Just Floating in the Air: The Dance of Rumor and Science in Ohio's Chemical Valley
Mary Hufford is former director of the Center for Folklore and Ethnography at the University of Pennsylvania and Folklife Specialist at the Library of Congress. She has published widely on folklore, cultural policy, and ecological crisis, including an edited volume, Conserving Culture: A New Discourse on Heritage. She has conducted extensive fieldwork on place, narrative, and the production of social imaginaries in southern New Jersey (Chaseworld: Foxhunting and Storytelling in New Jersey's Pine Barrens), central Appalachia (with a series of articles and websites on the impact of mountaintop removal mining), and most recently in Washington County, Ohio.
Following the talk, the Folklore Students Association is hosting a conversation with Dr. Hufford about community collaborations in fieldwork. Pizza will be served.