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2017 Virginia Fieldwork Trip Applications Are Open!

For the past three years, a team of student researchers has traveled with SPOHP to the Tidewater region of Virginia to gather over 150 oral histories from watermen, veterans, and other residents of the region to document and preserve the traditions and culture of this once isolated part of the country. We have collaborated with local churches, historical societies, and foundations to establish a lasting relationship with the communities that we engage. Students should expect to encounter topics such as the fishing industry in the Chesapeake, environmental preservation, historic preservation, traditional crafts, civil rights, ghost stories, foodways, Native American history, colonial history, and more! If any of these sound interesting to you, feel free to apply!

Applications are due Friday, Sept. 15th.

Things to Expect:

  • Conduct anywhere from two to four individual/group interviews
  • Participate in a dig at a historical site with a professional archaeological team
  • Visit one of the many historically significant sites in the area (Jamestown, Yorktown,
    Williamsburg, etc.)

Trip Requirements:

  • Attend an informational meeting and a trip orientation (to be determined!)
  • Review provided readings prior to the trip
  • Conduct fieldwork in Mathews County and Lancaster County, Virginia
  • Submit a one-page reflection on the trip within one month of the trip’s conclusion

Information for students with disabilities:

The University of Florida is committed to providing academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should first register with the Disability Resource Center (352-392- 8565, www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/) by providing appropriate documentation. Once registered, students should present their accommodation letter to the internship coordinator supporting a request for accommodations. The University encourages students with disabilities to follow these procedures as early as possible within the semester.

We realize that many students will have to miss a few days of classes in order to attend this trip. With this in mind we are willing to provide an official letter from our program excusing you from class. We also can provide ample time to students during the trip (if needed) to study or complete any assignments they may have due. We strive to ensure that this trip will supplement each student’s college experience and not negatively impact their semester. If you have any questions or concerns about this or anything else concerning the trip, contact Patrick Daglaris at patrickdaglaris@gmail.com.

Please email application to Patrick Daglaris at patrickdaglaris@gmail.com or return the application to 243 Pugh
Hall.

Download the application below!

Virginia application 2017

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