2007-2008 Calendar

Fall Quarter

September 27 (Thursday)
Center for Folklore Studies Fall Welcome Reception, 4:30-6:30 PM, Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Avenue
The Center invites all interested students and faculty to come get reacquainted and learn more about what's up-and-coming for the 2007-2008 academic year.
September 28 (Friday)
Information session, 10:30-12:00, Dulles 250, for grad students new to folklore studies: Dorry Noyes, Barbara Lloyd, and Timothy Lloyd, Executive Director, American Folklore Society.

October 3 (Wednesday)
From 4:00-5:30, in Dulles 308, Silke Meyer, University of Münster, will speak on "Instant Credit and Consumer Practice in Contemporary Germany." Dr. Silke Meyer is currently a Fulbright scholar with the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.
October 17-21 (Wednesday-Sunday)
2007 American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Quebec.
Of special interest are pre-meeting workshops on field work and field recordings. October 18. For more information, consult www.afsnet.org.
October 25-27
OSU's Project Narrative is holding an important symposium, Multicultural
Narratives and Narrative Theory, at the Blackwell Hotel Conference Center. See http://projectnarrative.osu.edu/. Among the wellknown speakers from ethnic and narrative studies is folklorist Maria Herrera-Sobek. [CANCELLED]
October 25-28 (Thursday-Sunday)
The Society for Ethnomusicology 51st Annual Conference, held in
the Hyatt on Capital Square in downtown Columbus from October 25th-28th,
focuses this year on Music, War, and Reconciliation. Among the folklorists
in attendance will be Judy McCulloh, Carol Silverman, Jason B. Jackson,
Deborah Kapchan, Alan Burdette, Lucy Long, Doris Dyen, Michael Taft, Cathy Kerst; OSU's own Tim Lloyd, Chan Park, and Daniel Avorgbedor. On Wednesday, October 24, a preconference symposium will be held on new directions in ethnomusicology. For information, see http://www.indiana.edu/~semhome/2007/index.shtml
October 27 (Saturday)
Maria Herrera-Sobek, Luis Leal Chair of Chicano Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara and author of many studies of Mexican and Chicano folklore, including The Bracero Experience: Elite Lore versus Folklore, Northward Bound: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Ballad and Song, and The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist Analysis will speak at the Project Narrative symposium on "Violent Constructions of Subjectivity: The Narrative Voice of the Subaltern in the Mexican Narcocorrido" on Saturday at 1:40 PM. [CANCELLED]
AFS president Bill Ivey presents the Charles Seeger Lecture to the ethnomusicologists, from 4:15 to 5:30 PM. Ivey is President of the American Folklore Society, former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, and current Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University. His new book, Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights, will be published by the University of California Press in 2008.
October 26-27 (Friday-Saturday)
The Center for Slavic and East European Studies is sponsoring an international conference on Women and War on October 26th and 27th, to be held at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Speakers
address issues of memory and representation in the Balkan wars of the 1990s and the current struggles in Chechnya and Afghanistan. See http://slaviccenter.osu.edu/WIW/schedule.html

November 6 (Tuesday)
From 4:00-6:00 PM, in Denney 311, Haya Bar-Itzhak, University of Haifa, will speak on "Settlement, Trees, and Ideology in Kibbutz Local Legends."
This event is co-sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and Project Narrative. Haya Bar-Itzhak is chair of the folklore division of the Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of Haifa, where she also serves as academic head of the Israel Folktale Archives. She has conducted ethnographic research on Jewish traditions from Poland, Morocco, and Israel. Her most recent book is Israeli Folk Narratives: Settlement, Immigration, Ethnicity (Wayne State, 2005). This year she is a Fulbright Scholar at Penn State University Harrisburg. A reception will follow the lecture.
November 15 (Thursday)
Amy Shuman will lecture at the Columbus Museum of Art, 7:00 PM.
Abstracts due for Urban Party Mix.
November 30 (Friday)
Archives dedication and holiday party, 3:30-5:30 PM, in the new Folklore Archives, located in Ohio Stadium, room 218.
The dedication includes a guest lecture by Medievalist David Whitford, speaking on George Beste's treatment of the curse of Ham and its folktale sources--the point in Whitford's research at which he found out his interests overlapped those of Francis Utley.

Winter Quarter

January 25 (Friday)
Professionalization Workshop, 10:30 AM, Dulles 250
Join us for a discussion with Kathy Webb, Folklore Subject Specialist for the University Libraries.
Final Fridays Lunch, noon-1:30 PM, Dulles 308

February 7 (Thursday)
Dinner Lecture: Bill Ellis, "Legend and the Occult," 5:30-8:00 PM, The Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Avenue
February 21-23 (Thursday-Saturday)
Spring Colloquium: Urban Party Mix: Performing the Americas in the Metropole, Drake Union. This colloquium is organized by the Center for Folklore Studies and the Department of Theatre with support from the Office of International Affairs, the departments of Dance and Spanish and Portuguese, and the Lusophone Globalicities Working Group.
February 29 (Friday)
Professionalization Workshop: 10:30 AM, Dulles 250
Grant Hunting and Writing, Dorry Noyes and Sarah Starr, Office of Research.
Final Fridays Lunch, noon-1:30 PM, Dulles 308

March 15 (Saturday)
Submissions due for FSA Conference
March 29 (Friday)
Professionalization Workshop, 10:30 AM, Dulles 250
Conference presentations and AFS abstract workshop, Mabel Agozzino, Associate Director, American Folklore Society
Final Fridays Lunch, 12:00-1:30 PM, Dulles 308
March 31 (Sunday)
2008 AFS Annual Meeting proposals due

Spring Quarter

April 4 (Friday)
Lecture: Richard Bauman, 4:00 PM, Mershon Center
April 15 (Tuesday)
Dinner Lecture: Sabina Magliocco, A showing and discussion of the film Oss Tales (2007), 5:30 - 8:00 PM, The Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Avenue.
April 16 (Wednesday)
Lecture: Sabina Magliocco, 4:30 PM, Science and Engineering Library 090
April TBA
Human subjects review. Dorry Noyes. (This workshop will be timed to conincide with English 770.02, but others not in the class will be welcome.)
April 25 (Friday)
Professionalization Workshop, 10:30 AM, Dulles 250
Come join us for a discussion on publishing with Judy McCulloh, folklorist and former editor at University of Illinois Press.
Final Fridays Lunch, noon-1:30 PM, Dulles 308

May 1 (Thursday)
Mullen Prize Submissions Deadline, 2:00 PM, Dulles 308
May 2-4 (Friday-Sunday)
Qualia Festival of Gay Folklife, time/place TBA. This annual conference and festival features academic panels, films screenings, and a wide range of events. Folklorists confirmed for 2008 include, Diane Goldstein, Polly Stewart, Joe Goodwin. For more information: www.qualiaweekend.com/index.htm
May 8 (Thursday)
Brown Bag talk and storytelling: Kurdish traditional Narrative, Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler, 12:00-1:30 PM, Dulles 308
Lecture: "Voices of African Storytellers: the Hie People of Uganda, the Turkana People of Kenya," Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler, 4:00-5:30 PM, Denney 311
May 15 (Thursday)
Professionalization Workshop, time/place TBA, folklorist and former alum Alan Govenar talks on folklore careers in independent nonprofit organizations.
May 16-17 (Friday-Saturday)
Folklore Student Association Conference, Denney Hall 311, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. This event combines the undergraduate symposium and the graduate symposium, and the Folklore Center's Spring Barbecue.
May 17 (Saturday)
Folklore Spring Barbecue, time/place TBA

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