Thursday, October 13, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Sponsored by the AFS Local Planning Committee
Chair: Kimberly Marshall (University of Oklahoma)
Meghan J. Dudley (University of Oklahoma)
Bracken Klar (ahha Tulsa)
Allison K. McLeod (Afendras Archaeology, LLC)
Bonnie L Pitblado (University of Oklahoma)
How do Oklahoma non-profit organizations contribute to the public humanities infrastructure in the state? What is their role relative to state/city humanities and arts councils, museums, and academic programs in promoting the critical thinking, diversity, empathy, and creativity of the humanities to the public? How can Oklahoma humanities non-profits provide a model for other public-facing humanities nonprofits? To what extent are their missions for engaging heritage, teaching cultural intelligence, and promoting creativity influenced by folklore? And what can folklorists and folklore contribute to this public-facing educational mission?