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

9:30 am–11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions (31)

31-01  Folklore in the United States and Canada: An Institutional History—A Conversation with the Authors  

31-02  Women in/and the Folklore of Ireland and the U.K.  

31-03  Right Relations: Representations and Practices of Nature/Culture  

31-04  Folkstreams International  

31-05  Negotiating Cultural Appropriation: Lineage, Inclusion, and Relationships

31-06  Mapping the Poetics and Politics of Migration in Indian Folk Tradition

11:15 am–12:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions (32)

32-01  Gaining Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Folklife Internship Alums from the AFC  

32-02  Multi-Species Relationships from the Margins: Case Studies from North and Northeast India

32-03  Theorizing Folklore from the Margins: A Forum  

32-04  Heritage on the Move: Collaborative Engagements and New Museum Futures  

32-05  Context and Change in American Folk Music  

32-06  Cultivating Identity with Recentered Seeds  

32-07  Alt-Ac, Also-Ac, and Folklorists’ Occupations  

12:00 pm–1:30 pm

Understanding Folklore and Medicine I: How Knowledge of Medical Legends, Belief, and Folk Healing Systems Can Improve the Study of Health, Public Outreach, and the Treatment of Patients  

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Meet the Editors: Demystifying the Journal Publishing Process  

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Phillips Barry Lecture  

Sponsored by:
Music and Song Section

Chair: Stephen D. Winick (American Folklife Center)

“History Collapsing, Geography Dissolving”: Diasporic Encounters of Christmas Carolers from the New World and the Old

Ian Russell (Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, emeritus)

The Phillips Barry Lecture is an annual invited lecture sponsored by the Music and Song Section.

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Virtual AFS Ask an Archivist

2:15 pm–3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions (34)

34-01  Decolonizing Folklore II  

34-02  Write Folklore’s Future: An Op-Ed Workshop  

34-03  Media, Performance, and Folklore  

34-04  Exploring the Human and the Natural World  

34-05  Politics, Ethnicity, and Nation in Religious Ritual and Storytelling  

34-06  Preserving and Presenting Folklore Throughout History  

34-07  The Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Folklore  

4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Exploring the Public Folklore Multiverse  

Chair: Cliff Murphy (Director, Folk and Traditional Arts, National Endowment for the Arts)

Phoebe Stein (President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils)
Langston Wilkins (Director, Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, Humanities Washington)
Emily Hilliard (Folklorist, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and past West Virginia State Folklorist, WV Humanities)
Christina Barr (Executive Director, Nevada Humanities)
Matthew Gibson (Executive Director, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities)

Over the past 50 years, Public Folklore infrastructure has flourished in the arts. But the first state folklife programs were actually rooted in the humanities. What if this is where the infrastructure took root? How would our work be different? Join us for an animated discussion of Public Folklore, the Humanities, and possibility.

5:15 pm–6:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions (36)

36-01  Textiles, Dress, and Agency  

36-02  Public Folklore: We Do Better When We Know Better  

36-03  Living and Working Online  

36-04  Nostalgia, Memory, and the Everyday Arts  

36-05  Cultural and Social Pedagogy in the Sites of Ethnic Mexican Music-Making  

36-06  Comfort Foodways During the COVID-19 Pandemic   

7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (37)

37-01  Living Humanities: Folklorists Bridging Communities through Story and Practice  

37-02  Folklore in Film and Television   

37-03  African American Traditional Music Practitioners, History, and the Black Experience  

37-04  Place and Togetherness in COVID-19  

7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Series in Fairy-Tale Studies Event  

8:45 pm–10:15 pm

Indiana University Alumni Reception

8:45 pm–10:15 pm

WKU Folk Studies Alumni Happy Hour

9:00 pm–11:00 pm

Open Mic Night (Virtual)

9:00 pm–11:00 pm

Spectral Frequencies: A Reading of Australian Horror Radio Plays from the Mid-20th Century