UMBC Welcomes Folklorists

On Wednesday, March 30, folklorists from throughout the state came together to share their work at the “Meet Maryland Traditions” panel discussion.

Panelists included:

  • Elaine Eff, folklorist-in-residence in the American studies department, and Cliff Murphy, Co-directors, Maryland Traditions
  • Kara Rogers Thomas, Folklorist, Frostburg State University
  • Cynthia Byrd, Curator, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury
  • Mark Puryear, Curator, Rhythm and Blues Program, Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • Lafayette Gilchrist ’92, Africana studies, jazz pianist and recipient of MD Traditions’ Master and Apprentice award.

The event was sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Orser Center for the study of Place, Community, and Culture.

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