HISPers at the MAAC Conference

This year Adriana Lesiuk, Audrey Westmoreland and myself had the opportunity to attend and present at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference held in Ocean City, Maryland alongside Professor Sanford. The Department of Historic Preservation had many representatives there besides ourselves including Jordan Brothers, Beth Haver, and Luan Cao. Besides current students there were numerous Historic Preservation alumni and adjunct faculty, many of which presented papers. The conference gave us the chance to present the research that we have been collecting and analyzing for months on the slave quarter at Walnut Valley Plantation in Surry County. Not only was this rewarding, but so was getting to watch fellow students and archaeologists present their work on projects they have conducted throughout the region. We were able to expand our knowledge on different areas of archaeology, techniques, and new technology used in archaeology. A huge advantage that came out of the conference … [Read more...]

Founders Scholarship

The National Society, Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company The National Society, Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company is offering a $500 scholarship to Junior, Senior and Graduate students in the field of Architectural Historic Preservation. Applications for the scholarship are open to female students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and is in the form of an essay. More information on the scholarship and application can be found at this link. The application deadline is August 15th, 2011. … [Read more...]