Tuesday, January 19, 2010

How to Plan an Oral History or Folklore Project (Corner Brook)

A practical, three-hour workshop on how to develop plans for cultural documentation projects. 

The workshop will take participants through the process of planning a project, from establishing goals, doing preliminary research, addressing issues around ethics and consent, choosing personnel, documentation methods, processing collected materials, equipment, and budgets.  This workshop will be beneficial to people who are contemplating folklore and oral history projects of all sorts, ranging from short-term projects involving a single researcher to complex, long-term projects involving many researchers. 

Instructor:   Dale Jarvis, ICH Development Officer
Tuition:       $25
Date:           Wed, Jan 27th, 2010, 1-4 pm
Location:     Grenfell Room B, Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook

Dale Jarvis is a folklorist, researcher, and author, who has been working for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) since 1996. In April 2008, he took on the role of Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, one of only two provincially funded, full-time folklorist positions in Canada.

Dale has a BSc (Hons) in Anthropology/Archaeology from Trent University (Peterborough) and an MA in Folklore from Memorial University. He is past president of the Newfoundland Historic Trust, and the author of two popular books on Newfoundland and Labrador folklore, and a third book of world ghost stories for young adult readers.

To register, contact Dale Jarvis at ich@heritagefoundation.ca or phone 1-888-739-1892 ext2

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