Summary

Hear from some of the inspiring individuals who are shaping the field of preservation in the United States. Learn about their preservation philosophies, inspiration, and accomplishments. Episodes will touch on advocacy, laws and regulations, preservation planning, intangible aspects of historic preservation stewardship, and more. Explore why preservation matters to our podcast guests, how it can make a difference in improving the future quality of life for people in communities around the country, and what links preservation to this year's history in the making—from the pandemic to protests on social inequality and racism. This first Preservation Profiles series celebrates the National Preservation Institute's 40th anniversary as a training program in historic preservation and cultural resource management. It is hosted by Jane I. Seiter, Ph.D., and produced by Hannah Hethmon for Better Lemon Creative Audio.

About the Hosts

Jane I. Seiter, Ph.D.

Jane I. Seiter, Ph.D.

Host

Jane Seiter is a researcher and archaeologist working on a wide variety of sites both above and below ground in Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean. She is a partner in the Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory, where she records and researches the fabric of historic buildings, and has prepared numerous successful nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. She has more than twelve years of excavation experience on sites ranging from monasteries and Roman villas to colonial plantations and industrial complexes and has extensive experience in standing building recording, surveying, map regression, archival research, and the preparation of desktop surveys and site reports. Jane received a BA in American Studies from Yale University with magna cum laude honors and an MA in Landscape Archaeology from the University of Bristol. In July 2011 she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Bristol with a dissertation analyzing material changes to the landscapes and settlements of the Caribbean during the 17th and 18th centuries. Before training as an archaeologist, Jane worked as an editor at Penguin Books in New York and as a private trust officer for Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. Jane currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sponsors

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors, who have made this series possible: Margaret J. Drury, Ph.D.; EHT Traceries Inc.; Maria Marable-Bunch; Fred McCoy; Darwina L. Neal, FASLA, HM.IFLA, F. US / ICOMOS ; Constance Werner Ramirez, Ph.D.;  Jacy Romero; Gail C. Rothrock; Carol Shull; Charlene Dwin Vaughn, AICP; and Kim Prothro Williams

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