Fieldwork During the Pandemic: Online Lectures July 13 & 20, featuring Edward Y. Millar of the Castellani Art Museum

In Other, by , on July 12th, 2021

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is hosting a two-part Zoom series featuring recent and current Archie Green Fellows, including Edward Y. Millar, Curator of Folk Arts at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.

Occupational Folklife and Fieldwork in the Post-Pandemic World:Adaptation, Innovation, and the Future, Parts 1 & 2 panels will explore the impact of the pandemic on fieldwork and workplace traditions, and is scheduled to take place on July 13th & 20th at 3:00pm. Millar will be presenting on July 13th (Part 1), and will be talking about his work documenting workers and race teams at the Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, NY.

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Edward Y. Millar
A 2020 Archie Green Fellow who is currently completing fieldwork on “The Ransomville Speedway: Dirt Track Workers in Western New York,” Edward Y. Millar joined the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University as Curator of Folk Arts in 2015. He received an MA in Folklore from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2014, with areas of interest in occupational folklife, foodways, folk art, popular culture, public folklore, and ballads. As Curator of Folk Arts, Edward works with local communities and tradition bearers in New York State’s Buffalo-Niagara region to organize and develop exhibitions, public programming, and other initiatives that help highlight artistic expressions underrepresented within the area’s arts and cultural institutions.