Check out the latest Folk Studies and Anthropology Newsletter

The WKU Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology's latest newsletter is available for download. Featuring updates on all the new and exciting things happening in our home department, the newsletter features an article on Kentucky Folklife Program's programming, as well as profiles on last year's outstanding students, including our own Nicole Musgrave!  Click on the … Continue reading Check out the latest Folk Studies and Anthropology Newsletter

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Folk Studies and Kentucky Folklife Program Present at Horse Cave Heritage Festival

On Saturday, September 15th, graduate students, faculty, and staff in the WKU Folk Studies Program and Kentucky Folklife Program partnered to produce the Chattin’ on the Porch stage at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival in Horse Cave, Kentucky. A yearly tradition, this event serves as a key opportunity for Folk Studies students to gain fieldwork … Continue reading Folk Studies and Kentucky Folklife Program Present at Horse Cave Heritage Festival

Join us for the Horse Cave Heritage Festival!

We're excited to announce our 2018 line-up for "Chattin' on the Porch" at Horse Cave Heritage Festival!  Join the Kentucky Folklife Program and WKU Folk Studies at Horse Cave Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2018 for our annual Chattin' on the Porch Narrative Stage.  The stage is located in front of the Historic Thomas … Continue reading Join us for the Horse Cave Heritage Festival!

Bosnian Dessert Demonstration on April 25th

The Kentucky Folklife Program and the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology invite you to join us for a: Bosnian Dessert Demonstration with Adina Husić, Sabina Husić, and Senida Husić Wednesday, April 25th 5:00-6:00 pm Confucius Institute Kitchen, WKU   Finals stressing you out? Come try some tasty Bosnian desserts! The Kentucky Folklife Program and … Continue reading Bosnian Dessert Demonstration on April 25th

Bosnian Coffee Demo on October 26th, 4:30-6:30pm

The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology's graduate Foodways class, in conjunction with the Kentucky Folklife Program, will be presenting a Bosnian coffee demonstration on Thursday, October 26th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at the Kentucky Museum (room TBA). “Making Bosnian coffee is something that you have to learn and…it’s an acquired skill…it’s almost an … Continue reading Bosnian Coffee Demo on October 26th, 4:30-6:30pm

Horse Cave Heritage Festival a Success

That's a wrap! Another fantastic year of programs for Chattin' on the Porch at Horse Cave Heritage Festival. Many thanks to our community partners, including the City of Horse Cave, Kentucky. A huge thanks to the folks that make it happen, the graduate students of WKU Folk Studies! Thanks for making this a fun, successful … Continue reading Horse Cave Heritage Festival a Success

Celebrating a Century of Folklore at WKU

by Virginia Siegel / Research by Michael Ann Williams and Ann Ferrell Since 2012, the Kentucky Folklife Program has proudly called Western Kentucky University's Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology home.  This year, the WKU Folk Studies Program is celebrating a century of folklore research and teaching at WKU.  To celebrate, Folk Studies faculty, Michael Ann … Continue reading Celebrating a Century of Folklore at WKU

Paddy Bowman Visits WKU

KFP and the Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology are excited to welcome Paddy Bowman, director of Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education, to Western for a short residency during the month of April. In addition to working with students and faculty, Bowman will give a public presentation entitled "Dress to Express" … Continue reading Paddy Bowman Visits WKU