Annual CHP conference exploring “Preservation and Memory”
Salve Regina’s Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program will host its annual conference Oct. 18-19 in the Antone Academic Center. Focusing on “Preservation and Memory,” the conference will explore the complex relationship between the past and the present as it plays out in the preservation and interpretation of buildings, objects, monuments and landscapes.
Preservation encompasses a diverse set of practices. However, whether one is designing a new building to fit in an historic district, researching Civil War monuments or advocating to preserve a working-class neighborhood streetscape, one must engage with questions such as: What or who is being remembered? How is the past physically materialized in things? For whom were these things created? What meanings were these things given when they were first created? How have those embodied meanings changed over time?
Paul F. Miller, a local curator and public scholar of decorative arts, historic architecture and social history, will deliver the Richard A. Grills Keynote Address in Historic Preservation. The two-day conference will also feature presentation sessions, discussions and tours of notable historic sites.
Conference registration is free for Salve Regina students who are majoring or minoring in cultural and historic preservation. Discounted rates are also available for CHP alumni and Circle of Scholars members.
For more information, visit the conference website.