A Symposium in Honor of Dan Ben-Amos

Dan Ben-Amos

On November 19, 2023, PENN faculty and students, as well as long-time Folklore colleagues, came together to remember the legacy of Dan Ben-Amos, Professor of Folklore and Folklife.  We were honored to also have Dan’s family in attendance – his wife, Dr. Batsheva Ben-Amos; his son, Itamar; his son, Ariel and his daughter-in-law, Paula.  Many more joined virtually.

Speakers Wolfgang Mieder, Simon Bronner, Juwen Zhang and Amy Shuman shared, as best they could in too short a time, Dan’s impact on Folklore studies, his influence on their own careers and the importance of his genuine caring and friendship over a 57-year career, all but one of which was spent at the University of Pennsylvania.

If you were not able to join us, you can view a recording of the event here:  Symposium in Honor of Dan Ben-Amos