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The Humanities Open Book Project Digitizes Out-of-Print Folklore Books

Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the NEH, the Humanities Open Book Project of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLSdigitizes notable out-of print books in the humanities and social sciences and makes them available openly online.  

The Project staff worked with three fields—African studies, folklore studies, and the history of technology— on this phase of the project, and the first thirteen releases include five folklore titles:

  • Brenda Beck, The Three Twins: The Telling of a South Indian Folk Epic
  • Regina Bendix, Progress and Nostalgia
  • Angus Gillespie, Folklorist of the Coal Fields: George Korson’s Life and Work
  • Tim Lloyd and Pat Mullen, Lake Erie Fishermen: Work, Identity, and Tradition
  • Susan Slyomovics, The Merchant of Art: An Egyptian Hilali Oral Epic Poet in Performance

For more information, and for download links to all thirteen titles, visit the ACLS Humanities E-Book.





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