ORAL HISTORIES IN THE TIME OF COVID
In spring 2021, George Mason University students, under the supervision of folklorists and professor Dr. Lisa Gilman, conducted virtual interviews with community members on "Calvert County: The Culture of Agriculture Past and Present.” Students gathered photographs and other documentation, and produced podcasts, videos, and other materials for use by the county.
We held a workshop, provided by the American Folklife Center which integrated training students with providing opportunities for Calvert County residents to develop interviews skills as part of this larger project.
Resources from the Workshop
February 16, 2021 Presentation (pdf)
Anderson and Jack. 1991. Learning to Listen: Interview Techniques and Analyses (PDF) In Women’s Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History, ed. Gluck, Sherna Berger and Daphne Patai. New York: Routledge. (pdff)
Folklife and Fieldwork (pdf)
The Big Picture: Hear My Voice Facebook Live, 2/25/2021
The schedule of events is subject to changed based on the status of the coronavirus response, weather, staffing, and other situations that may arise. If Calvert Nature Society or Calvert County Natural Resources Division cancels a program, a full refund will be issued.