We, the editors of Preservation Education & Research are proud to be instrumental in bringing to you the inaugural issue of the journal. We would like to thank the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) for giving us the opportunity to become the editors of this new publication.
Preservation Education & Research follows NCPE’s main mission, to exchange and disseminate information concerning preservation education and research. Furthermore, the journal caters to an additional goal of NCPE — the improvement of historic preservation education programs and endeavors in the United States and elsewhere.
Preservation Education & Research is a blind peer-review annual journal, for which high professional standards have been established. This year we received 13 papers. Following a rigorous process of review we have accepted seven, out of which six are published in this volume. This first issue includes papers from multiple disciplines that cover recent trends in historic preservation education and research.
The first two papers entitled Education to Preserve Bridges and Dams as Capstones of Our Engineering Legacy and Landscape Preservation Education in The United States: Status in 2007 address the status of engineering and landscape in historic preservation education. These two fields have recently emerged as important areas in historic preservation.
The middle part of the journal consists of three papers entitled Preserving Tangible Cultural Assets: A Framework for a New Dialog in Preservation; Historic Preservation Ideology: A Critical Mapping of Contemporary Heritage Policy Discourse; and An Educational Approach to Preservation of Community Assets (PCA). These papers focus on various methodologies in the preservation of the intangibles, and highlight current trends in research, teaching, and practice of preserving cultural heritage.
The last paper entitled Current Trends in Historic Preservation Education at The Primary and Secondary School Levels: A Survey of Online Resources looks at the place of historic preservation education in the curriculum of schools. While the paper’s content talks about education, the paper also demonstrates current techniques and methods utilizing the internet as a database in historic preservation research.
The Book Review Editor, Catherine W. Zipf solicited three reviews of recent books that also represent the multi-faceted field of historic preservation.
We hope that this inaugural first volume of Preservation Education & Research will serve as a catalyst for more scholars and educators in the field of historic preservation to submit future papers. Our next submittal deadline is February 1, 2009.
Finally, we would like to thank NCPE; Historic Urban Plans; and the Clarence S. Stein Institute for Urban Landscape Studies, Cornell University for sponsorship of the journal.
ANAT GEVA AND NANCY VOLKMAN
Editors, Preservation Education & Research
Education to Preserve Bridges and Dams as Capstones of Our Engineering Legacy
James L. Garvin, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Landscape Preservation Education: Status in 2007
Cari Goetcheus, Clemson University
Preserving Tangible Cultural Assets: A Problem in Search of Solution
Eric W. Allison & Mary Ann Allison, Pratt Institute and Hofstra University
Historic Preservation Ideology: A Critical Mapping of the Contemporary Heritage Policy Discourse
Christopher Koziol University of Colorado in Denver
An Educational Approach to Preservation of Community Assets (PCA)
Itai Horwitz & Iris Aravot, Israel Institute of Technology-Technion, Haifa, Israel
Current Trends in Preservation Education at The Primary and Secondary School Levels: A Survey of On-Line Resources
Laura L. Thornton, Trust for Architectural Easements, Washington, DC.
Catherine W. Zipf, Book Review Editor
David Harmon, Francis P. McManamon, and Dwight T. Pitcaithley, eds. The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation (University of Arizona Press, 2006)
Jeff Yelton, University of Central Missouri
Theodore H.M. Prudon. Preservation of Modern Architecture (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008)
Christine Madrid French, Recent Past Preservation Network, Charlottesville, VA
David Grayson Allen. The Olmsted National Historic Site and the Growth of Landscape Preservation (University Press of New England, 2007)
Shantia Anderheggen, City of Newport, RI