“The Lomax Legacy: Folklore in a Globalizing Century”

A Symposium Presented by the American Folklife Center and the Association for Cultural Equity, at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC

A diverse group of scholars, cultural workers and media producers will gather in the Mumford Room of the Library of Congress to reflect on Alan Lomax’s life and work and share their own research, publications, productions, and advocacy. Panelists will discuss the care and management of the Lomax Collection material (including matters of preservation, cataloging, and access); intellectual property rights, with a special emphasis on the rights of traditional performers and indigenous communities; Lomax’s theories of song and dance performance style; and the dissemination of Lomax’s recordings and other documentation through radio and television broadcasts, published recordings and the Internet. Read more about the symposium here.

Originally posted: January 18, 2006