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Here are academic organizations in which I am integrally involved and invite you to get on board.

For information on Penn State Harrisburg’s Program (BA, MA, Ph.D.) in American Studies, click here

For the Society of Americanists, click here.

For the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, headquartered in the Netherlands, click here

For the Society for Folklife Studies, headquartered in Great Britain, click here. (I serve on its editorial board)

For the American Folklore Society, headquartered at Indiana University, click here. (see pages there for “history and folklore” and “Jewish folklore and ethnology” sections I chair)

For the Western States Folklore Society, click here. (delivered Archer Taylor Memorial Lecture in 2009 and served as president, 2011-2012)

For the Pennsylvania Historical Association, click here. (organized the 2012 meeting in Harrisburg).

For the Pennsylvania German Society, click here. (editor of publications, 2000-2009)

For the Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes, click here. (founding editor of the journal Material Culture)

For the Vernacular Architecture Forum, click here.

For the Association for Jewish Studies, click here.

At conference on “Vernacular Architecture in the 21st Century” at Oxford, England, honoring Paul Oliver (on left). I am seated third from the left.


Attendees of the 5th Wroclaw International Conference on Jewish Studies at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. The photo at the top is also from the conference: it was taken inside the magnificent Oratorium Marianum Hall at Wroclaw University dating to the 18th century (Ruth Ellen Gruber is speaking).