Harrisburg ProgramThursday, October 21

43-04 Understanding Folklore and Medicine II: Folkloristic Research, Public Health, and Medical Professionals

Thursday, October 21, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

  in-person session will be live streamed from Harrisburg
  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Part of Cultural Health: A Forum on Folk Medical Systems

Chair: Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University)

Sheila Bock (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Jennifer Spitulnik (Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services)
Anika Wilson (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

This panel is virtual.

As part of "Cultural Health: A Forum on Folk Medical Systems,” an event series created in partnership between the Penn State Humanities institute, Penn State Harrisburg’s Pennsylvania Center for Folklore, and the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, a panel of experts in folk medicine and public health led a guided discussion with medical and public health professionals earlier in the week. This second session will invite the same panelists to reflect upon this discussion and talk with an audience of folklorists about the opportunities and challenges involved in working with professionals in these areas.