2016 SFA Oral Workshop Heads to Atlanta

Harold Shinn is the president of the Buford Highway Farmer's Market in Doraville, Georgia.
Buford Highway Farmer’s Market in Doraville, Georgia. Photograph by Kate Medley.

This summer, the SFA Oral History Workshop will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. 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 workshop will be lead by SFA oral historian Sara Wood.

The workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate 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! We strongly encourage minority applicants and applicants who are bilingual to apply.

This workshop is geared toward participants who already have some experience with oral history fieldwork. The primary focus of the workshop is to train and build the foundation for collaborative relationships with participants who wish to continue working with SFA on oral history projects after the workshop concludes.

Thanks to Edward Lee, two diversity scholarships are available. Applications are due Friday, March 25, 2016 at 5 PM EST.

Go here for more information and to apply.