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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

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Food Studies Event February 2016

Food Talks: Culinary Tourism and the Contradictions of Sustainability

Join us for a conversation with Lucy Long, author of author of Culinary Tourism (2004), The Food & Folklore Reader (2015), and Ethnic American Food Today: A Cultural Encyclopedia (2015). Culinary tourism usually emphasizes travel to taste exotic or gourmet food, food that is memorable and unique to a specific place. This emphasis creates issues surrounding the selection of dishes those places then offer to tourists, not only around the accuracy with which a dish may represent a place, but also the ways in which those selections may challenge the balancing of the four pillars of

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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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