Monday, March 26

Dates Announced for SFA Oral History Workshop :: Two Minority Scholarships Available

Amy Evans Streeter interviews Willie May Evans by Maude Schuyler Clay

In an effort to train young scholars and bring more people into the field, we offer an annual oral history workshop. The workshop is held at SFA headquarters on the campus of the University of Mississippi and is led by SFA oral historian Amy Evans Streeter.

The 2012 workshop will be held May 29-June 1 in Oxford, MS.

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 the field via examples from the SFA archive, become familiar with equipment, acquire interviewing skills, explore the art of documentary photography, and learn a variety of processing techniques.

If you are a current student (graduate or undergraduate) and have an interest in gaining fieldwork experience or enhancing existing skills, we invite you to apply.

Two minority scholarships for the 2012 Oral History Workshop are available. These scholarships are intended to help defray some of the costs associated with attending the workshop, e. g., travel and lodging.

Registration is limited and admission is very competitive. 

Please visit the Oral History Workshop page on our website for more information.