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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.



Adrian Engstrom von Alten – Wayne Morse Scholar

Adrian Engstrom von Alten, who graduated in Spring 2015 with a degree in Folklore and Sociology, traveled to Nepal to teach for ten weeks for his Wayne Morse Scholars Program practicum.  You can read the article about his experience.

Click Here — Wayne Morse Article


Red Chamber Music Series

Red Chamber | UO World Music Series

Red Chamber | UO World Music Series

 Friday, October 23 at 7:30pm

Beall Concert Hall 961 East 18th Avenue, Eugene, OR

The UO’s World Music Series is pleased to present an exciting ensemble of masterful musicians bringing a new sound on ancient instruments to the Beall Concert Hall stage.

Red Chamber straddles traditional and contemporary, whether it be ancient Chinese string band music seldom heard in the west, bluegrass, or jazz fusion. These virtuosic performers set the stage on fire with hot licks, power and passion!

Red Chamber takes its inspiration from the traditional Chinese



Call for Book Proposals

The University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in cooperation with the American Folklore Society and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invite proposals to a workshop at the 2011 conference of the American Folklore Society for authors working on their first book. Up to six authors will be selected to participate in a full day of intensive activities devoted to critiquing and developing their individual projects  Projects selected for the workshop will be candidates for publication in the Presses’ new