AFC Concerts, Lectures, and Symposia
with Webcasts, Photographs, and Essays
Materials available online will vary, but may include webcasts, scholarly essays, biographical information, and photographs. Since 2006, most public events have been recorded for webcast. Earlier than this there was some digital videotaping of events. If an event was recorded for webcast, the webcast may not become available until six months or more after the event. Recordings may be available in the Folklife Reading Room for an event that was audio- or video-recorded, but not produced as a webcast. For currently scheduled events, go to the What's Happening at the American Folklife Center page.
Botkin Lecture Series Online Archive
Select this link for lectures produced through the Botkin Lecture Series begining with the 2004 season. Webcasts and scholarly essays from the event flyers are put online as they are prepared for presentation. Links to online presentations of lectures produced by the American Folklife Center that are not part of the Botkin Lecture Series are also available from this page.
Civil Rights History Project Events Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at the Long Civil Rights Movement.
Homegrown Concert Series Online Archive
Select this link for concerts produced through the Homegrown Concert Series, including music and storytelling events, begining with the 2005 season. Two short video excerpts from a concert produced in 2002 are also available. Webcasts and scholarly essays from the event flyers are put online as they are prepared for presentation. Links to presentations of concerts produced by the American Folklife Center that are not part of the Homegrown Concert Series are also available from the Homegrown Online Archive page.
National Visionary Leadership Project Collection Showcase Running time 55:53
A Library of Congress African American History Month, 2008 event. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. [The link goes directly to the webcast.]
Northern Ireland Concerts and Lectures:
2007 events: In 2007 the Library of Congress hosted a symposium, lectures, and concerts in connection with the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme. Select the link for more information, available webcasts, and photographs of the events.
2008 events: In 2008 the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme continued, with events hosted by the American Folklife Center, including a concert by Tommy Sands and family, a lecture on the song tradition of Ulster by Len Graham, and a lecture on the shift from handloom to industrial linen weaving and related songs by Maurice Leydan. Select the link for more information and webcasts.
Symposia and Related Events Online Archive
Select this link for past American Folklife Center symposia and related events. Event photographs and webcasts are made available as digital materials are prepared for presentation. In some cases parts of the event, such as evening receptions, are not recorded for webcast. The earliest symposium, presented in 2000, was partially recorded for webcast.