Javor Lecture Hall, Room 158
Contact: Louis P. Nelson
Please join Professor of Architectural History Louis Nelson and the students from his Field Methods in Historic Preservation class for an in depth discussion of their work this semester examining the long neglected dimension of the lived experience of the Academical Village: the relationship between the students and the faculty and their families as the village’s white population and the numerous enslaved African Americans who lived and worked for decades in and around it.
The class has dedicated their semester to the search for physical evidence of the use of various spaces by this undervalued community. To this end, students have been crawling with flashlights through attics and cellars looking for physical evidence of the workings of basement kitchens, but also the transformation of marginal spaces into spaces of accommodation for the growing population of the enslaved.
For more information about the class, please visit :http://culturallandscapes.arch.virginia.edu/field-methods-historic-preservation
This event is part of the UVA 2016 MLK Community Celebration, sponsored annually by the Office for Diversity and Equity, University of Virginia