Indiana University

Jon Kay on February 13, 2015

Here at Indiana University, several historic houses are being relocated to make room for a new building. It is a shame to see the houses moved from the sites where they were built more than a century ago, but the community thought this to be the best compromise.  While everyone gawks at the spectacle of […]

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Jon Kay on April 12, 2013

I will be teaching Indiana Folklore and Folklife this summer at Indiana University and am enjoying putting together the Syllabus for the course.  This course explores the folklore and traditional arts of Indiana. First,we survey the oral traditions of our state. From local legends and ghost stories to jokes and personal experience narratives, we probe […]

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Jon Kay on April 24, 2012

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 […]

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