University of Victoria Course: The Archaeology of Buildings: a Practical Introduction – May 1-3, 2017

University of Victoria Course: The Archaeology of Buildings: a Practical Introduction – May 1-3, 2017

 

University of Victoria Course:

The Archaeology of Buildings: a Practical Introduction

Date: May 1-3, 2017

Location: Fine Arts Building, University of Victoria, BC.

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Cost: $334.46

Drawing upon the expertise of the historian, the architect, the architectural historian and the archaeologist, the discipline of “Buildings Archaeology” has grown from relatively obscure beginnings in the 1990s to become one of the leading specialist disciplines in the conservation of historic buildings and sites.

This course introduces students to the history and practice of buildings archaeology as a professional discipline though a 3-day site-based practical workshop. Subjects covered will include:

  • background documentary research
  • historic construction technology
  • principles and practices of structural archaeology
  • measured survey techniques

The course is held on site at Cole Island in Esquimalt Harbour and is focused on the detailed survey and analysis of the historic naval structures dating from between 1850 and 1940. Two of these structures are currently undergoing conservation, and the course will use this opportunity to consider the formal and informal role of buildings archaeology in the conservation process. Emphasis will be placed on group exercises, and will encourage the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

More information: https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/

PHOTO CREDIT: GRAHAM FRENCH, 2011 AWARD OF MERIT FOR PRESERVATION OF A HERITAGE BUILDING (10 TORONTO STREET, TORONTO).
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