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The Folklore Program at the University of Oregon is one of a few major centers of folkloristic research in the United States. With more than thirty participating faculty, our program provides an interdisciplinary approach to a Masters Degree, allowing students to create a focused course of study in their areas of interest.

James Revell Carr

James Revell Carr Wins Alan Merriam Prize in Ethnomusicology

Folklore Program alumnus Dr. James Revell Carr has been awarded the 2015 Alan Merriam Prize honoring the most distinguished English language monograph on the field of Ethnomusicology.  Dr. Carr graduated from the Folklore Program at the University of Oregon with a Master’s Degree, attained his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at UC Santa Barbara, and is presently an Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He teaches courses in American vernacular music and non-Western music cultures, and he directs the UNCG Old Time Ensemble. Carr’s


John Fenn

Campus Invited to Help Build “People’s State of the Union”

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KEZI Story People’s State of the Union with John Fenn

The University of Oregon community is invited to participate in a national “story circle” to create a “People’s State of the Union” as part of an effort to collect stories from citizens for the next president of the United States.

The event will be held Friday, Jan. 29, from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Many Nations Longhouse. It will be facilitated by John Fenn, associate professor in the UO arts administration program and a newly appointed cultural agent for the U.S. Department


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The Fieldworker’s Toolkit: A Workshop Series

Day and Time: Saturday, Feb 6, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Knight Library 122 (Collaboration Center)

Presenter/Instructor: John Fenn

CRN: OFN2 Credit: Non-Credit Fee: $50 Registration Deadline: 02/02/2016

In this workshop, participants will explore a range of tools, technologies, and methods that are involved in creating visual documentation of cultural practices and products (such as material objects or performances). Curricular materials will include an introduction to important terminology and concepts in digital photography, an orientation to devices useful in field-based image


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