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American Folklife Center Fellowships and Awards 2019

Posted by: Stephanie Hall

2019 Proposals due March 12, 2019 The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress offers three competitive awards in 2019 to support  scholars working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for fieldworkers on folklife and related topics. This year, the American Folklife Center’s Archie Green Fellowship, Parsons Fund Award, and …

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American Folklife Center Announces 2018 Fellowships & Awards Recipients

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of its three competitive annual fellowships and awards programs: the Archie Green Fellowships; the Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award; and the Henry Reed Fund Award. This year, these three competitive awards went to nine researchers …

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Call for Applicants: 2018 AFC Awards and Fellowships

Posted by: John Fenn

AFC is calling for applicants for its 2018 fellowships and awards.  Pending approval of the 2018 Federal Budget, March 12, 2018 will be the joint deadline for all three 2018 awards. The opportunities for funding are: Archie Green Fellowships of up to $35,000 each to support new, original, independent field research into the culture and …

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Nancy Yunhwa Rao Speaks About Chinese Opera

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The following is a guest post by Wendi Maloney of the Library’s Office of Communications. It is an excerpt of this longer post, which originally appeared on the Library of Congress Blog. Music scholar Nancy Yunhwa Rao will discuss her research and her new book at the Library of Congress at noon on August 9 …

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American Folklife Center Fellowships and Awards 2017

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the recipients of its fellowships and awards for 2017. This year, AFC awarded support to six researchers or teams. To find out how to apply for next year’s awards, please visit our research awards page at this link. Details about this year’s recipients …

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Beyoncé, Paul Bowles, and More: Current GRAMMY Nominees with AFC Connections on the Library of Congress Blog

Posted by: Stephen Winick

Note: This is just a teaser for a fuller post over at the Library of Congress Blog. Read the full story there! This year the GRAMMY awards promise to be exciting for music fans everywhere, but especially fans of the American Folklife Center.  At least four of the nominees have connections to the AFC archive: …

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The American Folklife Center: 40 Years of Change

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The following post is part of a series of blog posts about the 40th Anniversary Year of the American Folklife Center. Visit this link to see them all! This year the Library’s American Folklife Center (AFC) turns 40. Detailed histories of AFC are available elsewhere [1], so we thought we’d do something different in this …

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American Folklife Center Fellowships and Awards 2015

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the recipients of its fellowships and awards for 2015.  This year, AFC awarded support to eight researchers or teams in six states and the District of Columbia.  To find out how to apply for next year’s awards, please visit our research awards …