore shouldn’t either.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Religion Arts Classical Studies Anthropology Gender Language Oral Histories Performance

Title: Utah State University Folklore Studies

URL: http://folklore.usu.edu/

Description: The program is nationally recognized and offers an undergraduate minor in Folklore and a Master’s Degree in American Studies with a concentration in Folklore. The Folklore Program provides a flexible and interdisciplinary approach to study, small class sizes, student-centered faculty, and close interaction between faculty and students. Utah State University houses the Fife Folklore Archives, a nationally recognized archive and repository for the papers of the American Folklore Society,

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Archives Traditions Oral Histories Folktales Folklife Festivals Dance

Title: The University of Wisconsin Folklore Program

URL: http://folklore.wisc.edu/

Description: The dynamic and ever-emergent Folklore Program engages varied comparative and interdisciplinary approaches in a broad range of courses on oral, material, social, and spiritual aspects of African, Middle Eastern, Asian, European, American Indian, North, Central, and South American folklore, on theory and the history of scholarship, and on the public presentation of folklore through archives, exhibits, festivals, media productions, and other modes of representation.

Captured  on Jan 27, 2012

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Subject:   Folklore Post-Secondary Education Cultural Expression Oral Histories Spirituality Language Ethnography

Title: The American Studies Program at Penn State Harrisburg

URL: http://harrisburg.psu.edu/hum/amst/

Description: The American Studies Program at Penn State Harrisburg integrates perspectives on United States history, culture, and society and represents a vibrant academic field with its own theories, methods, and applications. The Program emphasizes cultural and historical inquiry and the application of American Studies to public policy and heritage --including education, governmental work, museums, cultural agencies, archives, public policy, and communications.

Captured  on Jan 20, 2012

Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Folklore Folk Culture Ethnography Cultural Heritage Popular Culture Ethnicity Race Gender Age Performance Oral Histories

Title: Texas A&M Department of Performance Studies

URL: http://perf.tamu.edu/

Description: Established in 1999, the Department of Performance Studies is the first department at Texas A&M solely devoted to the arts. The Department offers a B.A. and minor in both Music and Theatre Arts. The B.A. in Music offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of music, with courses in composition, ethnomusicology, music history, music theory, music technology, and performance through various means. The B.A. in Theatre Arts provides training in the classroom and in an integrated theatre production program. The curriculum preparesstudents for professional theatre training programs and/or graduate work in the liberal and fine arts, teaching theatre in the secondary school, and a variety of careers in the professional arena or the world of business and industry.

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Subject:   Music Theatre Arts Ethnomusicology Fine Arts Ethnography Cultural Preservation Festivals Religious Ceremonies Storytelling Folklore Indigenous Arts Women's Studies Ritual

Title: Goucher College Masters in Cultural Sustainability

URL: http://www.goucher.edu/graduate-programs/ma-in-cultural-sustainability/

Description: The Goucher College M.A. in Cultural Sustainability brings together knowledge from anthropology, history, folklore, ethnomusicology, communications, business and management, linguistics, and activism to teach students how to effect positive, community-driven change in the cultures they care about most-whether it be an African village, an American inner-city neighborhood, a remote tribe in Asia, or a threatened public space just down the street. The discipline of cultural sustainability can be and will be applied wherever valued ways-of-life are at risk.

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Subject:   Folklore Post-Secondary Education Anthropology Ethnomusicology Language Arts Globalization

Title: Memorial University of Newfoundland Department of Folklore

URL: http://www.mun.ca/folklore/

Description: The Memorial University of Newfoundland is the only Anglophone university in Canada to offer comprehensive folklore programs at all levels. Memorial University is also a vital part of its community - one steeped in unique lifestyles and traditions, and where the study and celebration of culture and heritage is considered crucial. This provides folklorists with rich opportunities for innovative community partnerships and learning experiences.

Captured  on Jan 20, 2012

Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Folklore Canada Ethnography Women's Studies Arts Administration Oral Histories Music Folksongs Childlore Language Popular Culture

Title: The University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program in Folklore and Folklife

URL: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/folklore/

Description: The Graduate Program in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania began in 1962 under the direction of MacEdward Leach, a medievalist who taught in the English department, and whose sound recordings from Jamaica, Newfoundland, and the Southern Mountains launched the Folklore Archive. Over the next four decades nearly 250 students earned the Ph.D. in Folklore from Penn. In 1999, the Department of Folklore and Folklife was restructured as a Graduate Program and a Center for Folklore and Ethnography (open 1999-2008).

Captured  on Mar 30, 2012

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Subject:   Folklore Folklife Post-Secondary Education Music Performance Folk Art Cultural Studies Popular Culture Film Religion Urban Folklore Anthropology Oral Histories

Title: Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore

URL: http://www.ukrfolk.ualberta.ca/

Description: The Kule Folklore Centre aspires to become the most important centre for the study of Ukrainian culture outside of Ukraine. Five strategic priorities have been identified which will be prominent in the Centre's profile: • teaching undergraduate and graduate programs • developing internet materials, including course delivery and resource banks • conducting fieldwork and maintaining a growing archive • reaching out to the community with publications and by other means • supporting researchers and students with scholarships and assistantships

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Folklore Cultural Studies Arts Traditions Anthropology Ethnography

Title: Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies

URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/culturalstudies/

Description: Drawing together students and faculty from various disciplines (Literature, Radio-Television-Film, Ethnomusicology, Theatre and Drama), APCCS provides a forum for engaging with scholarship from a variety of fields and working to synthesize them in the pursuit of distinctive research. Our starting point is ethnographic approaches to performance, representation, visual culture, aesthetics, affect, space, and publics. Our principal attention is geared towards how people perform, produce, and project cultural forms through verbal, visual, musical, kinesthetic, material, and dramatic means.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Ethnography Anthropology Performance

Title: UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance

URL: http://www.wacd.ucla.edu/

Description: WACD is defined by a dynamic interdisciplinary approach that encourages intercultural literacies and repertoires, including and transcending geography, ethnicity, class, and other distinctions of identity. WACD is designed for self-motivated students who want to study the arts in global and local contexts.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Arts Dance Cultural Studies

Title: Western Kentucky University Folk Studies Programs

URL: http://www.wku.edu/folkstudies/

Description: Western Kentucky University has one of the most successful folklore programs in the United States. Western's Programs in Folk Studies place special emphasis on public folklore and the related areas of folklore and education and historic preservation. Western's Folk Studies Masters Program graduates have an unparalleled rate of success in securing jobs in the discipline, and our graduates perform important, leading roles in public, private, corporate, and academic institutions around the nation.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Preservation Public Folklore

Title: Georgia State University Heritage Preservation Program

URL: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwher/

Description: The Georgia State University Master of Heritage Preservation Program offers compelling opportunities to pursue careers relating to the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of the physical past.

Captured  on Jan 27, 2012

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Cultural Conservation Heritage Architectural History Urban History

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