Vernacular Architecture visits North Carolina and Virgina

Students in Dr. Reinberger’s Vernacular Architecture course this semester had the opportunity to participate in a field trip from March 23-25 visiting sites in North Carolina and Virginia. Students started the three day journey with a stop at Mendenhall Homeplace in Jamestown, NC before visiting Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC.  Old Salem is an historic Moravian community featuring Germanic architecture, founded […]

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MHP Alumna Fanglan Chen named finalist in ICOMOS Prize

Fanglan Chen, an alumna of the Master of Historic Preservation Program, was recently named a finalist for the Murtagh Graham Prize awarded by the US National Committee of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).  The award, named to honor William R. Murtagh, Ph.D., and Roy Eugene Graham for their many contributions to preservation education and cultural heritage stewardship, […]

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Croatian Professor Dr. Borić visits the MHP Program

Dr. sc.  Saša Poljanec-Borić from the Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia visited the MHP Program at the College of Environment and Design in February.  Dr. Borić, who holds degrees in Sociology and Economics and has extensive experience in the field of cultural tourism has been a principle partner of the University of Georgia Study Abroad Program […]

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Historic Preservation Program visits Charleston, SC

Last week students in the Master of Historic Preservation program visited Charleston, SC for their field perspectives course.  As part of their trip to Charleston, the nearly 40 students accompanied by Dr. Reinberger, Dr. Nesbit, and Professor Reap visited a variety of historic sites in the area. On the first day, students visited the Aiken Rhett House and the Nathaniel […]

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Cultural Resource Assessment Class visits Putnam County

On Wednesday January 25, students in Professor Cari Goetcheus’s Cultural Resource Assessment class accompanied by Tom Jones took a trip to rural Putnam County to experience the landscapes and places associated with Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple.  The class’s main project for the semester will be working towards a potential National Register nomination for this district […]

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MHP Alumnus Ethiel Garlington’s efforts recognized by National Trust

MHP Alumnus Ethiel Garlington’s efforts as executive director of the Historic Macon Foundation were recently recognized by the National Trust’s for Historic Preservation’s newsletter. The National Trust recognized that dramatic, organizational changes brought on by Garlington have helped to breathe new life into the mission of the Historic Macon Foundation.  His efforts have helped to focus efforts on creating diverse and affordable […]

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MHP Student Mary C. Scales English receives grant from the Willson Center

Mary C. Scales English, a 2nd Year MHP student, received a graduate research grant from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts during the Fall 2016 semester. The award was used to directly fund thesis research associated with traveling to and accessing archival data in Morrow, Georgia at the National and State archival facilities, and to alleviate expenses associated with […]

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MHP Graduate Coordinator James Reap attends conference in Estonia

MHP Graduate Coordinator James Reap recently went to Tallinn, Estonia to participate an International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) conference.  The conference’s theme was Historical Perspective of Heritage Legislation:  Balance Between Laws and Values and commemorated the 350th Anniversary of the 1666 Act by King Charles XI of Sweden which was one of the earliest heritage protection acts in Europe.  The conference […]

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MHP Students attend National Trust Conference in Houston

Many MHP students spent the week before Thanksgiving break in Houston at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Past Forward Conference.  The conference, as the name implies, was not only focused on the preservation of the past but also on the future of preservation.  Many talks revolved around the question of “What does the next 50 years of Preservation look […]

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MHP Graduate Coordinator James Reap Participates in International Conference in China

MHP Professor and Graduate Coordinator James Reap recently participated in and spoke at the 5th International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) – Wuhan Crossover Forum in Wuhan, China.  The forum, whose theme was Time & Space: Cultural Heritage in Urban Renewal, was organized by the Huazhong University of Science & Technology and the Wuhan Research Society on Shared Built Heritage and […]

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