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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.

Islamic Studies Initiative Lecture Series

Whither Seasons in our Fast Food Lives: Reflections on Islamic ritual memory and the season’s first fruits in Turkey

Thursday, May 24

McKenzie Hall, Room 125, 4 pm


Presented by Global Studies Institute and the Omar Alaskari Fund Cosponsored by Gaston, Food Studies and Folklore

Professor Turkoz examines blogs and hypertext dictionaries to unpack memories about seasonal Islamic food rituals. These accounts are scattered across a range of food blogs; they are posted as childhood memories or descriptions of prior generations by their offspring. Meanwhile, Islamic sites reproduce hadith


2018 UO Folklore Rogue Graduation Ceremony

The UO Folklore Program will celebrate its annual Rogue Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 16, from 2-5 PM at the Wayne Morse Family Farm, 595 Crest Drive. For directions go to All Folklore faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and friends of Folklore, are welcome to attend. This annual event combines tradition, humor, absurdity, and pride of accomplishment with community and libations.

For more information contact UO Folklore Program Secretary,Beth Magee at

Folklore Student Association Meeting

The Folklore Student Association will meet in the Lorenzo West Resource Room (PLC 461) Wednesday, May 30th at 6pm.

We will be discussing Japanese folklore and material culture.

The meeting will feature presentations by Folklore & Public Culture students:

Brandon Schmidt will talk about belief and practice as it emerges around the supernatural Yokai of Japanese folklore.

Sam Bilotta will then lead a discussion of localized traditional arts throughout Japan.

This will be followed by a celebration of the year’s accomplishments and preliminary planning for Fall 2018 initiatives.


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