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Understanding Folk and Cultural Traditions in Our Time: A Virtual Workshop

February 18, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Organized by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida, this two-day virtual workshop aims to bring awareness and advance the public’s understanding of folklore and cultural traditions as an important part of humanities. Most importantly, this event also provides students and the general public opportunities to share their research and cultural experiences through themed sessions. Through lectures and discussion, attendees will learn about and explore ideas of collective traditional knowledge, and how this rich diversity makes Florida what it is today.

The workshop features nationally and internationally acclaimed scholars and artists, such as African American music specialist Dr. Portia K. Maultsby, Woodrow Wilson International Fellow Dr. Emily Wilcox, Florida Folk Heritage Awardee David Peñaflor and Marilia Carrasquillo, Timucua Arts Foundation artist Surabhi Adesh and Sons, International Committee of Museums of Ethnography Past President Dr. Annette B. Fromm, and Contemporary Mexican Indigenous Poetry Specialist Dr. Osiris Aníbal Gómez.

The workshops will be held online via Webinars with Zoom sessions on the following dates:

  • Day 1 – Friday, February 18, 2022 (10:30 am to 3:30 pm; 2 sessions)
  • Day 2 – Saturday, February 19, 2022 (10:00 am to 4:30 pm; 4 sessions)

A program of the workshop with further details on each talk and session times is available at The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. Registrants will receive a reminder email with all the event links closer to the day of the event. The links are also accessible through the link on the Eventbrite ticket.

This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia grant in partnership with the University of Central Florida. Additional support comes from the Florida Folklife Council, the Florida Folklore Society, and American Folklore Society.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 18, 2022 @ 10:30 am -
February 18, 2022 @ 4:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Annette B. Fromm - Chair, Florida Folklife Council, Florida State Department; Dr. Portia K. Maultsby - Professor Emerita of Ethnomusicology and Founding Director of the Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University, Bloomington; Surabhi Adesh and Sons - Timucua Arts Foundation and Asian Cultural Association Sponsored India Classical Musicians; David Peñaflor and Marilia Carrasquillo - Florida Folk Heritage Awardee; Latin American Cultural and Educational Specialists Dr. Osiris Aníbal Gómez - Assistant Professor of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota; Dr. Emily Wilcox - Associate Professor of Chinese Studies and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures, William and Mary
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Event Contact:

Lanlan Kuang
(407) 823-2273

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