CHP faculty candidates to give presentations

Three candidates for a faculty position in the cultural and historic preservation program will visit campus over the next week to give presentations to all interested members of the Salve Regina community. All presentations will be held in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.

Dr. Bryan Clark Green

2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29

Dr. Bryan Clark Green, director of historic preservation at Commonwealth Architects in Richmond, Va., will discuss “Divided Histories: Race, Modernism and Architectural Identity at Virginia Union University.”

The Belgian Pavilion, now a part of the campus of the historically African-American Virginia Union University in Richmond, Va., is the last remaining structure from the 1939 New York World’s Fair. A key landmark of modern architecture and engineering in the United States, it nevertheless remains largely absent from architectural literature. Complicating the pavilion’s presence and future at the university is its assertive modernist style along with a sculptural relief program that celebrates Belgium’s subjugation of the inhabitants of Congo.

Dr. Robert D. Russell

2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1

Dr. Robert D. Russell, professor in the historic preservation and community planning program at the College of Charleston, will discuss “Buildings, Manners and Laws: The Charleston Single House and How it Came to Be.”

Charleston, S.C., is justly famous for its architecture and urban form. Its most characteristic architectural form is the so-called “single house,” which exists nowhere else. This talk will examine the three traditional explanations for the single house and explain why they do not hold up under scrutiny. It will then propose a new interpretation of the house type.

Dr. Jeroen van den Hurk

2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4

Dr. Jeroen van den Hurk, principal architectural historian at Coastal Carolina Research in Tarboro, N.C., will discuss “Imagining New Netherland: Origins and Survival of Netherlandic Architecture in Old New York.”

The presentation focuses on the transferal of architectural traditions by the early European settlers to New Netherland in North America, from circa 1624 to 1664, utilizing surviving 17th-century colonial manuscripts dealing with the built environment. It not only illustrates the interconnectedness of architectural traditions in Western Europe during this period, but also how Europeans communicated these traditions around the globe including to North America, the Caribbean, South America, Africa and Asia.

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