Field School tour of the Beckley Exhibition Mine

Today we traveled to Beckley to tour the exhibition mine. We rode a small train deep into the earth. The site included several coal camp structures: a camp house, bachelor shanty, one room school, church and the superintendent's house. The students have been reading about and interviewing coal mining families before and during the field …

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Negotiating a Research site: Working with ANC

From my first meeting with staff from the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress in 2010, my hope was to do a documentation project on Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).  My AFC colleague David Taylor recommended the cemetery as a site, mainly because no on had every done a documentation of the work …

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GMU-LOC Field School for Cultural Documentation

The Cultures of Work: A Field School for Cultural Documentation May 20- June 22, 2013 Arlington, Virginia Sponsored by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, and the Folklore Studies Program, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia Course Content This intensive course will offer hands-on ethnographic training for beginners in the documentation of local cultural resources, …

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Columbia Pike Documentary Project -Emmy nomination

 This film, a production of Arlington County, documents the Columbia Pike Documentary Project.  It has received a regional nominated for an Emmy.  On Monday, a group of GMU students will begin training to span out and begin taking systematic oral histories of Pike residents.  This course, The Field school for Cultural Documentation,  is a collaborative …

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Underground Undergrads:UCLA’s Undocumented Immigrants Speak Out

As part of an ongoing series of conversations on international migration, Migration Projects @ Mason is pleased to announce a book talk and DVD presentation of Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrants Speak Out.  Kent Wong, Director of UCLA's Center for Labor Research and Education and Mantias Ramos, UCLA graduate and immigration rights activist, will discuss …

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