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Digital ICH Observatory Newsletter 3 E. Mee Digital ICH issue 6, January 2020 is out: see
by A. Sanchez
Thursday, January 16, 2020
PREEEF Folklore Expeditions/Internships: Call for Student Participants 0 J. Rouhier-Willoughby Fieldwork Opportunities in Slavic, Folklore, Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology Scholarship and Internship Deadline Approaching Students and scholars in Slavic studies, folklore, ethnomusicology and cultural anthropology have until January 31, 2020 to apply for scholarships and internships for PREEEF programs in Russia, Siberia and Kazakhstan. The scholarship amount of $2000 supports participation in a folklore-collecting expedition led by a qualified Russian or Kazakh scholar. These expeditions are opportunities to establish international scholarly ties, improve language skills, and learn fieldwork techniques while conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, serving as audiences and processing collected field materials.  Expedition teams are immersed in local customs, language and food. Fluency in the local language is helpful, but not required. The unpaid internship offers inexpensive housing in Moscow in exchange for 4-6 weeks with the Gorky Institute of World Literature, editing rough English translations of articles by Institute scholars. Interns acquire practical experience in scholarly publishing and receive guidance from IMLI staff for any personal research they wish to carry out in Moscow. Internships are offered only to PREEEF folklore expedition participants. Participation in expeditions is also open to volunteers.  Volunteers pay a fee which covers their accommodations, food and transportation during the expedition, plus a share of the team expenses.  Upcoming Folklore Expeditions: The Funeral of Stroma (rain-making ritual).  Nizhnii-Novgorod oblast. June 8-20           Dr. Yelena Minyonok, Gorky Institute of World Literature Okunevo – place of power (new-age spirituality in a traditional village).  Omsk oblast. July 1-10           Dr. Tatiana Saveljeva, Chelyabinsk State University  Legends, songs and holy springs (Russian folklore).  Altai Republic. July 10-23          Dr. Alevtina Tsvetkova,  Pavlodar State University (Kazakhstan) Where cultures meet  (Russian and Altain folklore).   Altai Republic. July 1-12           Dr. Yelena Minyonok, Gorky Institute of World Literature Manpupuner – Mountain of Idols (ancient site, contemporary beliefs), Sverdlovsk oblast. August 1-8         Dr. Tatiana Saveljeva, Chelyabinsk State University  Russian Old Believer folklore, Honey Savior festival.  East Kazakhstan. August 9-19       Dr. Alevtina Tsvetkova,  Pavlodar State University (Kazakhstan) Settling Siberia - folklore of Ukrainian and Belarusian settlers of Siberia.  Irkutsk oblast. Aug 21–Sep 4     Dr. Yelena Minyonok, Gorky Institute of World Literature Details:   All expeditions sponsored by Partnership for Russian, Eurasian and East European Folklore (PREEEF), formerly known as American Friends of Russian Folklore (AFRF) AFRF/PREEEF is an American 501(c)(3) organization now in its twelfth year supporting research in rural Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
by J. Rouhier-Willoughby
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Local Learning: Folk Arts and Education 2 E. Mee Local Learning Fourth Quarter Bullentin- December 11, 2019 is now available, featuring 2019 Year in Review (Annual Report), Journal of Folklore and Education News, Local Learning at AFS, and much more. See bulletin here. 
by A. Sanchez
Thursday, December 12, 2019
The World Storytelling Institute 1 A. Sanchez The World Storytelling Institute's Nov/Dec 2019 Newsletter is out: see 
by A. Sanchez
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Local Learning: Journal of Folklore and Education 1 A. Sanchez Volume 6 (2019): The Art of the Interview includes: Of Art and the Interview: Woven Performance; The Artful Interview in Documentary Production; City Lore Interviewing Guide; Classroom Connection: Creating Art from Interviews; Filming Deaf stories: Interviews in American Sign Language; “It’s About the Stories that People Are Willing to Tell You”: An Interview with Guha Shankar; Teaching Young Students to Interview: When Family and Community Knowledge Informs Culturally Responsive Teaching; and much more  
by A. Sanchez
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Peacebuilding and the Arts Now 0 E. Mee Peacebuilding and the Arts Now is an online newsletter from the Peacebuilding and the Arts, a program of the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis. Click here to receive the newsletter.
by E. Mee
Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Source: MLA Style 0 E. Mee An e-mail newsletter all about MLA style, archived in the MLA Style Center. Subscribe at the bottom of the archive page at MLA News Digest December 2018 Election Results, MLA Grant Winners, and More! MLA News Digest November 2018 Profession, MLA Elections, and more.
by E. Mee
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
NEXO: Newsletter of the Julian Samora Research Institute 0 E. Mee Established in 1989, JSRI is the premier Latino research institute in the Midwest with a history of research on Latino communities, farmworkers and their families, farmers, and youth. It is highly regarded in Latino communities in Michigan and across the region and the country. Its mission is the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest and across the nation, with emphases on health disparities, entrepreneurship, and service delivery system gaps.  To read NEXO, the official newsletter of the Julian Samora Research Institute, visit JSRI's website. Fall 2018, Volume XXII No. 1 This newsletter features an informational article on música tejana in Michigan, based on Laurie Sommers' past research for the Michigan State University Museum/Michigan Traditional Arts Program, and Richard Cruz Davila's new work with JSRI at MSU. 
by E. Mee
Monday, November 5, 2018

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