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Kami Ahrens

Assistant Curator, The Foxfire Fund, Inc. in Franklin

Bridging Generations

PRESENTED ON SEP 14, 2018
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 20

Kami Ahrens presentation explores the ways that Foxfire, a history museum, magazine, and book anthology based in Mountain City, Georgia, engages with the local community to capture, preserve, and share Southern Appalachian heritage. She also addresses methods for the preservation and continuation of heritage skills, especially among Appalachian youth, that are unique to the area.

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BY CRYSTAL LAKE
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Crystal Lake is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Wright State University. She earned her PhD in 2008, and before moving to Dayton in 2011, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Crystal teaches courses and conducts research on British literature, history, and culture.

 

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BY LEIGH TURNER
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Leigh Turner shares how she maximised the learning from three weeks of language, culture, adventure and friendship as a guest teacher in China’s sixth largest city.

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BY JOSE QUINTANA
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Jose Quintana discusses AdventGX's heritage preservation model - a process that leverages a community centric mix of entrepreneurship, the arts, and science in support of the development of sustainable heritage preservation. The model is market demand driven along three sustainable development vectors: financial, social and environmental.

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BY JANE KELLY
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 23, 2017

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Kathak Dance – Lost and Redeemed Cultural Heritage

BY RAFIA BON
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Travel in time to Indian and Mughal history when Kathak dance was at its zenith. The decline and destruction of cultural heritage and Kathak dance during the British colonial rule. To reclamation in the post colonial rule of Indian history and art and its impact and influence on Kathak dance today.