CFRC Podcast Network
CFRC Podcast Network
Sites and Conditions of Interdisciplinarity: Approaches to recording cultural resources at the Lower Burial Ground (1783 – 1863) in Kingston

(Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Fireplace Series) 

This panel examines the ways in which Geography, Geological Sciences and Engineering, and Art History look at and see the site, taking it from data to narrative through the processes of recording, interpreting and presenting. Support for panel participant registration was generously provided by the Lower Burial Ground Restoration Society. Our panel members come from diverse backgrounds with overlapping interests but the glue that holds us together is the archaeology of the Lower Burial Ground at St. Paul’s Church in Kingston, Ontario. This project brought together professionals and volunteers with different skill sets all of whom contributed to an interdisciplinary team, and we are three examples of those participants. This discussion is an ongoing one that brings our panel participants together to discover different methods and ways of thinking about how we approach our investigations, conduct our specific tasks and present our data. But it also allows us to interact and conduct research in a way that perhaps might not occur, as a senior PhD student, a Masters’ student just beginning a new program, and a senior undergraduate student considering graduate studies.

Moderator: Laura Jean Cameron

  1. Approaches to recording and interpreting cultural resources through geographical and archaeological techniques (Susan Bazely, Geography & Planning)
  2. Approaches to recording and interpreting cultural resources through geological sciences (Tim Vanheuvelen, Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering)
  3. Approaches to interpreting and presenting cultural resources from the perspective of art history (Alysha Strongman, Art History and Art Conservation)

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