University of Oregon

Historic Preservation Program

Liz Carter

Instructor of Historic Preservation

email: ecarter3@uoregon.edu

B.A. in Romance Languages and an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon. Areas of interest include vernacular buildings and landscapes; early Oregon sites with particular interest in agricultural buildings, sites, and landscapes; Oregon pioneer history; the nexus between historical archaeology and historic preservation; and women’s contributions to architecture. Previous work experience includes positions in the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and on the Eugene Historic Review Board; currently works as a preservation consultant. Ms. Carter has previously taught many special problems courses such as International Preservation, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Site Analysis (historic preservation and archaeology), and Applegate House Interpretation.  In addition to teaching and consulting, Ms. Carter serves on the board of Restore Oregon and the Applegate House Heritage Arts and Education and contributes to the Oregon Encyclopedia.  Teaches Intro to Historic Preservation and National Register Nomination.

Ms. Carter is currently accepting new thesis and terminal project students. Previous thesis and terminal project committee work includes:
 
  • Susan Trexler, Behind the Scenes: Investigating Processes Shaping Willamette Valley Architecture 1840-1865 with a Case Study in Brownsville. Thesis, 2014.
  • John Arnold, Exploring the Utility of BIM in Building Archaeology: A Case Study of the Historic Briggs House, Springfield, Oregon. Terminal Project, 2013.
  • Nina Shirkey, The Rural Landscapes of Lane County, Oregon, Then and Now: A Case Study of Thirty Years of Landscape Change.  Terminal Project, 2012.
  • Chrisanne Beckner, Cultural Demolition: What Was Lost When Eugene Razed its First Black Neighborhood?. Thesis, 2009.
  • Gail Hammerich, A Survey and Inventory of Historic Grange Halls in Lane County, Oregon with Historic Context Report.  Terminal Project, 2009.
  • Andrea Blaser, The Sustainability Gap: A Case Study of Olympic Development in Sydney, Australia and Beijing, China. Thesis, 2008.
  • Laura Nowlin, Historic Preservation in Deep Rural Places: A Historic Resources Study of Petroleum County, Montana. Terminal Project, 2008.
  • Sarah Lisle, Illuminating Cumberland Island: Interpreting a Heritage Trail Using Mobile Technology.  Terminal Project, 2007. 
  • Caitlin Harvey, Vernacular Significance in Monterey Colonial Style Architecture. Thesis, 2004. 

Selected Publications

2014 Proving Up: Early Donation Land Claim Development in Southern Oregon. Alis Volat Propriis: Tales from the Oregon Territory, Occasional Paper No. 9, Association of Oregon Archaeologists.

2014 Pioneer Houses and Homesteads of the Willamette Valley, Oregon 1841-1865.  Restore Oregon.