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Historic Preservation and Conservation

University of Pennsylvania

Heritage

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Choosing How To Remember: Negative Heritage And Values-Centered Preservation, Evan Schueckler Jan 2018

Choosing How To Remember: Negative Heritage And Values-Centered Preservation, Evan Schueckler

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Preserving sites of negative heritage poses particular challenges. The changeful nature of heritage can lead to “dissonance in heritage,” which can result in friction between groups connected to a given piece of heritage, impeding decision-making around preservation. A key issue for sites of negative heritage is therefore not what sort of preservation approach should be employed, but rather how stakeholder groups influence the approach. Values-centered preservation is an important means of navigating tension between different groups. It centers on realizing multiple different values and integrating engagement into decision-making and ongoing management, promoting stakeholder participation.

This thesis analyzes examples of a ...


The Terrible Doubt Of Appearances - The Walt Whitman House And Inclusive Interpretation, John Giganti Jan 2018

The Terrible Doubt Of Appearances - The Walt Whitman House And Inclusive Interpretation, John Giganti

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The Historic Preservation community has prioritized inclusive interpretation of historic sites, but this shift has also presented new challenges. Meanwhile, mainstream historians have downplayed lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) history by casting doubt on sexual identity as a historical phenomenon before the late nineteenth century. Starting with the premise that non-normative sexual practices also constitute LGBTQ heritage before the modern era, that it is a legitimate subset of cultural heritage, and that social stigmatism has suppressed its presence in the historical record, this thesis aims to challenge traditional interpretation. Preservation can open historical interpretation to LGBTQ heritage by ...


A Seat At The Table: Integrating Historic Preservation Into Comprehensive Campus Planning, Sarah Elisabeth Vanlandingham Jan 2013

A Seat At The Table: Integrating Historic Preservation Into Comprehensive Campus Planning, Sarah Elisabeth Vanlandingham

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Historic preservation should be incorporated into comprehensive campus planning in such a way that it is always part of the discussion. Although many universities are effectively managing their historic resources, there are many that would benefit from clear guidance on how to approach these issues. The existing literature is insufficient to meet these needs. This thesis analyzes the tools suggested by the literature in light of a variety of types of institutions to determine which tools are most appropriate for which types of schools and how they should be applied, which ones have more general application, and, finally, what preservation ...