A Program in Humanistic Studies course and a Freshman Seminar funded by the Council’s Magic Innovation Grants are featured in the January 9, 2019 issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
HUM 350/ART 302/AMS 352: “Battle Lab: The Battle of Princeton” taught by Rachel DeLue (Art and Archaeology) and Nathan Arrington (Art and Archaeology) was the first course offered by the University in which students were able to perform excavations locally, looking at Revolutionary-era Princeton and the physical remains of the legendary battle between American and British forces.
Archaeological techniques were also used in the Freshman Seminar “Archaeology as History: Studying the Past by Digging in the Dirt” taught by Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow Janet Kay (Humanities Council and History). Students studied 3D-printed replicas of human skeletons and digital records to piece together an interpretation of past burial practices.
Both projects were also part of the greater international Being Human Festival, launched in the U.S. in November 2018 by the Humanities Council.
Read the PAW articles Digging for History and Freshman Seminar: ‘A Story Behind Every Bone.’
Read more about the 2018-19 Magic Projects.