Guha Shankar

I research, teach, train and engage people in the art of cultural documentation and ethnographic fieldwork.  An inelegant way of putting it is that I am interested in the process from "soup to nuts," that is from, conception to inception to production to preservation of documentary materials - audio, film, photographs. Its all a moving target as I have found out ( somewhat painfully) in that the approach, impetus, means, methods and especially technology that underlies the process is prone to shifts, moves and changes -- and all with astonishing rapidity.  The notion I keep in close proximity is that teachers and trainers are also at the same time pupils and trainees.


Baltimore, MD



American Folklore Society, Society of American Archivists, Society for Applied Anthropology, Federal Audio-Visual Digitization Initiative (FADGI) working groups


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