Virtual ProgramWednesday, October 20

Exploring the Public Folklore Multiverse

Wednesday, October 20, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

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.