Fall 2020 Course and Workshop Offerings*

This is a photograph of four people cleaning artifacts inside a historic courtroom. Photo take from balcony.
Participants in Cleaning Historic Interiors on a Budget for Beginners, a Spring 2019 workshop that included a collaboration with the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission in Flemington, NJ.

*Course details subject to change.

Reading Group: Ethnic Renewal in Philadelphia’s Chinatown: Space, Place, and Struggle

5-week, online reading group

About: Spending more time at home but still want to read and talk about historic and contemporary issues in historic preservation? Join us as we read and discuss historian Kathryn E. Wilson’s book, Ethnic Renewal in Philadelphia’s Chinatown: Space, Place, and Struggle (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015). We will cover book content—including some insights into how historians find and use primary sources to write history—but also relate the book to recent issues in historic preservation when applicable. Required readings will be accompanied by a digitized primary source. In the final meeting, we will be joined by the author, Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University!

Who should register: Anyone who would like to read and discuss this book with a small group at the appointed times should register. Please assess your interest in the book, book availability, and your equipment (computer with webcam [if you want] and microphone as well as a reliable internet connection) before registering.

How to Access this Book:
-Check your local library to see if they offer the book. 
-Acquire a hardcopy, paperback, or ebook through the publisher or an online retailer. The publisher may currently be using a discount code. Give it a try! FALL4TUP 

Instructor: Nicole Belolan 
Guest Speaker (December 8): Kathryn E. Wilson, Georgia State University
Dates and Times: Five Tuesdays, November 10-December 8, 6:30-7:30PM EST.
Location: Online via Zoom.
Cost: $0, but participants must have access to the book and meet tech requirements (see above)
Credits: 0.5 CEUs
Course Number: HP-121-F20
Registration: READING GROUP FULL! You are welcome to join the waiting list. Register here. https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=81491 

Nicole Belolan is Public Historian and Acting Director at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University-Camden, where she directs the Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation and serves as Co-Editor of The Public Historian and as Digital Media Editor, both for the National Council on Public History. Belolan is a historian of the material culture of everyday life in early America and specializes in disability history. She has been working in the region’s small museums and historic sites for over ten years, particularly in the areas of collections management and interpretation. She earned an MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and in History as well as a PhD in History, all from the University of Delaware. 

Introduction to Historic Preservation- ONLINE ONLY due to COVID-19 -THIS CLASS IS FULL

About: This course is an introduction to the preservation of the built environment, examining the history and philosophy of historic preservation and how the discipline is practiced today. It will provide the historic framework of how preservation has emerged as a field of specialization and a foundation for understanding preservation issues, terminology, and public policy. Through discussions on the history and guiding principles of historic preservation, the class will explore the secretary of the interior’s standards, national and state register programs, preservation techniques, and the overall benefits of historic preservation.

Who should register?: This course is a required course for the certificate in historic preservation. This course will be useful for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of current issues in historic preservation.

Credits: 2 CEUs

Cost: $275

Date and Time: Mondays, September 14-November 16, 7:00p.m.-8:00p.m., and independent work on your own time

Location: Online only due to COVID-19

Required technology: Computer with webcam and microphone and a reliable internet connection

Required book: Norman Tyler, Historic Preservation: An Introduction to its History, Principles, and Practice, 3rd ed. (New York: WW Norton Company, 2018), available here: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393712971.   

Optional book: An architectural style guide such as, Virginia Savage McAlester, A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised): The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture (New York, Alfred Knopf, 2015), available here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/110000/a-field-guide-to-american-houses/.

Register: Class full! 

Check back soon for more fall offerings.