Digital Humanities Lab

UWM Projects in Digital Humanities: Wisconsin Farms Oral History Project

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Project Title: Wisconsin Farms Oral History Project

Primary UWM Contact: Jasmine Alinder (team member)

Affiliated Institutions: UW-Whitewater (lead), UW-Madison, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh

Description: The Wisconsin Farms Oral History Project, an initiative of UW Whitewater’s Public History Program, involves a collaboration of UW campuses throughout the state focusing on the history of food and farming in Wisconsin in particular as those relate to race, ethnicity, and cultural diversity.The project employs a “community-based history” approach, primarily through oral history collection and story sharing.It also includes the collection of documents and artifacts and the aggregation of scholarly, historical and other resources on topics related to farming, race and ethnicity.