Tag: Public Folklore

“At Home and Abroad: Reflections on Collaborative Museum Ethnography at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures”

Jason Baird Jackson , September 11th, 2019


I am happy to note the publication of a paper in Museum Anthropology reporting on, and considering, the work of two collaborative projects of the Mathers Museum of…


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2019 Summer Folklore Institute: Building Capacity for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

Jason Baird Jackson , July 23rd, 2019


I have just returned from a second summer trip to China. This time I was part of an American delegation to one of the summer institutes jointly organized…


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The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies

Jason Baird Jackson , July 3rd, 2019


The following is a report on The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies (第七届中美民俗学与非物质文化遗产论坛: 博物馆民俗与遗产研究的协作工作). …


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Help! Really. The Mathers Museum of World Cultures Needs You!

Jason Baird Jackson , April 9th, 2019


An Indiana University event known as #IUDay is nearly here. Scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019, #IUDay is a celebration of Indiana University. It is a day of…


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T̶h̶o̶u̶g̶h̶t̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶H̶A̶U̶. Good News! The Free-to-Readers Version of The Expressive Lives of Elders

Jason Baird Jackson , November 16th, 2018


Good news everyone. The free-to-download-and-read version of the latest title in the Material Vernaculars series–The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging edited by Jon Kay is…


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The Mallet: Making a Maul in a Baiku Yao Community

Jason Baird Jackson , April 19th, 2018


This guest post by Jon Kay, Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures provides Jon with the opportunity to share the first…


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A Peak at Two “Miao Albums” with a Group of SIMA Colleagues

Jason Baird Jackson , July 19th, 2017


Working with the graduate students participating in the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology is a pleasure. The students who are attending in order to gain skills for their…


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Who Cares About Craft as Traditional Knowledge?

Jason Baird Jackson , September 27th, 2016


This fall has been a particularly busy season for research-based programs at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. An an outgrowth of our Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years…


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An Interview with Hannah Davis, Regional Folklife Survey and Program Development Consultant for the New York Folklore Society and the New York State Council on the Arts

Jason Baird Jackson , July 17th, 2016


Hannah Davis earned her MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University and a BA in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University. While at Indiana, she served for…


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An Interview with Sterling Jenson of the March Field Air Museum

Jason Baird Jackson , July 6th, 2016


Sterling Jenson is the Collections Manager at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California. He earned a B.A. degree in folklore and an M.A. degree in arts…


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Open Access Book: Indiana Folk Arts

Jason Baird Jackson , June 28th, 2016


This year is a big year for the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in a number of respects. Two of these weave together. Its the state bicentennial for…


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Good News Roundup

Jason Baird Jackson , October 22nd, 2013


There is way too much stuff going on in my life and work these days. Most of it is really good stuff, but it is hard to keep…


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