Cate-Pizarro Updated Proposal

My update for my project proposal is minimal, and I know I have a lot of footwork to do. I need to meet with people in Williamsburg to get a sense of exactly where my project is going. I’ve been looking more into folklore and how it operates in society. I was really grateful that our guest Laurie Brown mentioned her ghost story today. After class I asked her if she would talk with me more about the dynamic between scholarship and superstition, especially in reference to Colonial Williamsburg. Next week will be a big week for me (I hope), because I hope to meet with a local paranormal activity enthusiast in the area. Right now I don’t really have too much more to add, hopefully there is more to come after next week.


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The Williamsburg Documentary Project (WDP) strives to collect and preserve the rich past of Williamsburg, Virginia. By conducting oral history interviews, building physical and digital archives, and creating online exhibits, the WDP interprets Williamsburg’s recent past. The WDP works towards developing a better understanding of Williamsburg by bringing together individuals, local groups, Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William & Mary.

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