Landscapes of Conflict: Battlefield Preservation

When:
May 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2018-05-04T09:00:00-04:00
2018-05-04T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Princeton Historical Society
354 Quaker Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
USA
Cost:
$75

This day-long workshop will examine national, state, county, and municipal efforts at recognizing and preserving America’s fields of conflict. Using camps, fortifications, and battlefields of the American Revolution as case studies, the day will include a morning of presentations from historians, archaeologists, and county planners. Topics will include (1) an overview of national movement for battlefield preservation, (2) battlefield preservation on the state/county/municipality level, including heritage areas, and specific battlefield studies, such as Trenton, Red Bank, Princeton, Brandywine, and others, (3) use of archaeology in battlefield studies, and (4) the role of community in battlefield preservation, including study, inventory, awareness, stewardship, and heritage tourism.

Lucy Davis is the Digital Media Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities. She studies public history at Rutgers University, Camden.

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