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Archive: April 2017 (3 Posts)

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Folklife at the International Level: World Intellectual Property Day

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The following is a guest post by AFC Folklife Specialist Michelle Stefano.   I recently began researching the history of the American Folklife Center’s engagement with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and its efforts in protecting intellectual property (IP) and promoting its importance at international and national levels. Over the past 15 years, AFC …

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Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s Closing Events

Posted by: Stephen Winick

  The following is a guest post by Anastasia Nikolis, a graduate student intern in the Poetry and Literature Center and a PhD candidate in the English department at the University of Rochester. It originally appeared on the Poetry and Literature Center’s blog, From the Catbird Seat. Somehow it is the last week of April, which …

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Folklife and Fieldwork, Fourth Edition

Posted by: Stephen Winick

If you’ve been following the American Folklife Center’s website or our Facebook page (you can “like” it here to receive daily folklife inspiration!), you may have noticed an updated version of our classic fieldwork manual, Folklife & Fieldwork. For decades, this handy small book has offered guidance to people interested in documenting folklife who don’t …