A Panel on Urban Planning: Careers, Graduate School, and Current Events

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On April 6th at 6pm, a panel of professionals (including our own Dr. Smith!) will discuss careers, graduate school possibilities, and current events in the world of Urban Planning. This event is open to everyone, especially those interested in historic preservation, geography, GIS, or planning! The event will be held in Monroe Hall room 240. … [Read more...]

Archaeology Field School at Sherwood Forest Plantation

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This summer is your chance to get your hands dirty on a true archaeological excavation. The Sherwood Forest Plantation in Stafford County, VA was occupied throughout the Antebellum, Civil War, and Post Bellum periods. The field school is five weeks long and will give students three credit hours.  For more information, please contact Dr. Lauren McMillan at lmcmi6lq@umw.edu! … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Preservation Conference on Automotive Heritage

The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) and the Historic Preservation & Community Planning Program at the College of Charleston are pleased to announce the following call for papers for an international conference on the preservation of automotive heritage. “Putting Preservation on the Road: Protecting Our Overlooked Automotive Heritage in the Twenty-first Century” will be held from October 20-22, 2016 at the Historic Vehicle Association Research Laboratory in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Proposals should be no more than 500 words and a brief CV/resume should be included. Submissions must be sent to Barry L. Stiefel at stiefelb@cofc.edu by May 15, 2016. For more information and a full list of guidelines, please click here. … [Read more...]

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Field School

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From May 15-May 28, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest will be holding its 2016 Architectural History/Architectural Restoration Field School. The program will teach 10 participants an overview of the philosophy, process, and techniques for museum-quality architectural restoration and conservation. This year, the history of Thomas Jefferson and his villa retreat, architectural investigation, documentation, and restoration techniques will be covered. Applications must be received by March 25th and more information can be found here. … [Read more...]