Recent Events

Student Choice Lecture 2022

Karen Yee spoke about preserving Chinatowns in the United States

2021 Book Prize Lecture  (Part 2 of 2)

Winning author Emily Williams spoke about her book “Stories in Stone”

Career Development Lecture Series

The Center for Historic Preservation presented the 2021 Historic Preservation Virtual Graduate School Fair
With representatives from:
– University of Maryland
– Clemson University
– East Carolina University
– Tulane University

Career Development Lecture Series

Grace Smith (Class of 2020), Project Engineer with Kjellstrom & Lee Construction, discussed internships offered by her employer and her work experience as a historic preservationist in the construction industry.

2021 Book Prize Lecture  (Part 1 of 2) Poster for lecture

Winning author Thomas C. Hubka spoke about his book How the Working-Class Home Became Modern, 1900-1940.

Prof. Hubka’s volume traces the changes in the physical evidence of America’s working-class houses, broadening our understanding of how widespread domestic improvement transformed the lives of Americans in the modern era. Prof. Hubka’s book is one of the two winners of this year’s Book Prize.




2021 Fall Lecture Series

Dr. Buck Woodard, Professorial Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, American University: “Representing Historical Culture on the Big and Small Screen: Success and Challenges from the Indigenous Chesapeake.”

This lecture discussed the ways that archaeology and historical anthropology contribute to representations of the past in media, as well as the responsibility consultants have to ensure accurate portrayals of the peoples and cultures they study.   





2021 Student Choice Lecture

Dr. Stacey L. Camp, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University: “The Archaeology of Japanese American Incarceration During World War II.”

This talk considered what life was like for a group of Japanese American and Japanese male prisoners held at a remote detention facility in Idaho known as the Kooskia Internment Camp. Two archaeological field seasons and many years of laboratory and archival research shed light on the material conditions of the prison and provide insight prisoners coped with unjust incarceration during World War II. 


2021 Spring Lecture Series

Dan Becker, Hurricane Grants Manager at North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office: “Design Guidelines and Their Practical Applications.”

This presentation traced a line from the establishment of federal standards to the use of local guidelines in development review. The speaker emphasized their practical application at the local level for sustaining historic districts into the future in partnership with property owners and community stakeholders.