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Shani Jordan-Goldman and Molly Hobey
create labels for 'From Africa to Medford'
Faucenia Booker speaks at the West
Medford Afro-American Remembrance
Project community event, May 2006
How Anthropologists Engage: Archived Projects and Classes (2002 - 2010)
We have long incorporated anthropological engagement into our
teaching. Students in community-based and publicy-engaged classes
have learned ethnographic research methods and anthropological
analysis in collaboration with members of local communities and
international organizations, contributing in a variety of ways to
oral history archives, museum exhibits, and community memory
David Guss (top left) with 2002 "Theatres of
Community" class at the Somerville
Theatre in Davis Square
Finding Our Place and Telling its Stories
For several years, the project-oriented seminar "Theatres of Community and the Social Production of Place," taught by David Guss, explored relations between cultural institutions—including universities—and the creation of a sense of place and community. In Spring 2002 and 2003, undergraduates in the class partnered with students from Somerville High School to collect oral histories from longtime Somerville residents. These oral histories were used in a major exhibit at the Somerville Museum titled "Lost Theatres of Somerville" and curated by David Guss. View the website.
Latino Communities in Somerville and Cambridge
Ariana Flores on WUMB
Oral Histories in the Tufts Digital Library
Tufts Digital Collections and Archives has digitized audiotapes of the oral history interviews conducted by students in three public anthropology seminars: "Urban Borderlands," "Place, Race, Memory," and "Theatres of Community."
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