2005-2006 Calendar


Fall Quarter

October 4
Traditional Ballad Performance
Hank Arbaugh
October 18-22
American Folklore Society Meetings
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Milwaukee Wisconsin

Winter Quarter

January 9 (Monday)
English Department, Folklore Candidate, Job Talk
3:30 pm, Denney 311
January 11 (Wednesday)
English Department, Folklore Candidate, Job Talk
3:30 pm, Denney 311
January 27 (Friday)
Professionalization workshop #4. Research Design for Theses and Dissertations.
Katherine Borland, Department of Comparative Studies, Newark, and Sabra Webber, Department of Comparative Studies, Columbus.
10:00 am-12:00 noon, Dulles 308
Final Fridays Lunch
12:00-1:30 pm, Dulles 308
February 8 (Wednesday)
Folklore Dinner/Lecture. Eric Shepherd, Lecturer, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
"From Performing Monkey to Shandong Fast Tale Performer." Attendance is limited. To reserve a space, RSVP to Yan.49@osu.edu.
5:30-8:00 pm, Mershon Center 120 (1501 Neil Avenue)
February 17 (Friday)
American Folklore Society Executive Director, Tim Lloyd, will speak on writing proposals for submission to the 2006 AFS Annual Meeting program committee.
The meeting is scheduled to be held in Milwaukee, WI, October 18-22. AFS annual meeting proposals are due March 31 and may be electronically submitted. This luncheon workshop is worthwhile for anyone planning to present at AFS or for anyone interested in submitting proposals for other professional meetings. Lunch will be provided.
Noon-1:30 pm, Dulles 308
February 24 (Friday)
Professionalization workshop #5. Grant Hunting and Gathering.
Dr. Timothy Lloyd, Director, American Folklore Society; Barbara Lloyd, Associate Director, Center for Folklore Studies.
10:00 am-12:00 noon, Dulles 250
Final Fridays Lunch
12:00-1:30 pm, Dulles 308

Spring Quarter

March 31 (Friday)
DEADLINE for submitting proposals for American Folklore Society Annual Meeting 2006.
AFS's 2006 annual meeting will be held October 18-22 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For information about the meeting and its theme of "Homelands and Diasporas" (on which presentations are encouraged but not required), and on the types of and rules for submitting meeting proposals of all kinds, please go to www.afsnet.org/annualmeet/index.cfm
Professionalization workshop #6. Introduction to Publishing. Judith McCulloh from the University of Illinois Press will present this special workshop.
10:00 am-12:00 noon, Dulles 250
Final Fridays Lunch
10:00 am-12:00 noon + lunch, Dulles 308, Center for Folklore Studies, 308 Dulles Hall
The topic of the workshop will be "Introduction to Publishing," presented by Dr. Judith McCulloh, Assistant Director, University of Illinois Press. As usual, following the workshop, there will be a Final Fridays lunch.

April 11 (Tuesday)
Folklore Dinner/Lecture. Anne Bower, Associate Professor, Department of English, Marion Campus
6:30-8:30 pm
Mershon Center 120, 1501 Neil Avenue
Anne Bower, Associate Professor in the Department of English at the Marion Campus, will give a talk entitled "Exploring Food and Culture: Cookbooks, Thin Ice, Movies, and Cultural Identity." Bower will consider the interdisciplinary nature of working with food and culture, as discovered with her work with community cookbooks, films, and material culture.
April 28 (Friday)
Professionalization workshop #7. Topic, Ethnographic Archiving and the Work of the American Folklife Center
Michael Taft, Head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and David Taylor, Head of the Folklife Projects and Programsat the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress speak on archives, the Folklife Center, and working for the federal government.
10:00 am-12:00 noon, Dulles 308
Final Fridays Lunch
12:00-1:30 pm, Dulles 308
May 1 (Monday)
Ethnomusicology and Folklore: A Conversation on Disciplinary Situations with Ruth Stone and Bill Ivey
Ruth Stone is Laura Boulton Professor of Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Bill Ivey, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, 1998-2001, is currently Director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University, and President, The American Folklore Society.
Lunch will be provided to students and faculty who RSVP before April 10 to Daniel at avorgbedor.1@osu.edu
12:00 noon-1:30 pm, Room 110, The Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Avenue
Mullen Prize Submissions Deadline, 2:00 pm, Dulles 308
May 11 (Thursday)
Come enjoy informal chat and coffee with folklorist Roger Abrahams.
Folklore Center, Dulles 308, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
May 12 (Friday)
Colonization and Narrative Migrations: Legends of Occupation from the Mediterranean to the Americas Spring Colloquium of the Center for Folklore Studies
9:00 am-4:00 pm, George Wells Knight House, 104 East 15th Avenue
May 19-20 (Friday-Saturday)
Folklore Student Association, Mershon Center
This event combines the undergraduate symposium, the graduate symposium, and the Folklore Center's Spring Barbecue.
May 26 (Friday)
Professionalization workshop #8. Topic: The Job Search.
Dorothy Noyes, Director of the Center for Folklore Studies and Brent Bjorkman, Associate Director of the American Folklore Society, discuss job search strategies for academic and public folklorists.
10:00 am-12:00 noon, Dulles 250
Final Fridays Lunch
12:00-1:30 pm, Dulles 308

Summer Quarter

June 19-23 (Tentative)
Arab American Family Immigration Sagas: Teachers Institutes in the Humanities
Contact: Sabra Webber, webber.1@osu.edu.