A Conversation with Dr. John Fenn

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John Fenn podcasting from his home
October 26, 2020
1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Zoom

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Add to Calendar 2020-10-26 13:00:00 2020-10-26 14:30:00 A Conversation with Dr. John Fenn Dr. John Fenn Head of Research and Programs at the American Folklife Center Dr. John Fenn will discuss his career trajectory from the academic to public sector, focusing especially on the skills he acquired to pursue public folklore. Along with others at the Library of Congress, Dr. Fenn contributes to the Folklife Today blog and podcast.  Register in advance for this meeting: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-yvqj4qH9fLJDyRx4PaL5A9HTsv6_HT  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Dr. John Fenn is the Head of Research and Programs at the American Folklife Center, a position that entails leading a team of staff involved in public programming, publications, research, and training in the field of folklife. His academic background is in folklore and ethnomusicology, and he holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University (2004). Prior to taking his position at the Library of Congress, John was an Associate Professor in the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon. He was also a core faculty member in the Folklore Program, and served on the Executive Advisory Committee for the Oregon Folklife Network, which has its administrative offices at the University of Oregon. While a graduate student, John worked for the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival as Assistant Festival Producer and was heavily involved in programming at WFHB, Bloomington's community radio station. He has conducted fieldwork on expressive culture in Malawi (Southeast Africa), China, Indiana, and Oregon—exploring a wide range of practices, traditions, and communities. Throughout his career he has merged training in folklore and ethnomusicology with a commitment to documentation, public presentation, stewardship, and interpretation of cultural forms and expressions. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Cassie Patterson at Patterson.493@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. Photo: Dr. Fenn podcasting Folklife Today from his home studio. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress website. Zoom Center for Folklore Studies patterson.493@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Dr. John Fenn
Head of Research and Programs at the American Folklife Center

Dr. John Fenn will discuss his career trajectory from the academic to public sector, focusing especially on the skills he acquired to pursue public folklore. Along with others at the Library of Congress, Dr. Fenn contributes to the Folklife Today blog and podcast

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-yvqj4qH9fLJDyRx4PaL5A9HTsv6_HT 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Dr. John Fenn is the Head of Research and Programs at the American Folklife Center, a position that entails leading a team of staff involved in public programming, publications, research, and training in the field of folklife. His academic background is in folklore and ethnomusicology, and he holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University (2004). Prior to taking his position at the Library of Congress, John was an Associate Professor in the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon. He was also a core faculty member in the Folklore Program, and served on the Executive Advisory Committee for the Oregon Folklife Network, which has its administrative offices at the University of Oregon. While a graduate student, John worked for the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival as Assistant Festival Producer and was heavily involved in programming at WFHB, Bloomington's community radio station. He has conducted fieldwork on expressive culture in Malawi (Southeast Africa), China, Indiana, and Oregon—exploring a wide range of practices, traditions, and communities. Throughout his career he has merged training in folklore and ethnomusicology with a commitment to documentation, public presentation, stewardship, and interpretation of cultural forms and expressions.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Cassie Patterson at Patterson.493@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Photo: Dr. Fenn podcasting Folklife Today from his home studio. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress website.