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RIA #26: Nick Foreman on Archival Research

 

Nick Foreman

Nick Foreman

On this episode, Katie is joined by Nick Foreman, a PhD candidate in American and Latin American history at the University of Florida. Nick also teaches food history in the department of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State. His dissertation, entitled “The Calorie of Progress” explores the cultural and material significance of food supply in Louisiana during the late colonial and early American periods. His work has been published in Smithsonian Magazine.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Archival Research [00:00-10:31]

In this first segment, Nick shares about his dissertation research and what led him to using archives.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Logistics of Archival Research [10:32-20:16]

In segment two, Nick shares some of the basic logistics of conducting archival research.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Real World Application of Historical Research [20:17-29:41]

In segment three, Nick shares how he connects his historical research to contemporary events and topics.

Bonus Clip # 1: Organizing Archival Data  [00:00-4:12]

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip # 2: Learning about the Logistics of Archival Research [00:00-7:16]

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

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