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Ethnomediology Lore Notes

Foundation for Endangered Languages Conference Presentation

I just finished a conference held at Tulane University in New Orleans, sponsored by the Foundation for Endangered Languages. The conference theme at Tulane was “The Music of Endangered Languages,” and I spent time there speaking about topics related to my work in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Cape Breton is historically one of the largest […]

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Ethnomediology Lore

Story Corps and the Great Thanksgiving Listen

I’ve said it many times: I love what Story Corps does. Ever since I first heard about their goals back in 2004, I’ve been inspired and impressed by the vision of their archive. Their new website is pretty great too. They even have an app for sharing stories; check it out here. And now they’re […]

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Lore

The Museum of You

This is a great presentation:

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Lore

World Flutelore and Recent Folklore Interests

A recent project I had the opportunity to participate in was Dale Olsen’s World Flutelore book. As an assistant to his research, I (with a number of other scholars/assistants) helped him compile flute lore from around the world. My major contribution beyond editing was a collection of Native American myths and legends surrounding flute, performance, […]

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Film Lore Notes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I enjoyed reading Susie Bright’s blog post for today; she often has interesting things to say. In it she makes reference to The Departed, a film that I enjoyed watching even if it’s a bit pedantic (a common side effect of Scorcese pictures). The film’s screenplay is nearly an exact adaptation of a Hong Kong […]