My Vietnam Your Iraq

2010 IDAH Fellow Ron Osgood is developing an interactive documentary that will tell stories about the Vietnam War from both sides. More about Ron Osgood

Virtual Kumasi Central Market

Gracia Clark, a 2010 IDAH fellow, seeks to recreate the fieldwork experience by structuring the original materials interactively so that the visitors’ questions shape what they learn. Her project is titled, "Virtual Kumasi Central Market." More about Gracia Clark

Dolinsky at Intermedia

2009 IDAH Fellow Margaret Dolinsky participates in the Intermedia Festival,  a unique series of concerts and events presenting futuristic modes of live performance in the telematic and media arts. More about Margaret Dolinsky ...

Gracia Clark

Gracia Clark has studied the Kumasi Central Market in Ghana, West Africa since 1978. Her thesis research in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge highlighted the regional dominance of this urban daily market, and the relations of credit, leadership and domestic work that kept its 20,000 traders in their stalls.

She consulted for the International Labor Office and United Nations Development Fund for Women for several years before teaching at University of Wisconsin, Parkside and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Subsequent fieldwork addressed development issues of food security and trade liberalization and recorded life stories from older traders. A forthcoming Indiana University Press volume of life stories titled Raising Capital, Raising Children complements her 1994 book Onions are My Husband.

Her IDAH project Virtual Kumasi Central Market seeks to recreate the fieldwork experience by structuring the original materials interactively so that the visitors’ questions shape what they learn.

Images from Kumasi

Local Muslim schoolteachers in Kumasi preparing transcripts and translations of video interviews in 2009 on their laptops.

Interviewing Kumasi Muslim men in 2009 for West African Islam Web site.

Interviewing Muslim women in Kumasi in 2006, for West African Islam Web site.

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