University of Oregon

Historic Preservation Program


HP Graduate Student Emily Sakariassen Recipient of the Margaret Wiese Graduate Research Award

Emily Sakariassen, a current Historic Preservation Graduate Student, has been selected as the recipient of the Margaret Wiese Graduate Research Award. Each year, this award is given to two graduate students who are conducting research related to preserving the culture, language and/or artifacts of northwestern Native Americans. More information on the award can be found at:

Don Peting to receive 2014 McMath Award

Asked what Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School project he’s most proud of since the annual projects began twenty years ago, Associate Professor Emeritus and Field School Founding Director Don Peting defers. “That's a Sophie's Choice question,” he says. “It's like your children—you can't isolate and favor any one.” 

Don Peting

HP Graduate Student Julia Larson to Present at Advocacy Scholars Week

First-year historic preservation graduate student Julia Larson has been selected as the winner of the Advocacy Scholars Program for her paper titled “Preserving Minority Environments: The Benefits of Preservation Legislation.” She will be presenting her research at this year’s Advocacy Scholars Week in Washington D.C.. Advocacy Week is sponsored by Preservation Action and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Offices (NCSHPO), and will be held from March 3rd to the 6th.

HP Graduate Student Benjamin Stinnett Places 3rd in 2013 HALS Challenge

Current HP Graduate Student Benjamin Stinnett recently placed third in the 2013 HALS Challenge: Documenting the Cultural Landscapes of Women. Along with Kimball Erdman, Benjamin documented the Gypsy Camp for Girls (HALS AR-5) in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Winners were announced at the HALS meeting of the Boston, MA ASLA Annual Meeting.   

Heath to present keynote at New Bedford whaling museum

Professor Kingston W. Heath, director of the UO Historic Preservation Program, will be keynote speaker at “The River and The Rail: A Symposium on Enterprise and Industry in New Bedford,” February 15-16 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The conference addresses the historical evolution of the port of New Bedford as a manufacturing and commercial center. Heath’s talk is entitled “Whalers to Weavers: New Bedford’s Promoted and Neglected Legacies.”