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Etiquette and ethics of live-tweeting academic conferences 0 L. Cashman "Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb," Higher Education Blog (October 3, 2014):  http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2012/oct/03/ethics-live-tweeting-academic-conferences
by L. Cashman
Monday, November 24, 2014
Barry Bergey retirement from NEA 0 L. Cashman See http://arts.gov/news/2014/nea-director-folk-and-traditional-arts-barry-bergey-retire for the NEA press release.On that page, see "related content" in the sidebar: "NEA Folk & Traditional Arts Director Barry Bergey's Farewell" for a video of his reflections on his journey from his small river hometown of New Haven, Missouri, to the National Endowment for the Arts, where worked for 29 years. NEA Folk & Traditional Arts Director Barry Bergey's Farewell - See more at: http://arts.gov/news/2014/nea-director-folk-and-traditional-arts-barry-bergey-retire#sthash.g8zYl2Gz.dpuf See http://capitolwords.org/date/2014/11/13/E1565-3_tribute-to-barry-bergey/ for a tribute from Rep. Chris Van Hollen.
by L. Cashman
Monday, November 24, 2014
CFCH Education Resources featured in Smithsonian Education News 0 L. Cashman Three Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage resources were featured in the November issue of theSmithsonian Education News, which reaches about 24,000 educators.   See http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/tools/enews_current.html for:Online Endangered Languages Story Map, Smithsonian Folklife FestivalSmithsonian Folkways Tools for Teachers, Folkways Lesson Plans Folklife and Oral History Guide, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural HeritageFeel free to share and contribute!
by L. Cashman
Monday, November 24, 2014
Roots Channel: on-demand & live video of music, arts, culture & sustainabil 0 L. Cashman It's time to change music together.Click here to watch my 2.5 minute introduction to The Roots Channel:<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HIHnazskuIMeytFGRABMJTA5RGHGa1oCMM2wKhIsw2jUqVy-7NmguJcJzgASvYDkha4cCI8vMAjySZ1T93LbIHfrj7cLSX7zYtgi2cKmnizCg7TKSc5OnmqHBzVwBYNUtfhRUPA3nqDm06Z8UTHR5-mv_PKbE4NSSHEvWK2mpAcOj38gWkZ8l7KmcwzbdrSNEAG43hk3dISYOnaEpTUd5Q==&c=yDh3dA2vhDC-ePz_1qZXu_rfyrukh7AehTUomS_Jpbh4M4nQ3b1YSA==&ch=ahCJocZgp_zxLqt1aYwCD3Ce_LAgQDztIudaUC4hFAJuTleRniUZsQ==>Dear Roots Music Fans,Three years ago, I started working on ways to use streaming video to help buildsustainable work for musicians.It's certainly taken long enough - but today I'm proud to formerly announce theofficial launch of The Roots Channel.In one place, The Roots Channel offers streaming on-demand and live videocovering roots music, arts, culture and sustainability topics.  Musician-ownedand operated, we've committed from day one to share 70% of our net revenue withthe artists and content providers we feature on the site.From full length concert movies and documentaries to lessons, workshops and livewebcasts - we've put together a one-of-a-kind resource for lovers of authentic,personal music and arts.There's so much I could say about it, but I thought it would be easier toproduce a small video.  To see what Roots is all about, just click the videolink above.  I'll explain it all :)Thanks so much and I'll see you on the site!Michael ConnollyFounder, The Roots Channel
by L. Cashman
Monday, November 24, 2014
"Over 800 Living Folk Artists Come Together For Massive Iboamerican Exhibit 0 L. Cashman "Over 800 Living Folk Artists Come Together For Massive Iboamerican Exhibition," by Priscilla Frank, HuffingtonPost, 10/17/14: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/latin-american-folk-art-_n_5986596.html?utm_hp_ref=arts
by L. Cashman
Monday, October 20, 2014
AFC Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos Project 0 L. Cashman As you may have heard, at the American Folklife Center we’re planning an experimental collection project focused on seasonal festivals starting in about a week. The idea is for people to take photos of Halloween and the other festivals that occur at the end of October and beginning of November, such as Dia de los Muertos, La Toussaint, All Saints, All Souls, Samhain, etc. Then they’ll add a Creative Commons license to the photos and share them on Flickr and other social media with the hashtag #FolklifeHalloween2014. The full set of photos created in this way will automatically be available for browsing to anyone who can get online. In addition, the Library of Congress can create a collection of the best photos, or of all the ones with a license. We’re hoping to develop a fun collection of stirring images, and we could use your help. First of all, we know that many of you are great photographers with connections to communities and their festivals, so we hope you’ll consider participating yourselves. Second, we’d appreciate you getting the word out to all your networks: other ethnographers, of course, but also students, community leaders, photographers, festival organizers, and whoever else you feel is relevant. We’ve posted two blog posts about this at Folklife Today. One gives a detailed overview of the project and what we hope to get from it: http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2014/10/share-your-photos-of-halloween/ The other just gives step-by-step instruction on how to participate: http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2014/10/halloween-photo-instructions/ Please read them, participate, and share this message widely.  Thanks, and enjoy the festive season!Steve Winick
