人类学系讲座:华盛顿州的文化旅游

发布日期:2012-03-19   已被浏览:

讲座题目:华盛顿州的文化旅游(Cultural Tourism in WashingtonState)

讲座人:史威利(Dr. Willie Smyth

主持人:张先清教授

时间:2012320  下午430-630

地点:人文学院320会议室

美国华盛顿州艺术委员会民间艺术专业委员会主任、民间与传统艺术项目总监、富布赖特项目专家学者史威利博士(Dr. Willie Smyth)将从他丰富的经验出发,向我们介绍他所指导过的文化旅游项目,重点介绍华盛顿地区的文化遗产旅游系列项目,并向我们展示从华盛顿州的西雅图到俄勒冈州波特兰市之间200英里沿线的传统文化保护与开发案例及人类学研究。

 

讲座人简介:

 

Dr. Willie Smyth

Folk Arts Program Manager

Washington State Arts Commission

 

Willie Smyth received his doctorate (Ph.D. Folklore and Mythology, Theater Arts) at U.C.L.A.  His M.A. research focused on American Indian myth and ritual (M.A. Anthropology and Folklore; U.C.L.A.) and Chinese religion and culture (M.A. Asian/Religious Studies U.C.S.B.). He has worked as the Washington State Arts Commission’s Folk Arts Coordinator since February 1991. Before that, he began and managed the State Arts Council of Oklahoma’s Folk Arts Program (1987-1991).

 

He is currently a Fulbright Specialist Scholar with his most recent residency at Jinan University, Guangzhou. His specialties include Cultural Heritage Tourism, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Intellectual Property, American Folklife Traditions, and Arts Administration. He is the U.S.-China American Folklore Society representative for scholarly exchanges. His recent work includes production of six Heritage Tour guidebooks and cassettes featuring traditional artists of Washington State; initiating a Folk Arts Program in the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission; creating a Washington Latino Traditional Arts Infrasturcture project; and beginning the Washington Arts and Healthcare Network. Smyth began and manages Washington’s Folk Arts Fellowships and Master/Apprentice program, an endeavor that supports the transmission of traditions from expert teachers to students.

 

Before this, he produced Asian Festivals of Washington, a project which showcased Asian traditional festivals in the Puget Sound area; Gritos del Alma, an event encompassing a concert, book/cassettes, and a radio show; “Spirit of the First People: Native American Music of Washington State,” a project involving exhibits, performances, symposia, and editing and contributing to a 200-page book and CD published by University of  Washington  Press 1999; Woodworks: Washington’s Timber Heritage, an event honoring artists who work with wood; the first Northwest National American Basketweavers’ and Northwest Native  American Woodcarvers gatherings; and Washington’s Grange Heritage, a radio show focusing on Washington’s rural traditions.

 

He has authored 18 articles and 3 books on a wide range of cultures and traditional expressions. His current activities include managing the Governor’s Heritage Awards and serving on national and regional panels, advisory groups, and committees.