Volunteering for 2022 Season of Mapping Historical Trauma in Tulsa, 1921-2021
Are you a student with a passion for the study of history, racial justice, and the material remains of the past? Mapping Historical Trauma in Tulsa, 1921-2021 (MHTT), a research project led by Dr. Alicia Odewale (University of Tulsa) and Dr. Parker VanValkenburgh (Brown University), will be conducting research on and nearby OSU-Tulsa's campus during June and would like your help!

MHTT will will be conducting an archaeological survey in select locations within Greenwood from June 13th to June 24th, 2022, seeking to document the remains of historic structures in the district. To expand the impact of our program, we are excited to provide free archaeological skills training to high school and college students in the greater Tulsa area. Over the course of the program, students will learn about best practices for archaeological data recording, field survey using high resolution GPS, the history of Greenwood, and approaches in archaeology to highlight both the documentation of anti-Black violence and Black resilience in the 20th century.

In total, we have up to 20 spaces available for high school and college students who are residing in the greater Tulsa area between June 13th and June 24th. Spaces are open to all but preference will be given to students from historically underrepresented groups, those with ancestral ties to the Greenwood community, and students with previous experience in archaeology. If you are interested, please fill out the following form by May 20th, 2022 and please don't hesitate to reach out with questions to alicia-odewale@utulsa.edu and parker_vanvalkenburgh@brown.edu.

Again, please note that this field school opportunity is specifically for high school and college students. The project will be hosting a community-day event at which we welcome all interested parties.

What is your full name? *
What educational institution do you attend? *
Please briefly explain why you are interested in volunteering for this project. *
Please briefly describe any previous experience that you have had inside or outside the classroom with any of the following fields -- archaeology, anthropology, history, African American studies, Native American studies, geography, public humanities? *
When would you be interested and available to volunteer? Select all that apply.
Have you been or will you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before July 13th, 2022 -- including a booster, if appropriate? *
Which of the following groups do you self-Identify as a member of? *
What are your preferred pronouns?
We are committed to making this project inclusive for as many qualified students as we can accommodate. Do you anticipate any challenges to your being able to work in a physically demanding project in early June -- one that involves working outdoors, walking and/or standing for most of the workday? *
If you answered yes to the previous question, what accommodations would you require to participate?
Do you or your family have any historic connections to the Greenwood district -- i.e., former or current residency in the district, business or economic ties? *
If you answered yes to the previous question, could you please elaborate?
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