The People Behind the Dublin Seminar

The principal founder of the Dublin Seminar was Peter Benes. With his wife, Jane Montague Benes, and in some years their children, Peter organized the conferences for many years and produced the Publications volumes. Read more about Peter Benes here.

The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the state of New Hampshire. These are our officers, board members, and committee volunteers as of spring 2022, serving one- to three-year terms.

Board of Trustees

President: Marla Miller
Secretary/Clerk: Georgia Barnhill
Treasurer: Katheryn Viens

Members at Large:
Donald R. Friary
Caroline Sloat

Additional board members:
Will Moore
J. L. Bell 
Gail Nessell Colglazier
Margaret Bruchac
Elizabeth Stevens

The 2023 Program Committee

Margaret Bruchac, co-chair
Marla Miller, co-chair
Ross W. Beales, Jr.
Richard M. Candee
Kathleen Daly
Robert P. Emlen
Michael J. Emmons, Jr.
Anne Lanning
Barbara Mathews

The 2022 Program Committee

Robert P. Emlen, chair
Lynne Z. Bassett, co-chair
Tom Kelleher, co-chair
Ross W. Beales, Jr.
Richard M. Candee
Anne Lanning
Barbara Mathews

Membership Committee

Will Moore
Richard M. Candee
Rebecca Noel

Online Presence Committee

J. L. Bell
Marla Miller
Allison Smith

We are grateful to everyone who has volunteered their time and expertise to the Dublin Seminar since 1976.

Attendees at a recent Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife in Deerfield, Massachusetts.

We hope you’ll join us at an upcoming Dublin Seminar!