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For more information about Folklore and Folklife,at UPenn, contact Professor Dan Ben-Amos at

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Seminars and Colloquia

Several programs and departments run colloquium series which may be of interest to folklore students. These include:

The Folklore Film & Colloquium Series. See description above.

The Ethnohistory Seminar. Contact the Ethnohistory Program, 304C College Hall, 215-898-5357.

The South Asia Seminar. Contact South Asia Regional Studies, 215-898-7475.

African Studies Seminar. Contact Lynette Loose in the African Studies Center, 215-898-6989.

Women's Studies Brown Bag Series. Contact Luz Marin in the Women’s Studies Department, 215-898-8740.

Film and Concert Series

Cherry Tree Music Co-Op. Call 215-386-1640.

International House Film Series. Call 215-387-5125.

International House Folk Music Concert Series. Call 215-387-5125.

Philadelphia Folk Song Society Concert Series. Call 215-247-1300.

University Museum Film Series. Call 215-898-4000.

How to Find Out What's Happening

General. General University Information: 215-898-7111; or via the web:

Student Services. Office of Student Life Programs. 215-898-7645.

Lunderberg Information Center. 34th and Walnut Streets. 215-898-1000. Has all kinds of information on Penn and Philadelphia. See especially their "Access: The Guide to Philadelphia," a monthly publication detailing current events (e.g., museum exhibits, dining, shopping, entertainment and sightseeing).

The Practical Penn. A handbook, distributed to incoming students upon their arrival at Penn, is a very useful guide to the resources available at the university and in the Philadelphia area.

The Daily Pennsylvanian. Penn's student newspaper, it has daily listings of campus events.

The Almanac, published weekly, contains news about people and events at Penn as well as a calendar of events such as lectures, films, exhibits, and more.

In-House News. Published monthly by the International House, lists current events, including their concert and film series.

The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News have special Friday "Weekend" sections which contain extensive listings of activities and events in and around the Philadelphia area. See also the Inquirer's quarterly "Guide."

University Museum. Monthly poster lists films, lectures, seminars and exhibits.

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