Landscapes of Conflict: Battlefield Preservation
This day-long workshop will examine national, state, county, and municipal efforts at recognizing and preserving America’s fields of conflict. Using camps, fortifications, and battlefields of the American Revolution as case studies, the day will include a morning of presentations from historians, archaeologists, and county planners. Topics will include (1) an overview of national movement for battlefield preservation, (2) battlefield preservation on the state/county/municipality level, including heritage areas, and specific battlefield studies, such as Trenton, Red Bank, Princeton, Brandywine, and others, (3) use of archaeology in battlefield studies, and (4) the role of community in battlefield preservation, including study, inventory, awareness, stewardship, and heritage tourism.
Instructors: Ian Burrow and Wade Catts
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Location: Historical Society of Princeton and Princeton Battlefield State Park
Credits: .6 CEUs
For more information and registration, visit https://preservation.rutgers.edu/programs/spring-2018-offerings/.
Rachel Craft, Programs Assistant
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Rutgers University - Camden