The American Folklife Center at Forty

The American Folklife Center at Forty

Collections, Collaborations & Connections Symposium: The American Folklife Center at Forty
September 12-13, 2016
Montpelier Room, 6th floor, Madison Building
Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Symposia/collections40/index.html

Collections, Collaborations & Connections Symposium: The American Folklife Center at Forty

September 12-13, 2016
Montpelier Room, 6th floor, Madison Building
Library of Congress

Schedule http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Symposia/collections40/schedule.html

Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or

Monday September 12


THE PEOPLE
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Symposia/collections40/bios.html

9:00-9:10 Welcome, Introduction, and General Information:
Betsy Peterson, American Folklife Center [biography]
Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center [biography]

9:10-9:20 Opening up the Archive: Challenges of Collecting, Managing, and Sharing Information in the 21st Century, Betsy Peterson, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

9:20-10:30 Panel 1: Preserving Folk Culture on the Web
Moderator: Nicole Saylor, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress [biography]
Bergis Jules, Rivera Library, University of California, Riverside [biography]
Andrea Kitta, Department of English, East Carolina University, Greenville [biography]
Montana Miller, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:10 AFC Collection Feature I: American Folklife Center Field Projects, Ann Hoog, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

11:10-12:30 Panel 2: American Folklife Center Field Projects
Moderator: Betsy Peterson, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

Lyntha Scott Eiler, documentary photojournalist, Athens, Ohio [biography]
Terry Eiler, documentary photojournalist, Ohio University, Athens [biography]
Carl Fleischhauer, Library of Congress [biography]
Mary Hufford, Virginia Tech [biography]
David Taylor, Library Services, Library of Congress [biography]

12:30-1:00 Talking Shop I: Accessing Online Oral Histories
Doug Boyd, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington [biography]

1:00-2:00 Lunch on your own

2:00 Welcome Back: Launch of the new edition of AFC’s Folklife and Fieldwork. Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

2:05-2:15 AFC Collection Feature II: Posting Pre-1950s Recordings Online
Nicole Saylor, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

2:15-3:15 Panel 3: The Occupational Folklife Project: Community Engagement and Collecting in the Digital Age
Moderator: Nancy Groce, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

Bob Bussel, University of Oregon, Eugene [biography]
Chris Mulé, Brooklyn Arts Council
Maida Owens, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Baton Rouge [biography]
Bobbie Sotin, Service Employees International, Local 503, North Bend, Oregon
Candacy Taylor, Taylor Made Culture, Los Angeles, California [biography]

3:15-3:45 Talking Shop II: Archivists Discuss Approaches to Large-Scale Collecting
Kevin Bradley, National Library of Australia, Canberra [biography]
Virginia Millington, StoryCorps, Brooklyn, New York [biography]

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-4:10 AFC Collection Feature III: The Sidney Robertson Cowell Collection, Catherine H. Kerst, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

4:10-5:10 Panel 4: Accessing the Stacks: Producers, Artists, Community Members, and the Archive’s Many Publics
Moderator: Todd Harvey, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

Gabriela Pérez Báez, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History [biography]
John Bishop, documentary filmmaker, Portland, Oregon [biography]
Lance Ledbetter, Dust-to-Digital, Atlanta, Georgia [biography]
Kelly Navies, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture [biography]

5:10-5:15 Closing Remarks: Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

5:15-6:30 Reception: Montpelier Room and Dining Room A

Tuesday September 13

9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introduction: Betsy Peterson, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

9:10-9:20 AFC Collection Feature IV: AFC’s Native American Collections, Judith Gray, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

9:20-10:45 Panel 5: The Past, Present, and Future(s) of Native American Cultural Heritage: A Conversation about Sharing, Returning, and Collaboration
Moderator: Guha Shankar, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Jane Anderson, Anthropology and Museum Studies, New York University [biography]
James Francis, Penobscot Nation, Old Town, Maine [biography]
Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Tribe, Princeton, Maine [biography]
Kim Christen, Washington State University, Pullman [biography]

10:45-11:15 Break

11:15-11:30 AFC Collection Feature V: Veterans History Project, Megan Harris, Veterans History Project, Library of Congress [biography]

11:30-11:50 Connecting the Collections: A Response, Tom Rankin, Duke University [biography]

11:50-12:00 Closing Remarks: Betsy Peterson, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]

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