Friday, May 27

ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP AT SFA HEADQUARTERS ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI CAMPUS


SFA oral historian Amy Evans Streeter just concluded the first annual oral history workshop at SFA headquarters on the University of Mississippi campus. Graduate students from across the region traveled to Oxford to be introduced to SFA-devised methods and practices as they relate to the collection of fieldwork. 

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:
Tandra Taylor – Heritage Preservation, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, GA 
Nell Knox – Southern Studies, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Ashley Young – History, Duke, Durham, NC 
Niko Tonks – American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Qiaoyun Zhang – Anthropology, Tulane, New Orleans, LA
Anne Gessler – American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Katie Rawson – Liberal Arts, Emory, Atlanta, GA
Sara Camp Arnold – Folklore, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

In addition to learning the nuts and bolts of collecting and processing oral histories, the group followed Amy into the field to conduct an interview with Liz Stagg, owner of the Farmers' Market store in Oxford. We'll feature the product of that collaboration here soon.

All of us here at the SFA enjoyed hosting this diverse and enthusiastic group. We look forward to hearing tell of the manner in which their workshop experiences influence their academic and personal pursuits.