2008-2009 Calendar

Fall Quarter

September 26 (Friday) 10:30 am
FSA Kick-off Meeting
Dulles 344
FSA invites all interested students to come to their first meeting of the academic year. Meet others whose interests parallel your own and become engaged in the many and varied activities of this lively student group.
September 26 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for Folklore Studies Fall Welcome Lunch
Dulles 308
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.

October 1 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinner Lecture: Mbugua wa-Mungai
Mershon Center
October 3 (Friday) 10:30 am
FSA Kick-off Meeting
Dulles 308
Officers and Committee Members:
The officers and committee members for the 2008-09 academic year have not yet been selected. Please come to our selection meeting, 10:30 AM, Friday, October 3, in Dulles 308, where we will select officers, committee members and continue organizing the year. See you there!
October 22 (Wednesday) - October 25 (Saturday)
AFS Annual Meeting
Louisville, KY
Of special interest are pre-meeting workshops on digital preservation of field research, October 22. For more information, consult www.afsnet.org . and current, Executive Director, American Folklore Society.
October 31 (Friday)
Halloween Treats in CFS
Dulles 308

November 7 (Friday) 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Film Showing and Discussion: 'Madagascar, Music, and Devotion' by Ron Emoff
Smith 4012 (174 West 18th Avenue) - Anthropology Commons Room
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.
November 14 (Friday) 2:30 pm
Folklorist Juwen Zhang Presentation
Jennings Hall, Room 136, 1735 Neil Avenue
Juwen Zhang Associate Professor of Chinese, Department of Japanese and Chinese, Willamette University/Executive Vice President, Western States Folklore Society, will present "Folklore in the Movement of Nationalism and Neo-Nationalism in China." Presented by the Institute for Chinese Studies and the East Asian Studies Center.
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November 17 (Monday) 6:00 pm
Speaker and Buffet: Kelly Feltault
Denney 311
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November 19 (Wednesday) 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lecture: Ian Gregory Strachan
311 Denney Hall
"Audacious Bodies, Rebellious Spaces: Junkanoo, Ringplay, and the Politics of Folk Dance in The Bahamas"
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December 2 (Tuesday) 4:30 pm
Audrius Beinorius, 'Astral Semantics: On the Relation between Astrology and Medicine in Indian Religious Culture'
Page Hall, room 10
Audrius Beinorius is professor of Indian and Buddhist Studies and Head of the Center of Oriental Studies at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Presently he is a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Department of Religious Studies, Brown University.
December 8 (Monday) 4:00 pm
Centers Holiday Open House
Dulles 308

Winter Quarter

January 12 (Monday) 4:30 pm
Music Series: Pat Mullen
Sci & Eng Library 070-090
"They All Go Native On a Saturday Night:" Race and American Vernacular Music, 1947-1957.
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January 30 (Friday) 12:00 pm
Friday Lunch
Dulles 308

February 6 (Friday) 2:30 pm
Francis L. Utley Lecture: John D. Niles
Sci & Eng Lib 090
February 20 (Friday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Erika Bourguignon Symposium
Mershon Center
February 27 (Friday) 12:00 pm
Friday Lunch
Dulles 308

March 6 (Friday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop: The Form of Value in Globalized Traditions
Knight House
March 13 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Brown-bag Lunch Discussion on Participatory Theater, Storytelling, and Social action
311 Denney Hall
March 13 (Friday) 12:00 pm
Friday Lunch
Dulles 308
March 13 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Robbie McCauley Performance: SUGAR
Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center, 905 Mount Vernon Avenue
March 27 (Friday) - March 28 (Saturday)
Annual Joint Student Conference: 'Public/Private'
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
March 31 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Memory and Identity on the Greek-Bulgarian Border
Dulles 308
Brown Bag Lunch with Evangelos Avdikos, University of Thessaly, Greece

Spring Quarter

April 2 (Thursday) 5:30 pm
African American Quilting Traditions: Pat Turner/Carolyn Mazloomi
Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town Street (in the former Lazarus Building)
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April 4 (Saturday)
Dinner with AFS Board
April 6 (Monday) 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Carl Lindahl Presentation and Conversation : 'Origin as Essence in American Discourses of the Folk'
Denney 311
Presentation: 9:30-11:18 am, Denney 311
Brownbag Conversation: 11:30-1:00, Denney 311
April 21 (Tuesday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Lecture: Mary Hufford
Mershon Center
April 24 (Friday) 12:00 pm
Friday Lunch
Dulles 308

May 1 (Friday) - May 2 (Saturday)
The Race in Culture: Ethnology & Empire
Mershon Center
May 9 (Saturday) 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Second Annual Fieldwork Workshop: Researcher-community relationships: Experience and Ethical Practice
Jennings 150
This workshop is designed for students and faculty across disciplines who plan to engage in or are conducting fieldwork-based research. The goals of the workshop are (i) to explore and exchange ideas about practical issues of doing fieldwork, and (ii) to continue building a community of fieldworkers on the OSU campus. The topics of this year's workshop are (i) making and sustaining contacts in the field, (ii) fieldwork in different kinds of communities, and (iii) the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
May 11 (Monday) 4:30 pm
'Twang: Striking the Southern Note'
Sci & Eng Library 070-090
Music Series: Robert Cantwell

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