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Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology

Anthropology students and faculty documenting grave markers at a local cemeteryFolk Studies students Nicole Musgrave and Delainey Bowers working the narrative stage at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival (2017).Anthropology students and faculty investigating a Bronze Age stone mound in MongoliaImage of the Pioneer log cabin from the front of the buildingAnthropology Club students having fun in front of the anthropology bulletin boardFolk Studies graduate students visiting the NEA during Brent Bjorkman's Public Folklore and Practice in Washington D.C. (2017).Folk Studies and Anthropology Logo

Anthropology students and faculty documenting grave markers at a local cemetery

Folk Studies students Nicole Musgrave and Delainey Bowers working the narrative stage at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival (2017).

Anthropology students and faculty investigating a Bronze Age stone mound in Mongolia

The Pioneer Cabin is home to the Kentucky Folklife Program and often a space for Folk Studies program events

Anthropology Club students

Folk Studies graduate students visiting the NEA during Brent Bjorkman's Public Folklore and Practice in Washington D.C. (2017).

Thank you for your interest in Folk Studies and Anthropology! Our department offers an undergraduate major in Anthropology, minors in Folklore and in Anthropology, a Masters in Folk Studies, a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation, plus a number of General Education and Colonnade courses. We are also the home of the Kentucky Folklife Program.

Please come visit us in our departmental offices in Room 237 of the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, or contact us for more information.

 

Department Head and Director, Anthropology Program
Darlene Applegate, Ph.D.
(270) 745-5898

Director, Folk Studies Program
Ann K. Ferrell, Ph.D.
(270) 745-5896

Director, Kentucky Folklife Program
Brent Björkman, M.A.
(270) 745-4133

Office Associate
Donna Schulte, B.F.A.
(270) 745-5295

 

 

237 Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center  |  Potter College of Arts and Letters  |  Western Kentucky University  |  1906 College Heights Blvd. #61029  |  Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029  |  Phone: (270) 745-6549  |  Fax: (270) 745-6889  

 

Folk Studies Student on WBKO
Folk Studies Student on WBKO

WKU Folk Studies graduate student Joel Chapman was interviewed at a rally against taxing tuition waivers.

'A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green' opens Sept. 29

The Kentucky Folklife Program announces the opening of the exhibit A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green at the Kentucky Museum on WKU’s campus.

The Opening Reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Kentucky Museum. The exhi

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