Sommers, with members of the AFS Working Group in Folklore and Historic
Folklore Society Working Group on Folklore in Historic Preservation Policy announces
the publication of a website that highlights activities completed under a policy
initiative grant from the American Folklore Society (2011-2012). The website's URL is http://www.afsnet.org/default.asp?page=FHPPolicyPaper.
The working group's goal is to provide resources and suggest
strategies that will better position folklorists and folklore methodologies as
central forces in historic preservation. The policy paper—aimed primarily
toward an audience of fellow folklorists—outlines key benchmarks in the history
of folklore and historic preservation work in the United States, tactics for
advocacy, lessons learned, and a blueprint for future action. The website also
contains links to a webography, bibliography, and selected case studies that
illustrate various intersections between folklore and historic preservation.
For more information contact working group co-chairsLaurie Sommers (email@example.com) or Michael Ann