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Ask

Joan
Joan
Anne
Anne

Running into speedbumps as a junior folklorist? No worries! Post your questions here to get help from each other and our Junior Folklorist Ambassadors from Smithsonian Institution.


2 thoughts on “Ask”

  1. Anonymous says:

    How did you get started as a folklorist?

  2. Joan says:

    Great question! Many people get “hooked” by an interest in folk music, stories, beliefs or crafts and then start reading up on these subjects. Of course there are many sources online to learn more, but your local library should also have many good books to consult. Then, if you are interested in going further and pursuing folklore as a career, there are undergraduate courses, and even masters and Ph.D. programs, in folklore. See our Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage web site for more information. The Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide, available here http://www.folklife.si.edu/education_exhibits/resources/guide/introduction.aspx offers many ideas for starting your own folklore project and lists many resources for learning more about folklore and folklife. Enjoy!


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