Thursday, Oct. 13

01-13 Public Folklore, Historic Preservation, and Heritage Studies

Thursday, October 13, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Director 4

Sponsored by the Folklore and Historic Preservation Section


Chair: Gregory Hansen (Arkansas State University)

8:30 am
Integrating Public Folklore with Historic Preservation into Heritage Initiatives
Gregory Hansen (Arkansas State University)

8:45 am
Public Folklore, Historic Preservation, and Community Activism
Tina Bucuvalas (Florida Cultural Resources, Inc.)

9:00 am
Why Fishtown Still Matters: Lessons from the Field
Laurie K. Sommers ()

9:15 am
Public Folklore, Historic Preservation, and the Traditional Building Crafts
Marjorie Hunt (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage)

One promising way for folklorists to connect with heritage studies is through our engagement with historic preservation. Folklorists are contributing to historic preservation in projects that blend public folklore with approaches that also are relevant to wider heritage interests. This panel explores how folklorists have contributed to integrating folklore and folklife into heritage initiatives in a variety of communities. Presenters will connect their applied work and scholarship to wider research that suggests the potential furthering connections between folklore and heritage studies in ways resonant with historic preservation.