With the semester coming quickly to a close, so is my research on the Women’s Building, otherwise known as Morrill Hall. I’ve spent all year finding out as much as I can about the beginning of the life of that “good ol’ red building” that …
In addition to the wonderful projects by our graduate students, we will be having two undergraduates presenting their work at MSU’s University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. The UURAF is an opportunity for undergrads to showcase their scholarship and work to their peers and faculty members.
Eve will be presenting her research on the changing landscape of MSU. Her poster discusses changes in the physical and social landscape of MSU throughout six eras: Phase I: 1855-1875, Phase II: 1875-1900, Phase III: 1900-1925, Phase IV. 1925 – 1955, Phase V: 1955 – present era, Phase VI: future. In each phase she observed general trends going on at MSU. “Although looking at the physical changes of campus helped me to determine where the literal center is, geographically speaking, it did not help in determining where the “heart” of MSU campus is located. By observing student social life throughout the course of MSU history, I was able to see trends and changes in the location of the heart of student social life.” Her poster will show the results of her campus archaeology research from the fall. To learn more about the project in general, check out Eve’s final blog post: Looking into the Heart of MSU’s Campus
Circe will be presenting the results of her research on the pottery from the past two summers field schools. She is doing an economic analysis of the pottery found to the West of Beaumont tower in Beal Gardens, that potentially is the trash dump from College Hall. The first stages involved research into the pottery types, and then looking at the history of their popularity and use. By assigning economic values to the pottery she can better understand the campus’s past. To learn more about her project, check out her blog post: Using Ceramics to Understand MSU’s Past
Come visit them this Friday, April 13 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM in the MSU Union.
Over the past year, Campus Archaeology has had 6 undergraduate researchers work with our program in an official capacity. Each intern worked on a research project, ranging from site reports to archival research to investigating new forms of public engagement. This past Friday, Jennifer Allen, …