Summer Conservation Field School in Croatia

University of Oregon Study in Croatia 2014

The Croatia Conservation Field School is an intensive program that allows students to gain hands-on experience in a culturally rich setting. Students will explore villages, while learning the history of the area, documenting and analyzing important structures, and participating in a hands-on building project. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and is primarily intended for students in historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, and other related academic fields. Students participating in this program will be registered at the University of Oregon and will receive UO credits for courses taken in Croatia. Priority deadline is January 15th. Final deadline is February 15th. For more information, visit their website. … [Read more...]

Advocacy Scholars Program – Call for Papers!


Preservation Action is offering a limited number of scholarships to participate in Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, March 3-6 in Washington, DC. The scholars will also receive a $500 stipend. In order to be considered, applicants must submit a 3-5 page paper on a preservation policy or advocacy topic of their choice. For more information, consult the poster below or visit their website   … [Read more...]

Archaeological Society of Virginia (ASV) Conference

ASV Conf 10-2013

In late October a number of students accompanied Prof. Sanford to the annual meeting of the Archaeological Society of Virginia (ASV), which is the state-wide organization for amateur, avocational, and professional archaeologists. This year the ASV conference took place in Virginia Beach, allowing the students to hang out on the ocean shore at times, see a few dolphins, collect some shells, and pet the locals’ dogs that were out for exercise. Seafood was close at hand as well. Students making the trip included preservation majors Jessica Bittner, Ginnie Gerrish, Megan Rosengrant, and Zach White; archaeology special major Robin Ramey; and, anthropology major Erin Dandridge. From the student perspective, the ASV conference provided a beneficial experience for all who attended, due to the varying types of research and methods presented by amateurs and professionals alike. Conference goers represented a wonderful mix of professionals, students, and the general public, with interests … [Read more...]

Students Attend Wood Window Workshop

11-15-13_Stratford Hall_Nov 2013_Wood Window Workshop

Students in Professor Spencer's HISP 461, Laboratory in Building Forensics class attended a workshop at Stratford Hall on November 15, 2013, for wood window preservation. Guided by Stratford Hall Architectural Conservationist Phil Marks, and Benjamin Curran, a Faculty Instructor in Preservation Carpentry with the Historic Preservation Program at Edgecombe Community College, students preserved four wood window sashes from the ca. 1930s crypt structure at Stratford Hall. The workshop encompassed everything from removing the windows sensitively, to stripping the paint, epoxy repair, Dutchman repair, and ultimately re-glazing. The following students attended the workshop: Garrett Hulfish, Carol Vinatieri, Emily Anderson, Elizabeth Rival, Amber Edmonds and Morgan Graff. … [Read more...]