2015 World Records/Vernaculars of the Global Midwest Symposium, March 19-20

The 2015 World Records Symposium (March 19) will meet in conjunction with the Verncaulars of the Global Midwest (March 19-20). The 2015 World Records Symposium will delve into the ways diverse Midwestern communities used early broadcasting technology to support local and traditional languages, cultrues, and music. Vernaculars of the Global Midwest explores the rooted yet convoluted elements of the region's distinctive buildings and landscapes, languages and dialects, music and song through an interdisciplinary series of presentations, panel discussions, performances, and workshops focused on field research, archival collections, and digital mapping.

For more information, including the schedule, visit http://mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu/events/worldrecords2015/

Convened by Anna Andrzejewski (Art History; Building, Landscapes, and Culture); Susan C. Cook (School of Music); James P. Leary (Folklore, Scandinavian Studies, CSUMC); Joseph Salmons (German, CSUMC); Henry Sapoznik (Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture), UW-Madison.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture and the Center for the Humanities, with support from the Humanities Without Walls consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. The Humanities Without Walls consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Exhibits provided by Jeanette Casey and Tom Caw at Mills Music Library, and Lindsey Meier and Sheila Leary from the University of Wisconsin Press.

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