Integrating Public Folklore with Historic Preservation into Heritage Initiatives

Gregory Hansen (Arkansas State University)

Public folklorists are re-connecting with historic preservationists through a wide range of projects. Their work can be placed in relation to a vibrant heritage discourse that is thriving across the globe. This presentation outlines nodes where public folklorists who work with historic preservation can also connect with researchers and practitioners in Heritage Studies. This wider nexus includes consideration of salient topics such as the blurred boundary between tangible and intangible heritage, perspectives from critical heritage studies, community-based heritage initiatives, engagement with heritage values, and challenges to safeguarding heritage.

Part of 01-13 Public Folklore, Historic Preservation, and Heritage Studies, Thursday, October 13, 8:30 am–10:00 am