Tuesday, May 3

REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR SFA MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY, MAY 6


May 23-27, the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi will host a week-long oral history workshop. The workshop meets the needs of SFA collaborators in foodways fieldwork.

A minority scholarship for the 2011 Oral History Workshop is available. The scholarship will pay tuition, and a minority scholar will receive up to $500 that may be used for expenses related to travel, lodging, and meals.

Applicants should be full-time students with a strong interest in documentary studies, especially as they relate to foodways. Please submit a letter of interest, as well as one letter of recommendation, to Amy Evans Streeter at acevans@olemiss.edu, to be considered for the scholarship.

Deadline for submissions is MAY 6, 2011.

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GATHERING THE STORIES BEHIND THE FOOD:
AN ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP
MAY 23-27, 2011
SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN CULTURE
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI 
DIRECTED BY AMY EVANS STREETER, SFA ORAL HISTORIAN

This workshop is an introduction to SFA-devised oral history methods and practices. The focus will be on digital audio and still photographs, applied to the study of foodways. Workshop participants will be introduced to a variety of fieldwork projects, become familiar with equipment, acquire interviewing techniques, and learn how to process their work.  Participants will conduct their own short interviews, time permitting.
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Please direct questions to Amy Evans Streeter, (662) 915-5993 or acevans@olemiss.edu