Smithsonian Institution
Search
Festival Blog
Festival Radio
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Publications on Cultural Policy

Theorizing Cultural Heritage:
Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships

"The Challenges of Asserting, Promoting and Performing Cultural Heritage."
By Robert Albro, 2004-2005 fellow

"Indigenous Curation as Intangible Cultural Heritage: Thoughts on the Relevance of the 2003 UNESCO Convention."
By Christina Kreps, 2004-2005 fellow

"Making Heritage Legible: Who Owns Traditional Medical Knowledge?"
By Sita Reddy, 2004-2005 fellow

Publication
Safeguarding Traditional Culture

"A Global Assessment of the 1989 Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore: Local Empowerment and International Cooperation."

Publication of the proceedings of the 1999 Smithsonian-UNESCO meeting on Safeguarding Traditional Cultures, held at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., from June 27-30, 1999.

Individual Articles

Towards a New Cultural Democracy: Artistic Expressions, Culture and Sustainable Development.
By James Early
Reflections on the meeting of artists and cultural workers in Santorini, Greece, September 2000.

UMBC-Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Seminar
By Michelle L. Stefano, Folklorist-in-Residence, American Studies, UMBC
Overview and student reflections from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, seminar on international heritage discourse.

Articles published in past editions of Talk Story

Second Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities Produces Compromise Declaration
By James Early, Talk Story, Fall 2004, No. 26, page 13

UNESCO Legal Instrument to Promote and Protect Cultural Diversity: Genuine or Not?
By James Early, Talk Story, Spring 2004, No. 25, page 8 and 13

"Mekong Lifeways" opens in Vietnam
By Frank Proschan, Talk Story, Fall 2003, No. 24, page 12

A Festival to Cherish our Differences
By Ralph Rinzler, Reprinted from the 1976 Bicentennial Festival Program in Talk Story, Fall 2003, No. 24, page 8-9

UNESCO Considers Draft for Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention
By Richard Kurin, Talk Story, Spring 2003, No. 23, page 8-9

UNESCO Draft Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: "No Folklore without the Folk"
By James Early & Peter Seitel, Talk Story, Fall 2002, No.22, page 19

Cultural Democracy: A Global Warming
By James Early, Talk Story, Spring 2002, No. 21, page 12

UNESCO Meeting in Rio: Steps toward a Convention
By James Early & Peter Seitel, Talk Story, Spring 2002, No. 21, page 13

Proceedings of Smithsonian-UNESCO Conference Forthcoming
By Peter Seitel, Talk Story, Fall 2001, No. 20, page 13

Center and UNESCO to Co-host Conference
By Amy Horowitz, Talk Story, Spring 1999, No.15, page 7