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The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Jct. hosts the VFC for this workshop presenting the theories and methods that inform oral history research with practical, hands-on training in oral history interview techniques.
This workshop offered in partnership with Northern Stage in White River Jct. VT will explore the ethics and techniques of oral history, ethnography, and storytelling as activist research methodologies.
In this workshop at the VFC in Middlebury we’ll use the ‘Vox Pop’ format of collecting many answers to one question as an entry point to learn the concepts and methods behind interviewing, audio-recording and audio-editing.
The Generator Makerspace in Burlington hosts this hands-on workshop for anyone wanting to learn the ins-and-outs of audio production and storytelling with a focus on documenting culture, community and place.
This workshop, held at the VFC in Middlebury, will provide a basic introduction to the use of contemporary digital audio recording equipment in the context of ethnographic and oral history interviews.
This workshop presented at The Generator maker-space in Burlington offers tools and methods for developing collaborative projects centered in community-based research, documentary or storytelling mediums.
The Vermont Folklife Center’s "Discovering Community Summer Institute" brings together educators from across the state for a four-day intensive exploring digital storytelling, media making, ethnography and community based research. August 12-15, 2019 at The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT.
The “meet-cute” is as old as love itself. This term refers to the conditions under which two potential partners meet. Your true love could be on the other side of the desk at a job interview, at the end of a scavenger hunt, or the last one out of the clown car. Yes, these are all true stories. Hear them in this month’s episode of VT Untapped.
Major J. Francis Angier tells the gripping story of being shot down over Germany during World War II, surviving as a prisoner of war, and saving two ships carrying hundreds of soldiers from certain doom.
Based on interviews with hunters conducted by the Vermont Folklife Center, “Deer Stories” doesn’t advocate for or condemn hunting but rather explores the experience from an insider’s point of view.
“What’s my drag?” That’s the question photographer Evie Lovett found herself asking after spending time with Kitty, Mama, Candi, and Sophia, all drag queens at the Rainbow Cattle Company, a gay bar in Dummerston, Vermont.
Welcome to VT Untapped, a podcast from the Vermont Folklife Center that explores the cultures of Vermont through the voices of its own residents. Check out our preview and look for the first full episodes in early December!
COMING SOON! Ice Shanties is an exhibition about the structures, people and culture of ice fishing seen through the lens of Vermont-based Colombian photographer Federico Pardo - with audio reflections from the shanty owners drawn from interviews conducted by the Vermont Folklife Center. Exhibit Opens: February, 15th 2019
Meet our 2019 Jane Beck Folklife Fellow, archivist Susan Creighton.
With the financial support of a fellowship from Brown University, Vermont Folklife Center Executive Director Kathleen Haughey will be on leave until January 2020 in order to complete her dissertation and PhD in ethnomusicology.
This year the Flanders Award for Traditional Vermont Music has been awarded to two musician/scholars: North Bennington, VT native, Matthew Christian and Nora Rodes, a student at the Putney School.
Get excited! In early December the Folklife Center will launch VT Untapped™, its very own podcast. Host Mary Wesley is your guide as you explore Vermont’s people and cultures through the voices of its residents.
A short comic produced by Lucy Wright based on her fieldwork experiences studying traditional dance in the UK. Lucy created it as a part the Culture Through Comics workshop we coordinated at the Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society in Buffalo, NY.
Exploring and documenting the role of the Grange in Vermont today - specifically focusing on two active community Granges: Middle Branch Grange in East Bethel and Riverside Grange in West Topsham.
In 1983 Jane Beck, the founder of the Vermont Folklife Center, first met Daisy Turner, who then was 100 years old, born in Grafton, Vermont, the daughter of slaves.
An ethnographic cartooning project that pairs Vermont cartoonists with Latin American migrant farm workers on Vermont dairy farms.