Workshop: Southern Foodways Alliance 2017 Oral History Workshop

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July 16, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Mississippi, United States
Subject Fields: 
Oral History, Public History, Research and Methodology, Social Sciences, Humanities


The Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA), an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture based at the University of Mississippi, will hold its 2017 oral history workshop in Atlanta, Georgia July 16-22, 2017.

The SFA studies and explores stories of the American South using foodways to examine race, gender, class, labor, sexuality, and other cultural issues throughout the region.

This workshop is geared toward those who are new or moderately new to oral history methods and fieldwork. Participants will think critically and creatively about the dissemination of oral histories and the impact recorded narratives have on communities and audiences. The week will culminate in the collection and processing of oral history interviews using foodways as a way to open the door to life stories and experiences. The workshop will be led by SFA oral historian Sara Wood.

We strongly encourage applicants of color to apply. Diversity scholarships are available. 

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, professors, educators, and SFA members, participants will learn SFA-devised methods and approaches to oral history, audio recording skills and techniques, an intro to digital photography, and hear guest lecturers from Atlanta-based documentarians.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 24, 2017. For more information about the workshop, or to submit an application please visit SFA's website.