The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, recently announced an exciting program they are launching this summer. Starting at the end of May 2018, they will host their first two paid internships. Established through a generous gift from the late AFC staff member Peter Bartis (1949 – 2017), these will be an annual offering and selection is expected to be highly competitive. The positions will introduce interns to the research collections at the AFC and the Library; help develop critical skills related to documentation, archival practice, and cultural heritage research and programs; build knowledge about the fields of folklore, ethnomusicology and oral history; and offer mentorship opportunities with senior folklorists, ethnomusicologists, and library specialists.
The AFC encourages applications from students and community members alike, recognizing broad applicability for the development of professional experience in the domains of archival and programs-related work that their staff undertake every day. Applications are open now, and close on March 29, 2018 for this round. For more information, and to apply, visit the posting on USAjobs.gov (link below). Applicants need to follow the link directly, as the AFC Bartis Folklife Internship will not appear in public searches on USAjobs.gov:
The Folklore Student Association will meet in the Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore (PLC 453) Wednesday, March 7th at 6pm.
We will be watching folklorist Dr. Lynne McNeill’s TEDx Talk on Digital Folklore. This will be followed by informal presentations of related projects from UO Folklore & Public Culture students.
We will move to the Lorenzo West Graduate Lounge (PLC 461) afterward for discussion, planning, and PIZZA.
All are welcome, so bring a friend.
See you there!
The Folklore Student Association will hold its second meeting of the term Wednesday, February 21st at 6pm.
We will be screening a selection of short films from our own folklore archives, followed by discussion, planning, and pizza.
Screening begins at 6pm in the Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore (PLC 453). We will move to the Lorenzo West Graduate Lounge (PLC 461) afterward for refreshments and discussion.
All are welcome, so bring a friend!
Registration for Spring term will begin shortly. Undergrads are invited to a drop in advising session on Monday, February 19 in Lorenzo West Resource Room, 461 PLC between 3 and 5PM. We are very enthusiastic about the major and what it offers. We welcome new majors and minors!