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Humanistic Studies Center to host Sept. 19-21 program at Minnowbrook
Syracuse University’s Humanistic Studies Center will host a weekend program “Life and Landscape in the Adirondacks,” Sept. 19-21 at the Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.
Authors Phil Terrie and Robert Bogdan and folklorist Fay McMahon will lead discussions on the interrelationship between the place and people of the region and how they have shaped each other.
Bogdan is author of the books “Adirondack Vernacular: The Photography of Henry M. Beach” and “Exposing the Wilderness: Early Twentieth Century Adirondack Postcard Photographers.” He is a professor of sociology and cultural foundations of education at SU.
McMahon is a research associate at SU. She earned her Ph.D. in folklore and folklore studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of several publications, including many on the folklore of the Adirondacks.
Terrie is a professor of English and American studies at Bowling Green State University. He is former assistant curator at the Adirondack Museum and has written numerous articles on Adirondack history and environmental literature. His most recent books are “Contested Terrain: A New History of Nature and People in the Adirondacks” and “Forever Wild: A Cultural History of Wilderness in the Adirondacks.”
Tuition, including lodging and meals, is $425 per person or $696 per couple. For more information call 315-443-3271.