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The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University is a leading center for the worldwide study of vernacular arts, and of the historical, cultural and social contexts in which these arts are embedded. The home to two closely aligned disciplines with a deep shared history at IU, the department has a distinguished history and a bright future in the areas of research, teaching, public outreach and community service.

What's New

Our annual Richard M Dorson lecture is March 29, 2019 feat. Dr. Tom Mould from Elon University.