Barr Ferree Grants
Fall 2018 Course
HUM 450 / ART 405 The Battle of Princeton in Space and Time
Professors Rachael DeLue and Nathan Arrington
This course offers students the unique opportunity to participate in the archaeological investigation of the Princeton Battlefield, site of the 1777 Battle of Princeton. The course adopts methods from several disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences to explore the history of early America, the phenomenology of landscape, the memory of war, and questions of cultural heritage. Students participate in archival research, the analysis of images and material artifacts, and hands-on archaeological study in order to learn methods of interdisciplinary research and to confront the persistent and perplexing presence of the past.