The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Fieldwork Support Group 10/28

Last year we had the first two meetings of the “fieldwork lab” — an informal cross-departmental support group for students at Harvard and MIT who are doing independent fieldwork or are interested in getting (re)started. We are hoping to revive the group and restart our meetings.

To recap from our past meetings, it seems to us that there’s not much dialogue between the different students who do fieldwork, nor is there much information on the logistical/practical aspects of fieldwork (like funding, equipment, travel, etc.). We think it would be good to have something ongoing, self-sustainable, and student-organized beyond the field methods courses that are offered at either department.

We’re having our first meeting to brainstorm ideas on what this group can do to be maximally useful to everyone involved – so, our first meeting will be:

When: Wednesday October 28th, 5:30-7pm (there will be food!)

Where: MIT, 32-D831

If you can’t attend but would like to be a part of this, or you have any questions, please email Michelle Yuan or TC and we’ll include you on our future communications.