Thursday, Oct. 13

01-12 Revisiting Folklore Community Scholar Programs: A Dialogue about Past, Present, and Future

Thursday, October 13, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Director 3

Sponsored by the Public Programs Section


Chair: Brent Björkman (Western Kentucky University)

Forum participants:

Betty J. Belanus (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage)

Lisa  L. Higgins (Missouri Folk Arts Program, University of Missouri )

Jeannelle Ramirez (Texas Folklife)

The objective of this forum is to present an overview of the development of community scholars programming models and to begin a dialogue with current practitioners, both forum participants and audience members, who are continuing, or interested in pursuing, this intimate form of educational outreach. The four members of this forum have long histories connected to federal and state agencies and non-profit organizations who carry out community-centered ethnographic fieldwork training models. Panel members will briefly present broad topics and open a dialogue with attendees for further engagement