“New Voices, Current Needs”: Sixth Annual University of Kentucky Historic Preservation Symposium

The 6th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium

New Voices, Current Needs
March 1 – 2, 2012
Lexington History Museum – the former Fayette County Courthouse
215 W. Main St., Lexington

This year’s symposium “New Voices, Current Needs” will explore the idea of historic preservation as a form of social justice. Four prominent members of the national historic preservation community will address this idea by sharing observations from their own work and experiences. The speakers have each practiced in different areas of the historic preservation field, and their breadth of knowledge will help provide a range of perspectives on how preservation can be used to address the needs of underserved communities and to help correct modern or historical injustices.

The speakers, in order of scheduled appearance, are:

March 1 

10:00 AM / Ned Kaufman 

Founder of Place Matters and of Pratt Institute’s graduate program in Historic Preservation. His most recent book, Place, Race and Story provides critical reflection on future directions for the historic preservation movement, focusing on the future role of meaning in historic preservation efforts.

2:00 PM / Alicestyne Turley

Assistant Professor in the Pan African Studies Department at the University of Louisville, and is the Director of the Underground Railroad Research Institute. Dr. Turley is also a member of the City of Louisville Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission.

March 2

10:00 AM / Thomas F. King
Thomas F. King is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on archaeological policy and cultural resource management law. He has authored many books, including Cultural Resource Laws and Practice, and Places that Count: Traditional Cultural Properties in Cultural Resource Management.

2:00 PM / Stanley Lowe
Stanley Lowe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Neighborhood Preservation Services. He is also the former Executive Director of the City of Pittsburgh Housing Authority, the former Vice President of the Neighborhood Revitalization Department of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and he has worked for years to channel energy, attention and resources toward economic development in low income urban neighborhoods.

Lectures associated with this symposium are free and open to the public.
Each lecture will be followed by a local response panel and audience Q&A.

Lectures will be registered with AIA for Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) Continuing Education Credit.


The University of Kentucky Historic Preservation Program offers a graduate program based on field study, research, design and community activities. Drawing on an abundance of local historical sites, the program documents and interprets historic buildings and landscapes and advocates their restoration, preservation, reconstruction, and rehabilitation. The student symposium offers a platform for students and other members of the historic preservation community to learn from local, national, and international experts as they share their thoughts and experiences on issues relevant to the field today.

The Annual Historic Preservation Symposium is the premier public discussion venue for historic preservation issues in the region.  To help make the event a resounding success we need support from people like you. To make an online donation please visit the event webpage.



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