Calling all oral historians! The Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) is now accepting applications for their 2016 oral history workshop. Each summer SFA brings together a diverse group young scholars and documentarians to explore SFA methods and approaches to oral history fieldwork, collecting life stories of those who inhabit the American South. The workshop will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on the campus of Emory University.
Throughout the week participants learn digital recording skills and techniques, hear guest lectures from Atlanta-based oral historians and documentarians, visit with former SFA oral history narrators, and collect an oral history interview. The session ends with participant presentations at an SFA gathering.
Our oral history workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate students (with no tuition fees for current students) and those currently working in oral history or documentary fieldwork. Applicants must have a strong interest in oral history and have a project he/she is in the process of collecting or has finished. An interest in foodways is a plus! Minority and bilingual applicants are encouraged. Diversity scholarships are available.
Applications are due by 5 pm EST on March 25th. All applicants will be notified by April 8th.