Conratulations to Professor Kate Goldfarb who has been awarded a Promoting Public Impact Grant from the Office for Outreach and Engagement for "Marshall Fire Story Project."
Last semester, Professor Goldfarb's Practicing Anthropology students built a relationship with the Louisville Historical Museum. Professor Goldfarb and one of her students will be collaborating with museum on the Marshall Fire Story Project as "official" University partners. The goal of the project is to create a community archive about folks' experiences with the Marshall Fire and aftermath, and will do story collection in English and Spanish. There are connections to my Knowing Air project (since people inevitably talk about smoke and air) but this is really driven by the Museum's objectives to collect open-ended narratives. The overall purpose of the grant is "to create a community archive useable by community and academic researchers, provide a space for affected individuals to share their story, and offer the entire community a place to have their voice heard and added to the historical record."