Skills, knowledge, and degrees/majors wanted by historic preservation employers

Developing curricula for historic preservation degree programs (bachelor’s and master’s) can be a frustrating experience because we lack useful data on the job market (e.g., what employers want from graduates) and curriculum standards. In addition, the field has no certifying or accrediting body, so there is no regular discussion on curricular matters in the field. […]

Human Environment Conservation in 2066: An Interview

Last year, I was invited to contribute a short piece to the book edited by Max Page and Marla R. Miller, Bending the Future: Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in the United States (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016). I was asked to write a “provocative” essay the explores what the […]

Call for proposals: Voices of Place: Empower, Engage, Energize (EDRA 48 conference)

Voices of Place: Empower, Engage, Energize Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 48th Annual Conference Call for Proposals EDRA’s mission is to advance and disseminate behavior, design, and conservation research toward improving understanding of the relationships between people and their environments. In its four decades of existence, its annual conference has always featured the work of […]

Call for papers and posters: Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?

I received the text, below, by email from the conference organizers. Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way? CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS ARTIS | Institute of History of Art ‐ School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon Alameda da Universidade, 1600‐214 Lisbon ‐ Portugal | Tel.: (+351) 217920000 | […]

Call for papers: Making the Past Less Foreign

CALL FOR PAPERS Making the Past Less Foreign Using Evidence Based on the Human Aspects of Heritage Conservation to Change Practice Editors: Dr. Jeremy C. Wells, Assistant Professor, Roger Williams University; Dr. Barry L. Stiefel, Associate Professor, College of Charleston/Clemson University; Instructions: Submit a 6,000-7,500-word paper (MS Word, RTF, ODF, or PDF document) […]

Do you teach in an historic preservation/heritage conservation program? How do you know you’re doing it well?

If you teach in an historic preservation or built heritage conservation program in a college or university, you may be aware that there are very few publications that directly address the pedagogical, curricular, and assessment needs of the field, especially from an international perspective. In fact, I would argue that until recently, there was no […]