Call for abstracts — The 7th National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice: A Critical Examination of the Next 50 Years

The 7th National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice: A Critical Examination of the Next 50 Years March 19-20, 2016 To be held at Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland   Call for…

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Conservation as a process and not an end product — or, where’s the “soul”?

I was reading an article today by Felipe Criado-Boado y David Barreiro, "El patrimonio era otra cosa" ("Heritage Was Something Else"), which emphasizes that the formation of the meanings of cultural…

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Object versus subject centered heritage and the Main Street Program

Several years ago, I read John Schofield's (2009) description of "allocentric" versus "autocentric" heritage. He associates allocentric heritage with objective, scientific, fixed, and detached meanings and autocentric heritage with subjective,…

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How do you teach environment-behavior research for the historic environment?

In 2012, my colleague, Eleftherios Pavlides, who teaches environmental design research in the architecture program at Roger Williams University helped spearhead the creation of the Environmental Design Research Education Knowledge…

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Heritage Conservation through the Lenses of Environment­-Behavior Research and Conservation Social Science

One of the things I really love about the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is the multidisciplinary nature of their conference. It's one of the few venues where it doesn't…

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