Department: Literature, Folklore and the Arts
Dr. Gerald L. Pocius is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the American Folklore Society. He has published widely on material culture, vernacular architecture, heritage, folksong, vernacular religion, and traditional health systems. He has curated a number of exhibits, and has worked with various levels of governments on UNESCO intangible culturalheritage policy. For many years he was editor of the journal Material Culture Review. His book, A Place to Belong, was awarded the international Chicago Folklore Prize, and the Cummings Prize from the Vernacular Architecture Forum. He taught for over thirty years in Memorial University of Newfoundland�s Folklore Department, where he was University Research Professor. His current research projects include Regency era townscapes in Newfoundland and Jewish domestic architecture in Sydney.
folklore, material culture, vernacular architecture, cultural landscapes, museums and historic sites