The University Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is pleased to announce a conference honoring the noted
folklorist, Benjamin A. Botkin (1901-1975). The Libraries has chosen to honor the centenary of Botkin's birth with a
conference that will explore the impact of his work as a major figure in American folklore. The conference will take place on
the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on February 1-3, 2001.
The conference organizers welcome proposals for individual papers, performances and panels relating to any of the following
The Life & Work of Benjamin A. Botkin
Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song
Folklore of the Great Plains, South, West, New England and Mississippi River Regions
Folk Music Studies
African-American and ethnic folklore
Louise Pound and folklore studies
WPA Committee on Folk Arts
Civil War folklore
The conference will be aimed at both an academic and general audience.
In addition to individual papers or performances, panels are welcome. Panel proposals should include the names of participants
and abstracts of the topics to be covered by each participant, along with a brief cover letter including the name of the contact
person and a proposed panel title. Panelists are welcome to suggest a moderator for their panel. The organizers encourage
geographic diversity on panels.
All written proposals should include an abstract of no more than 300 words, title, and author information (including e-mail and
postal address, and institutional affiliation). A curriculum vita (1-3 pages) should accompany the abstract.
Katherine L. Walter
Chair, Special Collections & Preservation
N209 Love Library
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0410
(402) 472-2531 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.unl.edu/botkin
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