Midwest Folklorists Retreat


The Midwest Folklorists Retreat is a biennial gathering of folklorists and like-minded colleagues in the Midwest. Some activities at recent gatherings include:

  • neighborhood  and cultural tours
  • professional development workshops
  • opportunities to sample local foodways
  • planning sessions for the region led by skilled facilitators
  • the chance to network and spend time with each other face to face

Steering Committee
Dr. Cristina Benedetti, Independent & Professional Affiliate, Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State University
Taylor Dooley Burden
Nic Hartman, Independent
Micah Ling, PhD Student, Indiana University
Dr. Cassie Patterson, Assistant Director, Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State University

Watch the digital story from our 2014 retreat in Chicago, Illinois.


Join us!

To join our listserv, MidwestFolk, click here and fill out your information. You can also join our Facebook group. If you are interested in being on the leadership council for this group, please be in touch with Cassie Patterson at patterson.493@osu.edu or Lisa Rathje at rathje.lisa@gmail.com.