IU = traditional + high-tech

It’s fitting that both the traditional and the high-tech will be on display at IU’s booth at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held on the National Mall around the July 4 holiday. Part of this year’s festival recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which established land-grant universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. […]

Old-time music and dance award supports research, preservation

Fiddler conventions in North Carolina. Music and cultural heritage archives and special collections. Self-representation and sociopolitical change. And a type of the Latin American folk music known as “nueva canción.” What do these things have in common? They’re among the diverse research interests of Indiana University graduate student Kaitlin Justin, the 2011-12 winner of the […]