Archive | April, 2012

Heritage Lab alum Justin Hosbey awarded Ford Foundation Fellowship!

Justin was a researcher in the Heritage Research Lab under Dr. Antoinette Jackson’s direction while pursuing his MA degree in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida. He worked on Dr. Jackson’s NPS projects in Archery, Georgia and Nicodemus, Kansas. His thesis research analyzed women’s roles in cultural reproduction in Nicodemus, Kansas. Justin is […]

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Homestead Beach February visit

For this trip to Homestead I was only able to interview one person.  He happened to have worked for Miami-Dade County in the past, but is currently an artist.  Another possible interviewee stated that he may have some pictures that can be used for the project.  He is also another employee of the National Park […]

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Homestead Beach January visit

The first two days were for participant observation and archival and library research specifically.  The third day was set for 1 interview and archival research.  I went to the Homestead library, the downtown Miami Library, and History Miami Museum to conduct archival research.  At Homestead library I was able to find some resources that depicted […]

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Homestead Beach December visit and 1st interviews

On Thursday I met with  a contact at the Gold Coast Railroad museum in Miami, FL.  He showed some paintings that he had drawn about black beaches but no artifacts and photos from Homestead Bayfront Beach as he stated before.  He, however, arranged a meeting with a local artist who had visited the beach in […]

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News about SfAA Conference: USF Students excel at National Conference

USF Department of Anthropology Heritage Research Concentration does well at SfAA National Conference in Baltimore – Award Winning Posters! Margaret Allsopp SfAA Student Poster Prize. Elizabeth McCoy Valene Smith Tourism Poster Award. The USF Department of Anthropology was well represented in the area of Heritage Research/Tourism at the SfAA National Conference in Baltimore, MD. Panels, […]

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Homestead Beach Society for Applied Anthropology conference

This past week a poster for this project was submitted to the Society for Applied Anthropology conference in Baltimore. The poster outlined the project’s details, including photos and future aspirations for the study. Next year, this project will be presented in a paper submission.

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