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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 Ana 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.

Events

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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2019 CHC Symposium

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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"Preserving Historic Places:  Challenges and Successes in Mississippi & Dallas"

 by David Preziosi, FAICP

 Executive Director, Preservation Dallas

 Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4pm

 Langford A212 (Janice L. and Harold L. Adams '61 Presentation Room

 

For over twenty years, David Preziosi, FAICP, has worked in the preservation field helping communities recognize and preserve their historic places. David will explore some of the historic preservation challenges and the successes he has been involved with in both Mississippi and Dallas working in the government and nonprofit sectors. Such work has included fighting demolition of historic places, advocating for city governments to enact preservation protections, documenting historic resources, and responding to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on Mississippi’s historic structures.  

For more information, please contact Prof. Anat Geva (ageva@arch.tamu.edu).  

 

 

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New Urbanism and the Destruction of American Public Housing.” 

The  Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning's lecture series is honored to welcome Dr. Fred McGhee October 15, 2018. Fred L. McGhee is an Austin, Texas-based historical archaeologist and urban anthropologist. Since 2002 he has served as President and Principal Investigator of Fred L. McGhee & Associates, the only African-American, and Disabled Veteran owned and operated archaeological and environmental consulting company in the United States.

 

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The Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M University is pleased to sponsor "The National Register of Historic Places: Addressing the Diversity Deficit," a lecture by Vincent L. Michael, PhD, Executive Director of the San Antonio Conservation Society on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 4:05 pm, in Langford A212 (Janice L. and Harold L. Adams ’61 Presentation Room). For more information, please contact Prof. Anat Geva (ageva@arch.tamu.edu).  

 

A Time of Resolve: Texas A&M During the Great Depression

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Opening Reception- Cushing Library, Friday September 7th, 2-4pm. Professor Emeritus David Woodcock will be the featured speaker.

A Time of Resolve takes us on a journey of a growing college in a decade of struggle. The exhibition contains valuable pieces of Texas A&M's history in the time of the Great Depression. It features designs for the ten buildings designed by S.C.P. Vosper as well as the construction of the Corps Dorms and Easterwood Airport. 

Sports were thriving for the Aggies in the 1930s and the exhibit features memorabilia from Texas A&M's perfect season in 1939, which captured the school's last national championship in football.

The exhibition also showcases the struggles A&M had during the Depression era such as budget cuts, declining student enrollment, allowing a limited enrollment of women and what the school did to address those situations.

 

Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Treasures

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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 "Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Treasures," a lecture by Chip Colwell, PhD, Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30pm, in the Francis Hall 102 (Segner Auditorium). Click here for more details.

 

S.C.P. Vosper in the Spotlight

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"Architecture That Speaks: S.C.P. Vosper and Ten Remarkable Buildings at Texas A&M," by Nancy T. MCCoy, David G. Woodcock, and Carolyn Brown. Exhibition on View Sept. 1 - November 4, 2017, in the Reynolds Gallery (2nd floor, Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M University).

 

Vincent L. Michael, PhD to Speak on March 28

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The Center for Heritage Conservation and the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University are pleased to sponsor “Path to the Future: World Heritage as Community Development Strategy”, A lecture by Vincent L. Michael, PhD, Executive Director of the San Antonio Conservation Society on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 5:30pm. Click here for more details.

CHC CO-SPONSORED LECTURE ON MARCH 23, 2017

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“An Archaeologist’s Eye: Drawing the Parthenon Metopes”

A lecture by Prof. Katherine A. Schwab (Fairfield University)

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 5:30 pm at MemorialStudent Center (MSC) Room 2406

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This lecture explores the art and architectural history of the Parthenon, in Athens, Greece, through an analysis of a vital element of the temple’s symbolic message: the sculpted metopes that decorated the building’s Doric frieze. Click here for more information.

 

 

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