American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress Announces Archie Green Fellowships
May 3, 2013
Kentucky Folklife Program Director Brent Björkman and Traditional Arts Indiana Director Jon Kay have received a 2013 Archie Green Fellowship for Research in Occupational Folklore from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Artisan Ancestors Podcast
Episode 35: The Kentucky Folklife Program
February 25, 2013
The Kentucky Folklife Program Director Brent Bjorkman was interviewed by Jon Kay for a recent episode his podcast "Aritsan Ancestors: Researching Creative Lives and Handmade Things." Kay and Bjorkman discuss Bjorkman's vision for KFP and his research with white oak basket makers in Kentucky.
Spring 2013 Cabin Concert Series
February 1, 2013
Kentucky Folklife Program and the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology is proud to present the Spring 2013 Cabin Concert Series. This Series will feature eminent academic folklorists and old-time musicians Alan Jabbour and Tom Carter.
Wednesday February 27th at 7pm: Carter will be joined by fiddler and singer, Tom Sauber to perform old-time fiddle and banjo music.
Sunday March 3rd at 3pm: Jabbour will perform in fiddle-banjo duet with consummate banjo player, Ken Perlman.
2012 American Folklore Society Election Results
January 30, 2013
WKU Folk Studies and Anthropology Department Head, Dr. Michael Ann Williams has been named the President-Elect of the American Folklore Society. KFP's own Brent Björkman has been elected to the American Folklore Society Executive Board.
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Ann Williams and Brent Björkman!
Kentucky Folklife Program Archive comes to the Kentucky Museum
October 29, 2012: Press Release
Kentucky Folklife Program is pleased to announce the merging of the archives of the Kentucky Folklife Program with the existing WKU Folklife Archives on October 29-30th, 2012.
Leona Waddell Receives the Govenor's Folk Heritage Award
October 9, 2012
White oak basketmaker, Leona Waddell has been named as the recipient of the the 2012 Govener's Award in the Arts Folk Heritage Award and was honored at a public ceremony in Frankfort on October 9, 2012.
KFP Director, Brent Björkman interviewed on Outlook
September 29, 2012: Outlook, WKUETV
Kentucky Folklife Program relocating to WKU
August 9, 2012: View From the Hill
Kentucky Folklife Program to make Western Kentucky University its new home
August 6, 2012: Press Release
Western Kentucky University is pleased to announce that the Kentucky Folklife Program has moved to the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology in Potter College of Arts and Letters after 20 years as a successful interagency program of the Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Arts Council.