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Grand Opening of “Water/Ways” and “Sulphur Springs: An Enduring Legacy” Feb 4 @ 11:30am

The USF Heritage Research Lab is proud to support the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit – Water/Ways and the grand opening of the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center’s new building and exhibit on local history. The Heritage Lab has a long history of research and work in this community beginning with Dr. Antoinette Jackson’s Issues […]

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USF Heritage Research Lab team begins Ethnographic Project in the US Virgin Islands Summer 2016

The USF Heritage Research Lab team led by Dr. Antoinette Jackson is working on an Ethnographic Assessment project in the US Virgin Islands funded by the National Park Service. The research is focused on recording the history and experiences of people associated with the US Virgin Islands National Park with a specific emphasis on Hassel […]

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Ethnographic research on St. John, USVI with Jewel Cumberbatch – What I learned!

Greetings. This is Jewel. For two weeks I got the opportunity to work on an Ethnographic Assessment and Overview on St. John and Hassel Islands in the US Virgin Islands in conjunction with the National Park Service and the University of South Florida. While a member of the USF project team I got the chance […]

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USF Heritage REU Summer 2016 participants talk about their fieldwork experiences and share what they learned about Anthropology

Student participants, Jewel Cumberatch and Shermiga Emilcar, interview each other about their Summer 2016 Heritage REU experience on St. John, USVI.          

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Shermiga Emilcar, St. John Island, USVI

My name is Shermiga Emilcar and I am here on St. John, USVI working on an Ethnographic Project on the island. I am connected with this project in that although I am not an anthropologist yet, I am getting hands on experience by working on this project. By talking to the people on the island […]

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Jewel Cumberbatch Ethnographic fieldwork on St. John Island, USVI

Greetings. My name is Jewel and I am currently working on an Ethnographic Assessment and Overview in St. John and Hassel Island in the US Virgin Islands in conjunction with the National Park Service and the University of South Florida. I am very passionate about this project because I am from the Virgin Islands, being […]

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Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award Winner Alauna Martinez!

The USF Heritage Lab would like to congratulate USF Honors College undergraduate, Alauna Martinez, a Biomedical Sciences major, for winning an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award for her presentation at the 2016 Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium! Her thesis advisor is Dr. Antoinette Jackson and Ph.D candidate Kiersten Downs is also a member of the […]

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Congratulations to USF graduate student Eric Koenig who won the 2015 Valene Smith Tourism Poster Competition at the SfAA meeting!

Congratulations to USF graduate student Eric Koenig, who won the 2015 Valene Smith Tourism Poster Competition, sponsored by the Tourism and Heritage TIG, at the recent SfAA meeting.  His poster was entitled, “Tourism Development, Fishing, and Heritage Conception:  Exploring Pathways to Sustainable Heritage Tourism on the Placencia Peninsula, Belize.”  The poster is available for viewing […]

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Engaging Youth in Heritage Research and Preservation Through Geocaching – by Margaret Allsopp

My dissertation research explores the role of technology in the construction of heritage as a cultural resource at the community level.  Specifically, I focus on the use of intergenerational geocaching (i.e., a type of high-tech treasure hunt) through an examination of a preservation project in the urban community of Sulphur Springs, a neighborhood in Tampa, […]

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Article on Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Nicodemus Community Featured on Anthropology News Online!

Dr. Jackson’s article on intangible cultural heritage and the Nicodemus Community was featured on the homepage of Anthropology News Online!  You can now read it at http://heritagelab.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/AnthropologyNewsMarch2014JacksonArticle.pdf.

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