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November 13, 2019

FLR 4/510 Craft Clothing Culture – Winter 2020

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This exciting class offers a unique opportunity to experience how Native American regalia makers and storytellers, as well as Romanian traditional woodcarvers, rug weavers, clothing makers, and singers sustain and transmit their cultural heritage through their cultural traditions. No previous knowledge of Native American or Romanian traditions is needed.

Course meets virtually with Romanian students one per month at 8am, in addition to regular class times.

To potential students, please note that this class meets elective requirements for Anthropology the new Media and Culture Certificate. Reading load will be relative light, lots of videos to watch, and you get to post on social media for credit!!!

Questions–ask Riki Saltzman, riki@uoregon.edu

 

May 31, 2019

Folklore and Public Culture Fall 2019 Courses

Need Fall Term Courses?

https://folklore.uoregon.edu/welcome/class_schedule/

Folklore and Public Culture Program

PLC 118 – 541-346-1505

May 8, 2019

Folklorist Michael Dylan Foster at the UO on May 17

The Folklore and Public Culture Program and the Folklore Student Association are excited to welcome Michael Dylan Foster to the University of Oregon to talk about the concept of the folkloresque.

Please join us on Friday May 17th from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm in HEDCO 146 for a round table discussion on the utility of the folkloresque for addressing folklore themes as they appear in film, media, and popular culture. The event will begin with an introduction to the folkloresque by Dr. Foster, followed by a discussion of related student work and opportunities for general engagement. Refreshments will be provided.

Students and faculty from across related disciplines are enthusiastically invited to attend!

If you have any questions please email Brandon Schmidt at bschmid4@uoregon.edu.

 

February 27, 2019

Golems in Wartime – Presented by Maya Barzilai

Thursday, 6PM

March 7th

Knight Library

Browsing Room

Presented by Maya Barzilai:

https://lsa.umich.edu/middleeast/people/faculty/brmaya.html

February 8, 2019

Medieval Bread: Making and Meaning

FRIDAY, 2/22 FROM 11:45AM-1:00PM IN COLUMBIA HALL ROOM 249!
Join us for a free catered lunch and feel free to share this with your own networks.

Dr. Martha Bayless, Professor of English and Folklore, will be discussing the history of medieval bread as a cultural force – and how to make it!

Talk Description:
“Medieval Bread: Making and Meaning.”

The Early English Bread Project is a project dedicated to tracing the history of medieval bread as a cultural force. Bread determined settlement patterns, gave kings their power, and embodied Jesus every Sunday in church.

In a more domestic sphere, disapproving theologians charged that bread was central to women’s use of magic. Given all this, it is perhaps surprising that this simple, delicious bread is no longer to be found in modern kitchens, except perhaps in one unexpected form. This talk about the findings of the Early English Bread Project will outline the unexpected history of early bread — as well as how to make it. Medieval bread will be served, as well as a free lunch to those who RSVP via Facebook event.

The Early English Bread Project is at https://earlybread.wordpress.com/

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