UVa Lecture Series – Landscapes + Viewscapes at Mt. Vernon and Montpelier, Luke Pecoraro and Matt Reeves
Date(s) - 10/22/2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Campbell Hall 153
THE KELLY-TUKEE LECTURE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION
LANDSCAPES AND VIEWSCAPES AT MOUNT VERNON AND MONTPELIER: A DIGITAL HERITAGE / CULTURAL LANDSCAPES ROUNDTABLE
Luke Pecoraro, PhD, Director of Archaeology, George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Matt Reeves, PhD, Director of Archaeology and Landscape Restoration, James Madison’s Montpelier
Luke Pecoraro is a historical archeologist and the Director of Archeology at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon. He has worked in cultural resource management archeology on a variety of prehistoric and historic sites, and for several years as a staff archeologist on the Jamestown Rediscovery project. He was recently named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s ’40 Under 40: People Saving Places’ list. He received his PhD from Boston University with his dissertation focused on the cultural landscape of Daniel Gookin Jr. (1612-1687).
Specializing in American slave sites, archeologist Matt Reeves, PhD, is the Director of Archeology and Landscape Restoration at James Madison’s Montpelier. His expertise includes sites of the African Diaspora – including plantation and freedman period sites – and Civil War sites. Over the past 12 years at Montpelier, Matt Reeves has excavated two plantation complexes of the Madison family, locating dozens of Civil War encampments, slave quarters, mill sites and work areas.
Join Luke Pecoraro and Matt Reeves in a roundtable discussion on the role of digital technologies within the field of historic preservation.
This event is part of the Center for Cultural Landscapes 2018-2019 Research Roundtable Series: Digital Technologies/Cultural Landscapes and is funded in part by the School of Architecture’s Sara Shallenberger Brown Cultural Landscapes Endowment.