Workshop on archival research for Historical Sociolinguistics

Event Date/Time: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Details: 

Join us for a guided introduction to working with archival materials (historical text, image, audio, video) and a broad discussion of practices and skills for acquiring historical sociolinguistic datasets from archival collections. The workshop will include a hands-on "data excursion" to the University of Kentucky Libraries' oral history center, archives, and special collections (with its wealth of Kentucky- and Appalachian-related resources and materials) with the aim of stimulating general discussion of and interest in the rich and extensive historical sociolinguistic datasets that are all around us in our own libraries, centers, and archives. (Facilitated by the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) - please RSVP to to indicate your interest in participating.)