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!

“A Culture Carried” Dates Extended and Online Exhibit Announced

Extended Exhibit Dates: We proud to announce extended exhibition dates for A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green at the Kentucky Museum. Open since September 29, 2017, this exhibit is now extended to May 11, 2019. If you have not had the opportunity to visit, make sure to stop by! This exhibit is produced by … Continue reading “A Culture Carried” Dates Extended and Online Exhibit Announced

WKU’s Library Special Collections granted accreditation by KOHC

WKU Libraries: Special Collections, our home repository, has been granted accreditation status by the Kentucky Oral History Commission. From the recent press release: Western Kentucky University’s Manuscripts and Folklife Archives, a part of the Department of Library Special Collections, was recently granted accreditation status by the Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC). Archives that receive accreditation … Continue reading WKU’s Library Special Collections granted accreditation by KOHC

Kentucky Folklife Program to receive $20,000 Art Works grant from NEA

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018, including an Art Works grant of $20,000 to the Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU to support the establishment of a Kentucky Folklife Network and online magazine. … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program to receive $20,000 Art Works grant from NEA

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

Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange accepting new applicants

The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX) has convened more than 130 Kentuckians from 24 counties. The Kentucky RUX network aligns people working across the arts, agriculture, community health and small business to work together toward the transformation of Kentucky’s economies, communities and sense of self. The Kentucky RUX network will showcase a new Kentucky community this … Continue reading Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange accepting new applicants

Bosnian Coffee Demo on 3/7

The Kentucky Folklife Program and the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology invite you to join us for a: Bosnian Coffee Demonstration with Senida Husić, Dženana Kadrić, and Sanida Palavra Wednesday, March 7th 4:00pm WKU Faculty House The Kentucky Folklife Program and Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, in conjunction with WKU's International Year of … Continue reading Bosnian Coffee Demo on 3/7