Henry Glassie

Material Spirits: Traditional Art in Contemporary Bangladesh

Henry Glassie, recently retired College Professor of Folklore at Indiana University, has received many awards for his work, including the Chicago Folklore Prize, the Haney Prize in the Social Sciences, the Cummings Award of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, the Kniffen and Douglas awards of the Pioneer America Society, and formal recognition for his contributions from the ministries of culture of Turkey and Bangladesh. Three of his works have
been named among the notable books of the year by The New York Times. Glassie has lectured throughout the United States and Canada, and in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France, Germany, Turkey, Israel, Kuwait, India, Bangladesh, China, and Japan. He is the author of Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of the Eastern United States, Folk Housing in Middle Virginia, All Silver and No Brass, Irish Folk History,
Passing the Time in Ballymenone, Irish Folktales, The Spirit of Folk Art, Turkish Traditional Art Today, Art and Life in Bangladesh, Material Culture, The Potter’s Art, Vernacular Architecture, and The Stars of Ballymenone. He is currently completing a book on the life and art of the Nigerian artist Prince Twins Seven-Seven.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Folklore Program, Department of Anthropology, and the Material Cultures Program