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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.

Edited Book Lisa Gilman

UO Professor Lisa Gilman Publishes New Co-edited Volume

UNESCO on the Ground

Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage Edited by Michael Dylan Foster and Lisa Gilman Series: Encounters: Explorations in Folklore and Ethnomusicology

For nearly 70 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has played a crucial role in developing policies and recommendations for dealing with intangible cultural heritage. What has been the effect of such sweeping global policies on those actually affected by them? How connected is UNESCO with what is happening every day, on the ground, in local


Shamanism Ainu

Ritual Healing and Spiritual Experiences: An Evolutionary Approach to Shamanism

November 16, 2015 “Ritual Healing and Spiritual Experiences: An Evolutionary Approach to Shamanism.” Michael Winkelman, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University. 3:30 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: Folklore. Information: (541) 346-3946.


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Museum Collections Intern – Winter/Spring 2016 (Unpaid Internship)

The internship program at the Bowman Museum offers the opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit museum while working alongside experienced professionals. The Bowman Museum has an opening in the Collections Care Department for an unpaid internship. This internship is an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about museum collections care and management.

Selected candidates must complete internship application, successfully pass a criminal background check and reference checks, provide two references or letters of recommendation, and appear in a