Looking Back, Thinking Forward
The Folklore Student Association (FSA) at the Ohio State University, in collaboration with the Department of Folklore & Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, will be hosting the 13th Annual IU/OSU Conference with the title of 20/20 (Re)Vision: Looking Back, Thinking Forward. The conference invites participants to foreground alternative, decolonial, and under-acknowledged perspectives that engage critically with disciplinary origins across folklore and ethnomusicology graduate student scholarship. Specifically, we welcome perspectives that are interdisciplinary in nature and prompt critical discussion and reflection to capture emergent applied and academic trajectories. We encourage those presenting to engage with questions about their own citational practices (both formal and informal) and the kinds of histories we are invoking, and what kind of futures those open up. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Rachel V. González-Martin of the University of Texas-Austin.
The conference will also be sponsoring a forum at the conference: (re)folk-us where we’ll spend time envisioning what we want for the future of the IU/OSU conference as well as our fields themselves. We encourage interdisciplinary conversations about how to build stronger solidarity networks among scholars, activists, community organizations, artists, and other actors in this pivotal societal moment.
*This conference is FREE and OPEN to the public.*