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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Homestead Bayfront Beach details

This project in cooperation with Biscayne National Park is a study on the beach during the 1950s-1960s. We are looking for people who have had experience or knowledge of the beach and the city of Homestead in general for interviews conducted by Iyshia Lowman, Master’s of Applied Anthropology student at the University of South Florida. […]

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Sulphur Springs Project Introduction

The Sulphur Springs Heritage project is part of an ongoing commitment by the University of South Florida designed to address the rising interest in, and need for, heritage management by communities, civic organizations, and other groups focused on preserving the past as a key cultural resource.  My name is Margaret Allsopp and I work with […]

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Sulphur Springs–Society for Applied Anthropology conference 2012: Student Poster Competition Winner

I submitted a poster to the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 2012 annual meeting that includes research from the Sulphur Springs and Nicodemus, Kansas communities. My poster was chosen as the Student Poster Competition Winner at the SfAA conference. The title of the poster was “Gaining the Attention of Youth in Heritage Research and Preservation: […]

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Sulphur Springs Service Learning Project 2011 Part Five

At the last sharing session with the youth and elders, one of the youth participants shared photos that he took of his community and his grandmother’s garden.  The youth who participated in the project were not able to access family photos in the short frame so I provided them with cameras to take pictures of […]

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