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Sign Up for AFS-Sponsored Webinars on Making the Best of Remote Fieldwork

Tuesday, April 14, 2020   (3 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman

AFS is co-sponsoring three webinars that dig into the how-tos of ethnographic fieldwork, with particular attention to how ethnographers can manage their interviews in an age of social distancing and travel restrictions.

Friday, April 24, 1:00-2:30 pm EST

Virtual Breakout Session on Remote Fieldwork: Getting Started in Making the Best of a Remote Situation, with Thomas Grant Richardson (independent folklorist, fieldworker, and traditional arts consultant). Co-sponsored with the Missouri Folk Arts Program.

This webinar will address how fieldwork can be undertaken remotely in situations where distance is required. Richardson will discuss what tools one might need, what kind of work can be done remotely, and showcase and explore models to consider based on work being done for the Show Me Folk initiative from the Missouri Folk Arts Program. 

Free to AFS and OHA members; $25 for non-members.  Register here.

 

May 1, 1:00-2:30 pm EST

Fieldwork and Digital Audio Technology: What to Know before You Go, with John Fenn (American Folklife Center) and Andy Kolovos (Vermont Folklife Center). Co-sponsored with the Oral History Association.  

This interactive webinar will provide beginning and seasoned fieldworkers alike with strategies and approaches for integrating digital audio capture technologies into their cultural documentation efforts, including options for remote audio capture that may serve those who can’t interview face to face. 

Free to AFS and OHA members; $75 for non-members. AFS members, see these instructions for how to register for free. 


Friday May 8, 1:00-2:30 pm EST

Virtual Breakout Session on Remote Fieldwork: Q and A to Discuss Particular Needs for Projects and Individuals, with Thomas Grant Richardson (independent folklorist, fieldworker, and traditional arts consultant) and John Fenn (American Folklife Center). Co-sponsored with the Missouri Folk Arts Program.

This webinar will employ a more informal roundtable approach than the first two webinars, taking time to answer your questions and allowing you to think through your own struggles together with a group of colleagues who are similarly finding creative responses for their work.

Seating is limited.  If needed, we will divide registrants for this webinar into multiple webinars so that individual needs are addressed. 

Free to AFS and OHA members; $25 for non-members.  Register here.

  

Comments...

Meredith McGriff says...
Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Hi everyone, materials from past webinars are now available to members at: https://www.afsnet.org/page/WebinarsMemberAccess
Heather J. Gerhart M.A. says...
Posted Thursday, May 7, 2020
I'm also looking for the recording of the past webinars. I am an AFS member - are the recordings available?
Cl�ona O'Carroll says...
Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2020
I have signed up for this Friday (May 8) webinar, but missed the webinar of April 24, which looks to have been related. Is it possible to listen to the webinar of April 24? I see OHA are making it available to its members. Thanks, Clíona O'Carroll


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