by L. Cashman
Friday, October 17, 2014
I Hear America Singing: Folk Music and National Identity (Temple UP) 0 L. Cashman Temple University PressNew Title in American Studies "I Hear America Singing" Folk Music and National Identity by Rachel Clare Donaldson In "I Hear America Singing," Rachel Donaldson traces the vibrant history of the twentieth-century folk music revival from its origins in the 1930s through its end in the late 1960s. She investigates the relationship between the revival and concepts of nationalism, showing how key figures in the revival--including Pete Seeger, Alan Lomax, Moses Asch, and Ralph Rinzler--used songs to influence the ways in which Americans understood the values, the culture, and the people of their own nation. Read the Introduction (pdf). Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Temple University Press

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by L. Cashman
Friday, October 10, 2014
Recent National Heritage Fellowships posted online 0 L. Cashman Recent National Heritage Fellowships posted on-line: Webcast of the 2014 Heritage Concert -http://arts.gov/lifetime-honors/nea-national-heritage-fellowships/2014-nea-national-heritage-fellowships-concert Art Works blog on Heritage by the numbers - http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/heritage-numbers Radio feature on the Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware -http://wamu.org/programs/metro_connection/14/10/03/singing_and_praying_bands_traditions_stretch_back_to_slavery Podcast on 2014 Heritage Fellow Kevin Doyle - http://arts.gov/audio/irish-step-dancer-and-2014-national-heritage-fellow-kevin-doyle Podcast on 2014 Heritage recipients Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware - http://arts.gov/audio/2014-national-heritage-fellow-singing-and-praying-bands-maryland-and-delaware Podcast interview with 2013 Heritage Fellow Chunky Sanchez - http://arts.gov/audio/musician-and-2013-national-heritage-fellow-ram%C3%B3n-%E2%80%9Cchunky%E2%80%9D-s%C3%A1nchez
by L. Cashman
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
American Folk Art Museum exhibition review: van Genk and Fasanella 0 L. Cashman Roberta Smith, "Visionaries Inhabiting the Margins: ‘Willem van Genk: Mind Traffic’ and ‘Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget,'" New York Times (September 4, 2014): http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/arts/design/willem-van-genk-mind-traffic-and-ralph-fasanella-lest-we-forget.html?emc=eta1&_r=0
by L. Cashman
Monday, September 08, 2014
NPR feature on Bobby Fulcher's efforts 0 L. Cashman Mike Osborne, "In Tennessee, Scenes From A Nearly Lost Musical History," NPR Music (September 7, 2014): http://www.npr.org/2014/09/07/346122723/in-tennessee-scenes-from-a-nearly-lost-musical-history?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140907
by L. Cashman
Monday, September 08, 2014
NEA Statement on the passing of 2008 NEA Fellow Walter Murray Chiesa 0 L. Cashman NEA Statement on the passing of 2008 NEA Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship recipient  Walter Murray Chiesa -http://arts.gov/news/2014/statement-death-nea-national-heritage-fellow-walter-murray-chiesa
by L. Cashman
Monday, September 08, 2014
Native American video games 0 L. Cashman On NPR, All Tech Considered:"Until recently, no video games on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. A group of Alaskan natives have partnered with a game developer to change that."http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/23/342554915/native-stories-from-alaska-give-gamers-something-to-play-with
by L. Cashman
Monday, August 25, 2014
New Book by Coralynn Davis: “Maithil Women's Tales” 0 A. Intern University of Illinois Press has published Coralynn Davis’s new book, "Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border.” Davis investigates how female storytellers weave together their own life experiences--the hardships and the pleasures--with age-old themes. In so doing, Davis demonstrates, they harness folk traditions to grapple with social values, behavioral mores, relationships, and cosmological questions. To read the full description and reviews of the book, visit The University of Illinois Press.
