Our faculty has identified a set of research themes that allow us to pool our expertise to achieve valuable results. We developed these themes through collaborative discussion aimed at defining concepts, identifying issues, assessing resources, and envisioning next steps. The reports shared here provide a glimpse into potential future directions for conversations among our faculty and students.
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John Fenn, Ph.D. 2004
Originally, in 1928, the Archive of American Folk-Song in the Music Division of the Library of Congress originally set out to record and preserve American folk music. Over time, its efforts progressed to include folklore, verbal arts, and oral history. The collections of the Archive became especially important to the public after World War II, during the folk music revival of the 1950s and ‘60s.
Patricia Hardwick, Ph.D. Folklore + Anthropology, 2009
Patricia Hardwick traveled to Indonesia to complete a ten-month Senior Scholar Research Fullbright. Patricia’s research in Indonesia aims to contextualize the role of contemporary cultural flows that continue to shape Indonesian Malay theatrical traditions and expressions of Indonesian Malay Identity in Riau Islands Province.
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