Grand Opening of “Water/Ways” and “Sulphur Springs: An Enduring Legacy”

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…

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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…

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USF graduate student Eric Koenig won Valene Smith Tourism Poster Competition at SfAA

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…

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Engaging Youth in Heritage Research and Preservation Through Geocaching

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…

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