by A. Intern
Friday, August 22, 2014
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage's Talk Story Updated 0 A. Intern The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage has revitalized the newsletter Talk Story, converting it to a new web-based publication. To view Talk Story, visit: http://www.folklife.si.edu/talkstory/
by A. Intern
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
New Book by Chos bstan rgyal on Tibetan Pastoral Life 0 A. Intern Following the Herds: Rhythms of Tibetan Pastoral Life in A mdo by Chos bstan rgyalThis ground-breaking book provides unique insights into the knowledge and practices that helped pastoralists sustain the grasslands of Tibet for millennia. Following an introduction to the community, its territory, history, and other salient features, local pastoral production and the annual pastoral cycle are described. Remaining chapters deal with the naming, breeding, and management of livestock; wildlife; grassland plants; pasture management; weather prediction; rituals to ensure good fortune; and the treatment of livestock illnesses. Includes two maps, fifteen tables, sixty-six figures, a list of non-English terms with original orthography, and an index.For more information and to purchase a copy, visit here (softcover) or here (hardcover). For a free PDF copy, visit here.
by A. Intern
Friday, August 08, 2014
New Book by Ron Johnson: "North Florida Folk Music: History & Tradition" 0 A. Intern The History Press has published Ron Johnson’s new book, "North Florida Folk Music: History & Tradition." Author and musician, Johnson shares stories and insights into the folk music of North Florida and those who define the tradition. To read the full description and reviews of the book, visit: The History Press.
by A. Intern
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Harvard Business Review Blog Article on Marketing and Folklorists 0 A. Intern A blog post by Patti Sanchez on Harvard Business Review makes the case for hiring folklorists in the corporate setting. Titled "Why Marketing Needs to Hire a Corporate Folklorist,” Sanchez discusses the role of corporate historians and the skills folklorists can bring to marketing. Sanchez writes, "a corporate folklorist’s work goes beyond documenting innovations, entertaining visitors, or even building a culture. It’s also about promoting a common understanding of the organization’s values and purpose.” For the full article, visit: http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/why-marketing-needs-to-hire-a-corporate-folklorist/
by A. Intern
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Celebrating 40 Years: Audio from the 1974 North Carolina Folklife Festival 0 A. Intern The North Carolina Folklife Institute kicked of the 40th anniversary of the first NC statewide folklife festival on July 4-5th by sponsoring traditional arts at the Festival for the Eno River in Durham, North Carolina. As part of the festivities celebrating the 40th anniversary, the North Carolina Folklife Institute also shared audio from the very first North Carolina Folklife Festival in 1974. Aaron Smithers of the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC helped track down the audio. Clips may be found here: http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/sfc/index.php/2014/07/03/nc-folklife-festival-1974/ For more details regarding the Festival for the Eno River, visit the Facebook page for event: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Festival-for-the-Eno-River/93662825881 For early festival photographs from previous years, also visit the North Carolina Folklife Institute’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ncfolk
by A. Intern
Monday, July 14, 2014
New Publication on Asian American Folklore Edited by Lee and Nadeau 0 A. Intern Edited by Jonathan H. X. Lee and Kathleen Nadeau, Asian American Identities and Practices: Folkloric Expressions in Everyday Life probes the intersection, interplay, and interconnection of Asian and Asian American folklore and folklife in globally fluid and culturally creative landscapes among Asian American communities and subjects. Jonathan H. X. Lee is associate professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University. He is the editor of Cambodian American Experiences: Histories, Communities, Cultures, and Identities and co-editor with Kathleen M. Nadeau of the Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife.Kathleen M. Nadeau is professor of anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino. She is the author of Liberation Theology in the Philippines: Faith in a Revolution, The History of the Philippines, and co-editor with Jonathan H. X. Lee of the Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife. To read the full description and reviews of the book, visit: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739147320
by A. Intern
Friday, July 11, 2014
New Mythology Textbook to be Edited by Tok Thompson and Greg Schrempp 0 A. Intern On May 7, 2014, Tok Thompson and Greg Schrempp met at the Folklore Institue with Charles Cavaliere of Oxford University Press to sign a contract for a new mythology textbook entitled The Truth of Myth:  World Mythologies in Theory and in Everyday Life.  This is planned as the anchor text for a series of case studies in world mythologies that will be co-edited by Thompson and Schrempp.  Visit: http://www.indiana.edu/~folklore/inprogress.shtml
by A. Intern
Friday, July 11, 2014


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