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Volunteer at the Richmond Folk Festival!

Volunteer at the Richmond Folk Festival!

Jon Lohman, our Virginia State Folklorist, curates an impressive selection of music and craft demos in the folklife area each year. The theme of this year’s event is “Feed Your Soul” and will be featuring both food and music from around Virginia that literally and figuratively feed your soul. Presenters will include Southern Soul legend Big G, the Old Regular Baptist hymns of Frank Newsome, tortilla-making workshops with Luz Lopez, a soul food feast and singing with the Ingramettes, an oyster-shucking contest between sisters Clementine and Deborah and much much more.

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Folklore offers Digital Storytelling Course

Folklore offers Digital Storytelling Course

Continuing the tradition of innovation, the Folklore Studies program will offer a new course in Digital Storytelling for fall 2017. The course will combine the techniques of effective oral storytelling with open source technology to create compelling digital stories.

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Folklore Summer Field School participates in National Park Service Program

Folklore Summer Field School participates in National Park Service Program

Within the backdrop and context of the racial tension and rioting that enveloped Washington, D.C., in 1968, the National Park Service (NPS) launched an innovative, community-based recreational and enrichment program called Summer in the Parks (SITP). Mason’s summer 2017 Field School for Cultural Documentation, a partnership between the Folklore Studies Program and the Library of Congress-American Folklife Center, offered a SITP option to graduate students seeking hands-on learning, rigorous training in oral history collection, and instruction on archiving in Library of Congress methods.

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The college welcomes Edward Lengel and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin to the 2017 degree celebrations

The college welcomes Edward Lengel and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin to the 2017 degree celebrations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the May 2017 degree celebrations will be led by two outstanding alumni: chief historian for the White House Historical Association, Edward Lengel, and Lt. Col. Suzanne Devlin, a former acting chief of police for the Fairfax County Police Department and the current supervisor of safety and security for Loudoun County Public Schools.

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