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Intangible Cultural Heritage: Exploring the intersection between contemporary and traditional culture
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Art project with QR codes tell the oral history of immigrants

Art project with QR codes tell the oral history of immigrants | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it

A massive new piece by the artist Ruben Ubiera features a barcode that can be scanned with any smartphone. 

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Liz’s love for old yarns and new tales

Liz’s love for old       yarns and new tales | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
“WITHOUT Enid Blyton I probably wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now,” says Liz Weir, internationally renowned professional storyteller and writer, her soft tones betraying her Ballymena roots.
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All Around the Table Film Screening in St. John's

All Around the Table Film Screening in St. John's | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
A vegetable garden, laying hens, a fishing boat, berry grounds: when our grandparents were younger, the grocery store was out the back door. Since then, however, Newfoundland and Labrador has become increasingly dependent upon an uncertain global food system, leading communities to seek more sustainable and healthy local alternatives.
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UK Museum’s new oral history listening posts

UK Museum’s new oral history listening posts | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
THEY are called “listening posts” and thanks to the work of a small but dedicated band of volunteers two of them operate in Bexhill Museum.
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Native American festival brings awareness to local artists

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Julie Pearson-Little Thunder is a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Oral History Research Program at OSU, who also occasionally teaches theatre classes, and the faculty member involved in organizing the Native Market.

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The Family Stories That Bind Us

The Family Stories That Bind Us | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
Studies indicate that children learn resilience when they hear what their relatives before them have faced.
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Review of The Other Side of Midnight: Taxicab Stories by Mike Heffernan

Review of The Other Side of Midnight: Taxicab Stories by Mike Heffernan | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
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We are what we eat

Food is a hugely important part of our lives. We need it, obviously, to survive. But what we eat and how we eat it says a lot about us. Unsurprisingly, folklorists are very interested in studying food and our interactions with it.
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India to set up expert committee on National Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage

India to set up expert committee on National Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
The Government has decided to set up a committee of experts to decide on the work of preparing a National Register of India's Intangible Culture and to advise on a mechanism for overarching inter-ministerial coordination leading to an action plan...
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China's National Intangible Cultural Heritage: woodcut new year pictures

China's National Intangible Cultural Heritage: woodcut new year pictures | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
Huo Qingyou, a woodcut new year picture artist, produces a wooden type in Yangliuqing town, North China's Tianjin Municipality, December 28, 2012.
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Folklorist Uncovers New Evidence in 153-Year-Old Newfoundland Murder

Folklorist Uncovers New Evidence in 153-Year-Old Newfoundland Murder | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it

Isaac Mercer had a feeling of dread. It was a cold December 28 in Bay Roberts, across Conception Bay from St. John’s in Newfoundland, and although the traditional Christmas festivities continued apace in the small town, once he finished chopping timber for the day he asked two of his relatives to accompany him home.

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Shackleton's whisky returned to Antarctic hut

Shackleton's whisky returned to Antarctic hut | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it

Talk about whisky on ice: Three bottles of rare, 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's abandoned expedition base were returned to the polar continent Saturday.

 

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Preserving Voices from the Past in Brighton

In my recent role of Assistant Curator I was given the task of digitising material from the Local History collections. This is part of the preparation required before items are moved to the Keep, a...
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Finland joins UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

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UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage will enter into force in Finland on 21 May 2013. The Convention has been ratified by 152 nations to date. Finland was the last of the Nordic countries to join.


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California college students work with seniors to document oral history

California college students work with seniors to document oral history | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
Students at Moorpark College students discover interesting facts while participating in the Oral History Project that paired them with older adults from the Simi Valley Senior Center.
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Listening to the storm: tornado oral history exhibit

Listening to the storm: tornado oral history exhibit | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
A multimedia exhibit featuring recordings of firsthand accounts of the April 27, 2011, tornado, its aftermath and the city's recovery opened Tuesday morning at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum.
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Legend Tripping: Ghost Hunting Made 'Real'

Legend Tripping: Ghost Hunting Made 'Real' | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
While many ghost hunters may claim to be seriously seeking spirits, folklorists have another term for it: legend tripping. ->
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The oral history of Navy dolphins, posted April 1st (hint hint)

The oral history of Navy dolphins, posted April 1st (hint hint) | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
Robert Siegel pays a visit to an oral history project that is trying to preserve the memories of the dolphins once used by the U.S. Navy to work on underwater mines. It faces severe budget cuts starting April 1.
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Festival of the 'gods of gods'

Among all the festivals of Goa, Shigmo is the most colourful and cheerful, celebrated to say goodbye to the concluding year and to extend a warm welcome to the approaching New Year. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring/summer.
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Interactive community oral history program in Syracuse, NY

Weekly story-sharing workshops kick off today featuring live oral history interviews and an Open Mic session, organized by Syracuse University.
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Hugh Lupton "Who takes the most Pleasure from the Act of Love?"


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The oral history of love and relationships

Toss the textbooks and bouquet of roses aside, because the Richard B. Russell Library’s First Person Project is giving history and Valentine’s Day a makeover.
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Folk Funeraria - grave art from the American South

Folk Funeraria - grave art from the American South | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it
Tombstones, grave decoration, and other funerary art from the American South.
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Intangible cultural heritage heart of tourism

Intangible cultural heritage heart of tourism | Folklore and Culture | Scoop.it

The global wealth of traditions has become one of the principal motivations for travel, with tourists seeking to engage with new cultures and experience the global variety of performing arts, handcrafts, rituals, cuisines, and interpretations of nature and the universe.

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