In a few weeks, I will be teaching a course on one of my favorite topics, Indiana Folklife. The course Indiana Folk Craft & Architecture (F360),  blends both the ideas of researching the expressive culture of the Hoosier state, with the hands on methods and techniques. I thought I would put it out there in case any one will be taking classes at Indiana University this summer. Here is the course description:

By exploring Indiana’s handmade objects and their makers, this course introduces students to the theories and methods of material culture studies. From tombstones and dress to log buildings and musical instruments, artifacts can serve as a lens for understanding the identities and creative lives of  people and the community and groups to which they belong.   In this course, students will learn to use historic photographs,  census records, ethnographic interviews, object analysis and a variety of other research tools and approaches to unlock  the meanings embedded in the artifacts of everyday life.



Tuesday and Thursday 8:50 am to -12:30pm
Class meets at 501 N Park
COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry Credit
COLL (CASE) Diversity in U.S. Credit

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