Using SFA’s Archive: An Oral History Workshop

Introducing oral history archives to educators and users

Digging into the Archive: A Guide to using SFA Oral Histories
May 21, 2020 from 1-3 p.m. CT
Hosted on Zoom
Cost $20

This workshop will be hosted by Annemarie Anderson, SFA oral historian, and Jessica Taylor, assistant professor of History and Director of Public History at Virginia Tech. Anderson and Taylor will introduce SFA’s oral history archive to educators and users. They will present regionally specific foodways oral histories that can be used to foster place-based learning. While this workshop is geared towards educators, anyone who wants to use oral history archives to illustrate a thesis is welcome to attend.

In addition to providing ideas and thoughts for how to use SFA archives in the classroom, teaching, and learning, the workshop will also teach others how to use oral histories as primary sources and creative commons licenses to present this work.

The workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Please check your calendar before purchasing a ticket, as we are unable to offer refunds.


1:00-2:30 p.m.—Presentation on Archives and Creative Commons Resources

2:30-3:00 p.m.— Question and answer session

Event Presenters

Annemarie Anderson is the Southern Foodways Alliance oral historian. She earned a master’s degree in oral history from the University of Florida in 2017, as the first graduate of that program. She also received her bachelor’s degrees in English and history from UF.

Jessica Taylor is Director of Public History and assistant professor at Virginia Tech. She received her PhD from University of Florida in 2017 for her research on Native American life in Virginia. Her work examines landscape change in the South from the early modern period to the twentieth century. She teaches students about oral history and Native American history, and co-directed the Tidewater Virginia oral history project for the SFA.