Monday, September 29, 2003

Where The Past Meets The Present In Maryland's Suburban Landscape, Talk October 7

Chestertown, MD, September 29, 2003 — Washington College's Anthropology Club and campus chapter of the Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society present “The Suburban Landscape: Where Past Meets Present,” a talk by Julie Ernstein, lecturer in anthropology, Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.
A specialist in landscape archaeology, Ernstein will address the question “What's so interesting about the mid-century suburban landscape of Maryland?” In an illustrated update on her ongoing research into the Levitt-built suburbs of Maryland, Ernstein will connect the dots between the eighteenth-century, Colonial Revival, Populuxe, and late twentieth-century components associated with Belair Mansion in Bowie, MD. Come and learn why the suburban landscape is a whole lot more interesting than you think and what the integration of historical archaeology, oral history, and documentary research reveals about the suburban landscape as the deliberately fuzzy—but no less real—border between past and present.

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