August 15, 2020

McMillan Publishes Book Chapter

Lauren McMillan

Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation Lauren McMillan

Lauren McMillan, assistant professor in the Department of Historic Preservation, published a book chapter entitled “Diamonds and Triangles: Two Locally-Made Pipes from the 17th-century Chesapeake” in the book Artifacts that Enlighten: The Ordinary and the Unexpected. The chapter examines the multi-racial and ethnic influences of clay tobacco pipe making in colonial Virginia.

McMillan Elected President of Archaeological Conference

Lauren McMillan

Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation Lauren McMillan

Lauren McMillan, assistant professor of historic preservation, was recently elected president of the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference. She will serve as the president-elect until March 2021, at which time she will transition into the president position. The Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference facilitates a yearly conference and professional journal for archaeologists working the Mid-Atlantic region. McMillan has been a member of this conference since 2007, while a student at UMW, and has previously served as the program chair, social media chair, and as a student paper judge.

UMW Professors Find Creative Ways to Teach Through COVID-19

Teaching at Mary Washington looks a bit different lately. Andi Smith films YouTube videos with her children to demonstrate architectural principles. Zach Whalen uses cartoons to teach a digital studies lesson. Smita Jain Oxford holds Zoom office hours for business majors on her daily jog. When the University moved to virtual classes last month due […]

Eagles Fly High During Virtual Awards Ceremony

University of Mary Washington senior Nehemia Abel received the Grace Mann Launch Award during the annual Eagle Awards ceremony, presented virtually Friday evening. This event honors student leaders and outstanding campus organizations. New this year was the James Farmer Defining A Legacy Award. As one of the emcees for the video awards ceremony, Brianna “Breezy” […]

Faculty, Students Select Center for Historic Preservation Book Prize

Preservation and Place: Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States, edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate.

Preservation and Place:
Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States, edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate.

The jury for the Center for Historic Preservation Book Prize recently met over Zoom and selected this year’s winner. The make up of the jury and a blurb about the book are below. Details about the Book Prize can be found here: https://cas.umw.edu/hisp/chp/book-prize/

University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation Book Prize

2020 Book Prize Winner:
Preservation and Place: Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States, edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate

Book Prize Jury:
Paloma Bolasny, UMW class of 2006
Youth Programs Coordinator, Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education
National Park Service

Lily Eghtessad, UMW class of 2020
Student/Knight Fellow
University of Mary Washington, Department of Historic Preservation

Michael J. Emmons, Jr.
Assistant Director, Center for Historic Architecture & Design
University of Delaware, Biden School of Public Policy and Administration

Daniel Hubbard, CPA, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Mary Washington, Department of Historic Preservation

Lauren McMillan, PhD (Chair)
Assistant Professor
University of Mary Washington, Department of Historic Preservation

Bryan Orthel, PhD
Associate Professor of Design
Indiana University Bloomington, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Preservation and Place: Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States is a groundbreaking volume that starts a new conversation within the historic preservation profession. The editors and contributing authors explore various aspects of preservation of historic, cultural, and archaeological sites of LGBTQ communities across the United States. This timely volume advances topics little represented within the literature, or within the discipline in general, providing a context and model for other preservationists who wish to research and interpret sites associated with LGBTQ history. One of the more innovative aspects of this volume is that it was written to engage multiple audiences: practitioners, academics, advocates, students, and anyone who wants to employ inclusive and diverse preservation practices. Through multiple case studies, Preservation and Place helps to open new avenues to explore within the field of historic preservation, providing a useful and innovative handbook.

McMillan Discussed Experimental Archaeology on Town Talk

Lauren McMillan

Assistant Professor Lauren McMillan

Lauren McMillan, assistant professor of historic preservation, was a guest on the Town Talk radio show on October 22nd. McMillan discussed the Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference, that is being hosted at UMW on October 25th.

https://www.newstalk1230.net/episode/town-talk-oct-22-2/

https://exarc.net/meetings/rearc

McMillan Publishes Book Chapter

Lauren McMillan

Assistant Professor Lauren McMillan

Lauren McMillan, assistant professor in the department of Historic Preservation, published a co-authored book chapter, “Reanalyzing, Reinterpreting, and Rediscovering the Appamattucks Community” in the edited volume New Life for Archaeological Collections.

About the book:

“New Life for Archaeological Collections explores solutions to what archaeologists are calling the “curation crisis,” that is, too much stuff with too little research, analysis, and public interpretation. This volume demonstrates how archaeologists are taking both large and small steps toward not only solving the dilemma of storage but recognizing the value of these collections through inventorying and cataloging, curation, rehousing, artifact conservation, volunteer and student efforts, and public exhibits.”

Read more.

 

McMillan and Students Present Research

Lauren McMillan

Assistant Professor Lauren McMillan, Department of Historic Preservation

Lauren McMillan, assistant professor in the Department of Historic Preservation, and five students presented at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference on March 22 and 23. McMillan presented a paper entitled: “Native Pipe Making and Use in the Rappahannock River Valley.”

Student papers included:

  • Shannon Bremer, “A Soldier’s Words: Literacy and Writing at Sherwood Forest Plantation (44ST615) during the Civil War.”
  • Delaney Resweber, “Stratford Hall: An Analysis of Yard Space at the West Field and Oval Site.”
  • Olivia Larson, “Debitage Analysis and Interpretation of a Prehistoric Site in Burlington County, New Jersey.”
  • Elizabeth O’Meara, “Personal Adornment in the 17th Century at Nomini Plantation (44WM12).”
  • Ethan Knick, “Facing a Mystery: Exploring the Presence of a Lone Native American Anthropomorphic Effigy from a 17th-Century Virginia Plantation.”

Henry and McMillan Present on Teaching Historic Sites

Assistant Professor Christine Henry

Assistant Professor Christine Henry

Lauren McMillan

Assistant Professor Lauren McMillan

Christine Henry and Lauren McMillan, assistant professors of Historic Preservation, presented at the Virginia Consortium of Early Americanists on January 26th. They both served on the Designing Courses That Focus on Historic Sites panel. ​

McMillan Presents Research at Archaeology Conference

Lauren McMillan

Lauren McMillan

Lauren McMillan, assistant professor in the Department of Historic Preservation, presented research at the Society for Historical Archaeology conference in St. Charles, MO. McMillan presented a paper entitled “‘…near the side of an Indian field commonly known as the Pipemaker’s field:’ Reanalyzing the Nomini Plantation Midden Assemblage.” This research paper develop from a grant awarded by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. She was also a panelist in a forum focused on unique and unusual artifacts and served as a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee.