UMass Amherst Historic Preservation Program

UMass Amherst Historic Preservation Program The Master of Science in Design and Historic Preservation offers the unique opportunity for advanced study in historic preservation theory, practice, and public policy at a major public research university and a National Historic Landmark in Pittsfield.

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Lunch and Lecture — Professor Marguerite Feitlowitz author of A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and Legacies of Torture
Posted on April 7, 2015 by poflaher
Dear Students and Faculty,

I want to invite you all to lunchtime lecture and discussion with Marguerite Feitlowitz, author of the most important book on the consequences of the violence of state terrorism in Argentina in the 1970s and early 1980s, A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and Legacies of Torture, on Friday, April 24 at noon in Gordon Hall, room 302 on the UMass Amherst campus (418 N. Pleasant St). Professor Feitlowitz’s visit is sponsored by the Department of Architecture, the UMass Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS), and the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI).

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP (mpage) as we have limited seating capacity and need to know how much food to order.

Merchant’s House, NYCPosted on March 26, 2015 by poflaherLydia Littlefield, Christopher Templin, and Sir Michael Devonsh...

Merchant’s House, NYC
Posted on March 26, 2015 by poflaher
Lydia Littlefield, Christopher Templin, and Sir Michael Devonshire in the attic of the 19th century Merchant’s House, one of the first landmarked buildings in New York City. Captions to this image welcome.


Subject: Summer 2015 Internships Available at Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Date: March 23, 2015 at 12:31:07 PM EDT

Attached to this message and below you’ll find a description of summer and fall internships available at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in Washington, DC. We hope you will make your students aware of this opportunity and encourage them to apply. Please contact me with any questions.

Are you, or do you know of, a student interested in the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation’s diverse historic resources? The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) in Washington, D.C., has internship opportunities available for undergraduate or graduate students, as well as individuals at an early stage of their career and professional development. A small, independent federal agency, the ACHP oversees the historic preservation review process for federal projects and conducts a variety of preservation programs dealing with sustainability, Native American interests, economic development, promoting public appreciation of cultural heritage, national preservation policy, and legislation.

The ACHP is looking for candidates with an interest in historic preservation who may come from a wide variety of disciplines in addition to history or archaeology, such as architecture, planning, economics, law, journalism, and information technology. In 2015, our selected interns will complete projects aimed at engaging a wider audience in the activities carried out or overseen by the ACHP and our historic preservation partners nationwide. Interns will also become familiar with the full range of work of the agency and will participate in meetings and programs with others interning at related agencies and organizations.
Internships at the ACHP are flexible and can be for the summer (8-12 weeks) or for an alternative period of time, such as a quarter or a semester during the school year. Specific assignments will be developed based on the skills and interests of selected interns. Interns are volunteers, though a small stipend may be provided. Projects can be tailored so academic credit can be awarded. ACHP professional staff supervises all interns.

Potential 2015 Projects

• Research and draft short stories illuminating the experiences of individuals and communities using the federal Section 106 process to preserve historic sites, particularly those that reflect the diverse cultural heritage of the United States. Products may be used as part of a series of Section 106 Success Stories, on our Web site, in training courses, and to promote broader public participation in historic preservation.

• Assist with information collection, organization, and outreach associated with planning for the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act in 2015 and 2016. May include compiling and summarizing planned activities of preservation organizations and federal agencies leading up to the anniversary, drafting stories for posting on the Web and social media, and assisting with development of an anniversary tool kit for use in local event and activity planning.

• Develop materials highlighting the value of historic preservation for segments of the American population currently under-represented. Examples would be drawn from Preserve America Communities, Grant Projects, Stewards, and Presidential Award winners and similar sources. Deliverables may include success stories, model approaches and documents, and peer-to-peer guidance on making such preservation efforts successful. This material will be disseminated via the Web and social media, as well as made available for training and conference sessions.

• Develop social media content to better engage youth and audiences that are more diverse in our work and in historic preservation in general.

• Work with National Park Service and ACHP staff in researching project outcomes for a report on Preserve America Grants.

• Support other emerging priorities through work with the Office of Communications, Education, and Outreach; the Office of Federal Agency Programs; the Office of the General Counsel; the Office of Native American Affairs; and the Office of Preservation Initiatives.

Relevant skills include strong writing and research ability; comfort with contacting, meeting, and interviewing people by phone or in person; and experience with using and developing content for the Web and social media. Some familiarity with historic preservation is desirable, but not required.

Past interns say…

“I loved how friendly and welcoming everyone was. Even though it's a federal agency, it's small enough that you can easily meet people and learn about what they do. I also appreciated how flexible the ACHP was in making my internship project work for my graduate program, and I felt like I was doing substantive work, both with the work directly related to my project, and the everyday work that I did.

“It was nice to have the opportunity to visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation and learn about what they did there, and we did a tour at the Pentagon too- a good way to tap into a larger group of preservationists.”

- Diana Maxwell, Associate Manager, Grants at National Trust for Historic Preservation
“One of the best parts of my internship at the ACHP was the opportunity to learn about preservation across the entire country. Reading about communities and projects in states like Colorado, Alaska, and American Samoa really opened my eyes to the diversity of preservation in the United States.
“From a practical side, the internship taught me valuable skills for any job, including program management, agency interaction with the public, and writing for specific audiences. I translate the knowledge I gained about the National Historic Preservation Program into my current position.
“It was great working alongside the staff at the ACHP, as I was treated as a fellow staff member and not just an intern. They allowed me to take initiative on certain projects, including research and development of materials to be included on Web sites and promotional material.”
- Raina Regan, Community Preservation Specialist, Indiana Landmarks
How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online using the form at and a resume. The Internet Explorer browser works best. Click “submit” at the bottom of the form, and the data you filled out should appear as an .xml file attached to an e-mail message. This may pop up for sending or be in your drafts folder. Before you hit “send,” attach your resume. If this doesn’t work for you, “save as” the filled-out form as a pdf and then attach it to an email along with your resume. Send to [email protected].

If you have any questions, contact Judy Rodenstein at [email protected]. For more information on the ACHP and its work, please visit

Judy Rodenstein
Internship Program Coordinator
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
401 F Street NW, Suite 308
Washington DC 20001-2637
(202) 517-1488
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Facebook at Preservation-The Next Generation


Subject: Summer 2015 Adolf Placzek Fellowship

We just posted this year’s summer 2015 Adolf Placzek Fellowship – please share with matriculated Masters students.

Thanks !



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Historic Real Estate Finance Training Program:Scholarships for StudentsPosted on March 11, 2015	by poflaherFrom: Colleen...

Historic Real Estate Finance Training Program:
Scholarships for Students
Posted on March 11, 2015 by poflaher
From: Colleen Danz

Subject: Historic Real Estate Finance Training Program: Scholarships for Students

Date: March 11, 2015 at 10:25:15 AM EDT

We are happy to announce we have scholarship opportunities for your students to attend the Historic Real Estate Finance Training program this May in Denver. There are 20 scholarships available and students receive priority for them.

Please pass along the following to your students – the deadline to apply is March 20.



Historic Real Estate Finance Training Program – Apply Today

Apply for Part 1: The 1772 Foundation’s Historic Real Estate Finance Training Program, May 18-22, Denver, Co. This is a unique opportunity to gain important skills and knowledge about real estate processes, as well as take steps to become a certified Real Estate Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council (NDC). This intense, week-long training is based on the NDC’s highly regarded real estate finance modules, but has been specifically tailored to address historic preservation projects. Apply by March 20. Scholarships for tuition and partial travel expenses are available for students in the field of historic preservation.

P 202.588.6498 F 202.588.6223

The Watergate Office Building

2600 Virginia Avenue NW Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20037

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PastForward 2015

Nov. 3-6, 2015

Washington, D.C.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation helps people protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them.

