SYLLABUS: Case Studies in Historic Preservation

Case Studies in Historic Preservation

Description

History 8700 is a research seminar designed to help students acquire skills in the documentation, analysis, designation and protection of historic sites and districts. Students will have the opportunity to explore multiple sources of historical documentation and research. Students will become familiar with the process of identification, documentation, evaluation and designation of historic resources and their historic contexts in the field and present those findings in report and oral presentation forms. The course will also include the analysis of a variety of historic preservation perspectives to understand the interrelationships between different layers of government, the nonprofit community and the private sector in relation to historic preservation issues.

Some examples of student projects are:

  • Mable House, 2014
  • Students of HIS 8620: Conservation of Historic Building Materials performed a historic structure report for Mable House, located in Mableton, Georgia. (see attached syllabus for this assignment)
  • Unity Grove Rosenwald School, 2012
  • Students of HIS 8620 performed a historic structure report for the Unity Grove Rosenwald School.
  • Valley View, 2011
  • Students of HIS 8620 performed a historic structure report for Valley View.
  • MLK Historic District, 2010
  • Students of HIS 8620 performed a historic structure report for the MLK Historic District
  • Northwoods, 2010
  • Students of HIS 8700: Case Studies in Historic Preservation co-authored the Northwoods National Register nomination

Photo galleries of student projects can be found here.

Instructor

Richard Laub - History, Georgia State University

Richard Laub – History, Georgia State University