View the preliminary program here. Register online by March 15, 2018 to attend!
If you would like more information or are interested in having an event added to the program, contact the Center staff at email@example.com.
Center Director Emeritus Simon Bronner was recently interviewed about his career and research at Penn State in the Europe-based Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics.
Read the full interview here: https://www.jef.ee/index.php/journal/article/view/275/pdf
Registration deadline: March 15, 2018.
The Pennsylvania Folklore Symposium (May 17-19, 2018 at Penn State Harrisburg) will bring together academic and public sector folklorists and students from across the state and region in order to highlight the achievements and issues in the field of folklore, and open a discussion on how to better collaborate and coordinate between institutions and with artists, participants, and creators.
Pennsylvania Folklore: Woven Together, a video documentary profiling textile artists in Pennsylvania, will air in the Harrisburg region on WITF on April 1, 2018 at 6pm. Center Director Emeritus Simon Bronner and PSH Folklore and Ethnography certificate student Samantha Moore both contributed to the project. For more information, visit: http://wpsu.psu.edu/…/programs/pennsylvania-folklore-woven…/
In this unprecedented study, leading scholars and emerging voices from around the world consider how race and ethnicity continue to shape our everyday lives, even as digital technology seems to promise a release from our “real” social identities.
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In the “Education Life” section of the NYT, PACF affiliated faculty member Russell Frank highlights his research on stories about drunken home-invasions at Penn State, recently published in Western Folklore. Read the NYT piece here.
PhD Candidate Semontee Mitra will present her work as part of the FLSWG Roundtable series on November 15, 2017 in the Church Hall seminar room (Rm 139). The talk will begin at noon. For more information, contact the chairs of the FLSWG.
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The Pennsylvania Folklore Symposium will bring together academic and public sector folklorists and students from across the state and region in order to highlight the achievements and issues in the field of folklore, and open a discussion on how to better collaborate and coordinate between institutions and with artists, participants, and creators.
Registration and program information will be released in the near future. Information about the meeting will be posted to the PA Folklore Symposium page.
Date: May 17-19, 2018.
Location: Penn State Harrisburg, 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057.
The American Studies program at Penn State Harrisburg invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Studies, with specializations in material culture and folklife, and ethnographic methods in the study of folklore. This position will commence in August of 2018. The American Studies program offers the BA, MA, and PhD degrees in American Studies, an integrated BA/MA program for academically superior students, and two graduate certificates in folklore and ethnography and in heritage and museum studies. In addition, the program manages two academic centers: the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies, and the Pennsylvania Center for Folklore. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in American Studies, folklore/folklife, history, or a related field is required. Desirable secondary fields include digital humanities, history, and transnational studies, with a strong preference for digital humanities experience. Teaching assignments may include core graduate and undergraduate courses in American Studies, as well as courses supporting the folklore and ethnography certificate. The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, and contact information for three references. Any supplemental materials the candidate would like to submit regarding teaching, including syllabi, teaching philosophy, and course evaluations should be mailed to: ATTN: Assistant Professor of American Studies Search Committee, Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities, W351 Olmsted Building, Middletown, PA 17057. Questions regarding the search can be emailed to Anthony Bak Buccitelli at firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/74998
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
For more information see the official posting at: https://psu.jobs/job/74998
Simon Bronner, the PACF’s founding director emeritus, published Pennsylvania Germans: An Interpretive Encyclopedia with Johns Hopkins University Press in the spring of 2017. This work was based, in part, on the research collections he worked to develop as Center director.
Read an interview with Bronner about this project here.