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Event tickets or registrations must be purchased before September 15, unless otherwise noted. Ticket and registration fees are nonrefundable after September 15.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

8:30—11:45

Workshop: Personal Archive Collection Management for Folklorists
Sponsored by the Archives and Libraries Section

Aimed at the folklorist managing a personally collected set of archival materials, this workshop is also relevant to archivists caring for collections assembled by others or to anyone interested in archival topics. The workshop will cover the development, creation, organization, and deposit of personal collections of archival materials.

8:30 am—1:00 pm

Miccosukee Everglades Culture Tour

A combination coach/airboat tour exploring the history and culture of the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes of Florida and the early settlers known as "Gladesmen,” along with environmental issues impacting the Everglades. Organized and administered by the local planning committee and HistoryMiami Museum.

Miami’s Multicultural Neighborhoods Coach Tour

A fascinating combination walking/coach tour featuring light food tasting and exploration of the cultural traditions of three unique Miami neighborhoods: Little Havana – the historic heart of Miami’s Cuban community; Wynwood – a warehouse district and immigrant neighborhood, formerly known as "Little San Juan,” that has become a world-renown outdoor street art gallery; and Little Haiti – the center of Haitian Miami where you will meet local mural artist Serge Toussaint and enjoy Haitian fare. Organized and administered by the local planning committee and HistoryMiami Museum.

12:30—4:30

Workshop: Experiments in Exhibition: Moving Beyond (Dis)ability Accomodation with Universal Design
Sponsored by HistoryMiami Museum and the AFS Folklore and Museum Policy and Practice Working Group

This year's workshop explores the philosophy, principles, and techniques of Universal Design to ask how folklorists can move beyond "compliance" or "accommodation" in exhibition and public program development toward true inclusiveness, regardless of one's (dis)ability, age, or background.

12:30—4:15

Workshop: Text Mining for Folklorists

This workshop is designed to introduce folklorists to the larger landscape of text mining. Starting with semantic searching, using word-trend-over-time online tools like the Google N-gram viewer or HathiTrust's Bookworm, we will explore what can be done using broadly defined collections of texts as well as how to begin to curate a collection of one’s own.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

8:00 pm -- 9:30 pm

Dan Crowley Memorial Concert: An Evening of Caribbean Storytelling
Sponsored by the AFS Storytelling Section

Please join us for the 2016 Dan Crowley Memorial Concert, highlighting the stories and rhythms of Haiti and Cuba to reflect the immensely enriching influences of these cultures on the textures of life in South Florida.

Tickets may be purchased at the registration desk in Miami, or online through noon, October 22, but online purchasers must show a ticket or proof of purchase at the door. Tickets will be mailed to online purchasers by October 10; after that date, online purchasers must print the digital ticket sent during the automatic purchase confirmation process.


Friday, October 22, 2016

8:00--9:15 pm

Puro Corazón: Music and Dance of the Old Bishopric of Puebla
Sponsored by the AFS Chican@ Section and the Folklore Latino, Latinoamericano, y Caribeño Section

This didactic concert will feature the performances of five artists and scholars in dance, music, and poetry in diverse genres and styles used today in the communities that constitute the old Bishopric territory of Puebla. Attendees are invited to stay after the concert to take part in a dance workshop, "Introduction to the Sones de Tarima of Tixtla, Guerrero."

Tickets may be purchased at the registration desk in Miami, or online through noon, October 22, but online purchasers must show a ticket or proof of purchase at the door. Tickets will be mailed to online purchasers by October 10; after that date, online purchasers must print the digital ticket sent during the automatic purchase confirmation process.

The concert will be followed immediately by the Puro Corazón: Fandango Music and Dance Workshop, which is free of charge.

9:30–10:30 pm

Puro Corazón: Fandango Music and Dance Workshop
Sponsored by the AFS Chican@ Section, the AFS Dance and Movement Analysis Section, and the AFS Folklore Latino, Latinoamericano, y Caribeño Section

Maestra Lourdes Santiago-Cambray (National School of Folkloric Dance, Mexico City), leader

Come or stay after the Puro Corazón concert to learn a traditional fandango dance from Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico. In addition to the dance steps, participants will learn the history and context of the art form as well as the music associated with it. After the workshop, there will be open dancing.

For 15 years, Santiago-Cambray has taught Techniques of Folkloric Dance for the National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance at the National Center for the Arts, and has served as Director of the National School of Folkloric Dance of the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City since 2008.



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