Connect With Us
There are many ways to connect with our department and our programs in Folk Studies and Anthropology. Learn about our events, student organizations, and ways to stay connected through social media.
Listed here are our annual events, check our departmental calendar for other upcoming events.
- Collins-Bramham Public Folklore Workshop - An annual workshop series sponsored by retired Folk Studies Professor Camilla Collins and Dr. Jane Bramham, this event brings a Public Folklorist to campus to provide a workshop and learning activities for Folk Studies MA students. Past guests have included Jon Kay, Andrea Graham, Clifford Murphy, Tom Rankin, Paddy Bowman, Simon Lichman and Rivanna Miller, Bill Ivey and Tim Lloyd, Laura Marcus Green and Amy Skillman, Taki Telonidis, and Marsha MacDowell and Kurt Dewhurst.
- Professional Development Worshops for Folk Studies Graduate Students - A monthly series to prepare folk studies graduate students for professional internships and careers, including topics such as compiling a portfolio, finding an internship, and building a resume or CV.
- Dr. Lindsay Powell Annual Memorial Conference - Anthropology students present original research in a conference that is free and open to the public. Dr. Lindsay Powell was a devoted and inspiring Anthropology professor. After his untimely death in 2014, students asked that the annual anthropology student conference be renamed in his honor.
- Pioneer Cabin Concerts- The department regularly partners with the Kentucky Folklife Program and other campus partners to present music concerts in the Pioneer Log Cabin. Keep an eye on the department's calendar for latest information on upcoming concerts.
- Pioneer Log Cabin Jam - The Kentucky Folklife Program hosts a monthly old-time jam during months falling within the academic school year. All levels are welcome. Information for each month’s event can be found by visiting the Kentucky Folklife Program's website.
- Other upcoming events can be found by visiting the departmental calendar.
- Anthropology Club
- Folk Studies Graduate Student Association - Meets every two weeks to provide support for graduate students. The goal of the association is to strengthen the program by giving students a platform to propose and plan events and activities. Contact the current officers.
- Folklore Club - A chance for undergraduate students to get together outside of class with other students who are interested in folklore and culture. Past club activities have included legend-tripping, Halloween parties, foodways nights, movies and games, and guest speakers on topics related to folklore. Club members also participate in community contests and activities. You don't need to be a Folklore Minor to be a member of the Folklore Club, though of course you can be! Contact Dr. Tim Evans, faculty advisor.
- Lambda Alpha
- WKU Folk Studies: @wkufolkstudies
- WKU Anthropology: @wkuanthropology
- Kentucky Folklife Program: @KentuckyFolklifeProgram
- The Gardner House: @GardnerHouseWKU