Due to strong demand the CDS Continuing Education program will offer an additional section of the Introductory Seminar in Documentary Studies. Led by folklorist Joy Salyers, the class is designed for students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program or those who plan to enroll. The documentary arts encompass many genres and numerous means of interacting with the world, whether via photography, video, oral history, writing, ethnography, community partnerships, or other methods. The class emphasizes not only these various methodologies but also philosophies and ethics of fieldwork in different settings. Students will explore examples of documentary work and, at the final meeting, will present project ideas of their own.
Introductory Seminar in Documentary Studies
Thursdays, November 8–December 20, 6:30–9 p.m.
NOTE: no class on Thanksgiving (November 22); double class on Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina
Joy Salyers is a folklorist, writer, and anti-racism educator. She is the executive director of the North Carolina Folklife Institute, and the secretary of the North Carolina Folklore Society. She also consults with individuals and groups on a variety of topics—her specialties include using oral history, experiential learning, and creativity to bridge community divisions, develop identity, and combat prejudice. Her personal fieldwork includes documenting life histories, writing poetry from family stories, and collaborating with members of a modern performance community.