Rethinking Regions and Roles
Friday, April 12, 2002
Welcome and Registration
6:00 PM, The Commons (cafeteria)
6:30 PM, The Commons (cafeteria)
8:00 PM, The Commons (cafeteria)
Saturday, April 13, 2002
Coffee and Registration
8:30 - 9:00 AM, Room 215
Opening Session: "Folklore, Critical Regionalism and Civic Professionalism"
9:30 AM, Room 215
Mary T. Hufford, Director, Center for Folklore and Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania
Herbert Reid, Professor of Political Science and Director of the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center
Betsy Taylor, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky
The speakers will lay out the concepts of critical regionalism and civic professionalism in preparation for the roundtables in which participants will examine how both are involved in their work.
Roundtable: "Critical Regionalism and Questions of Context"
10:45 – 11:45 AM
Participants will discuss how critical regionalism can help folklorists clarify and refine the frames of reference they use to situate their work, and, conversely, how the practice of Public Folklore can contribute to critical regionalism.
Report Back to the Group
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Tour of DeVry
1:30 – 2:00 PM
Roundtable: "Public Folklore and Civic Professionalism"
2:00 – 3:00 AM
How do we situate ourselves as professionals with our own communities and the communities with which we work? What social spaces are available to us, and how are we constantly reshaping these?
Report Back to the Group and Plan for Future Activities on the Topic
3:00 AM – 4:15 PM
MAFA Annual Business Meeting
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