CFS Newsletter 4.3- 2/29/2016
Kati Fitzgerald


Fitzgerald, Kati. 2016. “Tibetan Dance; Tibetan Music; Tibetan Masks” in Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre, ed. Siyuan Liu, 105-6; 139-41; 154-7, Routledge.
Amy Shuman and Amanda Randhawa
Amy Shuman received the 2016 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching on February 16th. This is the university’s most prestigious teaching award, and recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence each year. Recipients are inducted into the Academy of Teaching.

Amy Shuman presented a talk on "Outrage and Disability Rights" at Arizona State University on February 18, 2016.
Upcoming Events
CFS Monday Lunch
Monday, February 29, 2016, 11:00am-12:30pm
CFS Archives, 218 Ohio Stadium, 1961 Tuttle Park Place.
*Note that lunch has been rescheduled so as not to overlap with Amanda Randhawa's and Caroline Toy's talks later that afternoon.

This month the lunch is hosted by Afsane And Rachel! 
Make sure to stop by and enjoy some delicious Persian stew & saffron rice, Turmeric & onion bread, tasty spicy rice, Syrian salad, and tamales!
Amanda Randhawa

Talk: Amanda Randhawa

"Friendship, Neighbors, Love, and Marriage: Gender and Everyday Religious Practice in India’s Punjab.”
Monday, February 29, 1:00-2:30pm, 
Comparative Studies Seminar Room, 451 Hagerty Hall.
Caroline Toy
Talk: Caroline Toy
"Journeys Into the Fictional: A Case Study of Sherlock Fan Pilgrimage"
Monday, February 29, 1:30-2:30pm
Comparative Studies Seminar Room, 451 Hagerty Hall.
Wednesday, March 2, 4:00pm
Wexner Film/Video Theater, 1871 N High St.
*This event is the first installment of a collaboration involving Amy Shuman and other CFS-ers and friends which will lead to a course and a symposium in spring 2017. If you are interested in vernacular religion and the material culture of festivals, you’ll be interested in these painted cardboard stage sets for Holy Week celebrations in Northern Italy. If you’re interested in the cultures of heritage, this is an interesting case study of local people discovering lost artifacts and figuring out how to valorize them and bring attention to them—constructing a narrative of rescue along the way. Also, there will be a reception with lovely food after the event in the Heirloom Cafe!
Harlan County USA poster
Film Screening of Harlan County U.S.A & Discussion w/ Director Barbara Kopple
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:30-10:00pm
Film/Video Theater, Wexner Center for the Arts.
Barbara Kopple
Student Workshop w/ Barbara Kopple
Thursday, March 3, 10:00am-12:00pm
Barnett Center Collaboratory, 141 Sullivant Hall (1813 N. High Street)

RSVP to Afsane at if you would like to attend the workshop.
Marc Okrand
Lecture: Marc Okrand, "Klingon: The natural and not-so-natural history of a constructed language." 
Wednesday, March 9, 3:00-4:30pm,
Campbell Hall 200

Informal Student Discussion & Lunch 
March 9, 12:00-2:00pm, Denney Hall 311. 

RSVP to Afsane at if you would like to attend the lunch.
managing notes on laptop and paper
Professionalization Workshop: Managing Field Data
Monday, March 21, 12:00- 2:00 pm, Folklore Archives, 218 Ohio Stadium, 1961 Tuttle Park Pl.
Join us as we hear from Dr. Miranda Martinez about how to make sense of your fieldwork data.

*We will have pizza for lunch!


Upcoming Workshop:
The Center for Folklore Studies is planning to organize a workshop on using Movie Captioner as a transcribing tool (the software is available free to those affiliated with OSU). If interested in attending, please complete this poll to indicate your interest and help us fix the best date. The poll closes on Thursday, March 3rd at midday. For more information, please contact Rachel Hopkin at
Scholarship, Award, and Job Opportunities
Daniel Barnes and Patrick Mullen Prizes
CFS is now accepting submissions for annual the Daniel R. Barnes Undergraduate Prize and Patrick B. Mullen Graduate Prize. Guidelines and instructions for papers are listed on each of the linked webpages. Submissions for both prizes are due to Cassie Patterson at by 11:59pm on March 20, 2016.
 The DEADLINE for the American Folklife Center's awards is coming up! Applications for all three awards are due March 15, 2016: 
  • The Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award of $3000-$4000, to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the LOC available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector.
  • Henry Reed Fund Awards of up to $2000, to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially activities that reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center.
  • Archie Green Fellowships of up to $35,000 each, to supports new, original, independent field research into the culture and traditions of contemporary American workers and/or occupational groups within the United States.
The University Libraries’ Research Commons will host several lectures and workshops this semester which may be of interest to faculty and graduate students working in the humanities. Isaac Weiner recently gave a lecture on "Soundmapping Religion in the Midwest" as part of their Faculty Forum Series. Other highlights include workshops on grant writing, citation management, data management, poster preparation, and scholarly publishing. Visit the Research Commons events page for details and the full schedule.
Scarlet and Gay undergraduate scholarships
The OSU LGBTQ Alumni Society is dedicated to making studying at Ohio State a financial reality for more LGBTQ students and their allies. Nine scholarships ranging from $1,500 - $2,500 each for academic year 2016-17. They are offered to undergraduate students who have demonstrated involvement and dedication to the LGBTQ community. Scholarship brochure and online application are at Application deadline is Tuesday March 1, 2016. Contact Brian Orefice at with any questions.
Wisconsin Public Radio offers half-time position for folk music radio producer
Wisconsin Public Radio seeks a producer/host for "Simply Folk," a weekly, three-hour folk music program broadcast Sundays at 5 p.m. on both the Ideas Network and NPR News and Classical Music Network. This is a half-time appointment (20 hours per week) based in Madison.
On the air since 1979, "Simply Folk" embraces a wide range of folk music styles, and incorporates commercial recordings, live performances and interviews. The position reports to the NPR News and Classical Music Network Program Director. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Read more about the position and learn how to apply here.

Please send your submissions for the next CFS Newsletter to Afsane Rezaei at, with "CFS Newsletter Submission" as the subject of the email.
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