I am involved in a number of collaborative research-related projects. Some of these are noted here.
Open Folklore. Open Folklore is a joint project led by the American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries in partnership with a global network of partners. The aim of the project is to promote open access scholarly communication in the field of folklore studies and to develop digital tools and resources towards this end. Prominent among Open Folklore initiatives is the Open Folklore portal site, a resource providing access to a wide range of open access scholarly materials, including books, articles, archived websites, grey literature, and the AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus. Learn more about the project and portal here.
Oklahoma Cultures Digital Initiative. The Oklahoma Cultures Digital Initiative (OCDI) is a set of interconnected projects centered in the Department of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (SNOMNH). The goals of the effort are to promote the study of cultural diversity in Oklahoma, to make ethnographic and ethnohistorical resources related to Oklahoma more widely available through the use of digital media, and to foster dialogue and collaboration between researchers, students, and interested communities. Learn more about the project here.
Interdisciplinary Research Group on Cultural Property. “In June 2008, researchers at the Universities of Göttingen and Hamburg began an interdisciplinary project on cultural property supported by funds from the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft. The research team is composed of scholars in cultural anthropology/European ethnology, economics, ethnology, commercial and international law. These six linked projects are devoted to the question of how cultural property is constituted, focusing on actors, discourses, contexts and rules.” I have the honor of participating in this exciting project in a tertiary role as an international commentator. Learn more about the project here.