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Thinking Big: Guha Shankar

This episode of “Thinking Big” features Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Shankar discusses the role of digital recording technologies in contemporary oral history fieldwork.   Tweet

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Protecting IP Rights to Life Histories

Case Study: Protecting IP Rights to Life Histories by Peggy Bulger Director, American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress Michael Taft Head, American Folklife Center Archive Folklorists, ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, and other ethnographers have been collecting the stories and life histories of their subjects on audio and visual media since the dawn of recorded sound. …

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Oral History, Folklore, and Vernacular Architecture

Case Study: Oral History, Folklore, and Vernacular Architecture by Janet C. Gilmore and Troy Reeves This document arose from discussions, both in-person and electronic, between Gilmore and Troy Reeves. Reeves, who has led oral history activities at UW-Madison since 2007 and has served as a contributor to the OHDA grant, asked her to respond to …

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On the Differences between Folklore Fieldwork and Oral History

On the Differences between Folklore Fieldwork and Oral History by Tim Lloyd The ethnographic research activities of folklorists–generally called “fieldwork”–have a number of important differences from, as well as similarities to, the research activities of oral historians–generally called “interviewing”. In general, we might say that folklorists are most fundamentally interested in those occasions, practices, and …

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