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Prof works to save historic Black settlements

Prof works to save historic Black settlements

postedTue, 09 Jul 2019
For her impassioned work to protect Texas’ endangered, historic African-American communities, Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning, received a $50,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Arch prof explores three decades of  Israeli architecture

Arch prof explores three decades of Israeli architecture

postedFri, 28 Jun 2019
Leading scholars explore innovative and experimental architecture created during Israel’s first three decades of existence in a new book co-edited by Anat Geva, Texas A&M professor of architecture.
Notre Dame fire - five questions with an architecture expert

Notre Dame fire - five questions with an architecture expert

postedWed, 17 Apr 2019
The April 15 fire at the 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was met with disbelief and despair by people worldwide. Catholics mourned the damage to their sacred religious center during Holy Week, while others lamented the potential loss of a significant architectural landmark.
Speakers to discuss preserving Texas sites at CHC confab

Speakers to discuss preserving Texas sites at CHC confab

postedWed, 06 Feb 2019
Leading historians and preservationists speaking at the Feb. 15-16, 2019 Center for Heritage Conservation Symposium will discuss the challenges of preserving historic sites across Texas — including a recently discovered, unmarked Sugar Land cemetery.
Acropolis research reveals ancient site’s social history

Acropolis research reveals ancient site’s social history

postedTue, 20 Nov 2018
In her research trips to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, Nancy Klein, associate professor of architecture, is seeking to answer questions about the historic complex’s relationship to Greek social history and religious practice.

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The April 9th lecture by Donald Sanders, "Why So Many Realities? How Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality Help Archaeologists Relive the Past,” has been canceled due to illness.

 

 

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Save February 15-16 in your calendar for our next symposium, "Preservation in Texas, Contemporary and Future Challenges". Click here for more information.

 

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“The Archaeology of Monastic Cooking and Baking in Egypt" 

The College Station Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M University are please to sponsor “The Archaeology of Monastic Cooking and Baking in Egypt," a lecture by Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom, PhD, Department Chair & Professor of History and Director of Archaeology at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. In this lecture, Dr. Brooks Hedstrom looks at the common activity of cooking and baking to consider how men in monastic communities regulated their day with cooking and baking. Egypt is particularly unique in having the best-preserved remains of Christian monastic remains in the entire Middle East. The settlements document the lives of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East and a history of Christian settlement rarely studied and visited by tourists. The sites reveal a hidden history of a population currently under threat and in need of attention to show how rich Egypt’s history is, in addition to the well-known pharaonic past. 

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:30pm,  in Langford Architecture A, Room 212 (ARCA 212 - Janice L. and Harold L. Adams Presentation Room). This lecture is free and open to the public. Please feel free to invite friends, family, students and colleagues!

 


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