SUMMER JOBSNational Park Service – Heritage Documentation Programs American Building Surv...


National Park Service – Heritage Documentation Programs

Historic American Building Survey
Historic American Engineering Records
Historic American Landscape Survey

Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for 2015 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country. Duties involve on-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collections at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June. The deadline for applications is 9 March 2015.

View OPM Job Announcements

Student Trainee (Architect Technician / Landscape Architect Technician) GS-0899-05
Student Trainee (Architect) GS-0899-07
Student Trainee (Landscape Architect) GS-0899-05/07
Student Trainee (Historian) GS-0199-09/11

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS, Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS), Cultural Resources GIS (CRGIS)

What an inspiring effort to rescue the home of Ella Jordan, civic leader and founder of the City of Pensacola’s Federati...
Campaign to save historic Ella Jordan Home – Pensacola Today

What an inspiring effort to rescue the home of Ella Jordan, civic leader and founder of the City of Pensacola’s Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs Inc. We wish them success in the work!

Concerned citizens and community leaders are working to raise money to save the historic Ella Jordan Home from demolition


Just a reminder to set aside, if you can, March 20 for a trip to New York City. The hope is that we will start around 10 a.m. in New York, finishing by the end of the time, so people can return home that evening.

I will be coming from Richmond (where I am interviewing people for an article in Preservation Magazine on the former slave market, Shockoe Bottom — I’ll tell you more about it soon!), so I will meet you in the city. Because people come from a variety of places, I don’t intend to organize transportation, but I am more than happy to figure out carpooling. The cheapest way to go is to drive to New Haven and then take Metro North train into the city (or take the Hudson Line, if you are closer to HSV and Albany). You can also take Amtrak from Springfield.

Please do let me know that you will be coming. Mike Devonshire has planned a series of fantastic site visits to projects he and colleagues in New York are working on.
All the best,


Max Page
Professor of Architecture and History
Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives
University of Massachusetts
151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
[email protected]


Field School Program in Peru

We are pleased to inform you that the 2015 season of the Field School Program in Peru is now open for registration. We would be grateful if you could share this information with your colleagues and students.

Architecture and Archaeological Monumental

Tradition, Architecture and Territory in Viceroyal Peru
Achieve a better understanding of Peruvian architecture during Viceroyal times and how it clashed and mixed in turn with the ancient architectural and territorial transformations of the indigenous people already in the region.

Structural Diagnosis of Archaeological Monumental
Get familiar with non-destructive experimental techniques, and learn the application of a number of technologies including drones, laser scanners, ground penetrating radars, and vibration transducers.

Get a unique learning experience with the most prestigious faculty members of the PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ

Application deadline: April 17th

For further information
contact us:
Piero Fioralisso

[email protected]
Phone: (511) 626 2000
Extension: 2159

Or visit our website:
About Field School
How to apply
Students experiences

Another good offering from our friends at the NHLP.

Another good offering from our friends at the NHLP.

FREE WEBINAR! On Thursday, Nov 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm EST, the National Historic Landmarks Program will host a webinar titled, "Writing Section 7 and Evaluating Integrity for Criteria 1, 2, 4, and 5." This webinar assists preparers in writing Section 7 (Physical Description) for NHL nominations and evaluating the integrity of resources.

Anyone is welcome to attend! Registration is required. For instructions on how to register, or for more information on upcoming and recorded webinars, please visit our website:

The NPS is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday afternoon--a chance to deepen your understanding of the NHL and NRHP prog...

The NPS is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday afternoon--a chance to deepen your understanding of the NHL and NRHP programs.

FREE WEBINAR! On Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm EST, the National Historic Landmarks Program will host a free webinar titled, "National Register or National Historic Landmarks?" This webinar assists preparers of NR and NHL nominations in learning the differences between the programs and determining which listing is most appropriate for their property.

Anyone is welcome to attend! Registration is required. For instructions on how to register, or for more information on upcoming and/or recorded webinars, visit our website:


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