Architectural History Field School

A NIAHD Summer Course

The National Institute of American History & Democracy is excited to announce that Dr. Carl Lounsbury's Summer 2019 Architectural History Field School will take place between May 13th and May 31st.

This 3-week field school introduces students to the methods used to investigate and record historic buildings. After learning about building technology, students will use this knowledge when they study structures on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and document Highland, James Monroe’s home near Monticello in Albemarle County.

          Architecture Field School      James Monroe's Highland w. Snow

The class will meet five days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Transportation will be provided for the trips to the Eastern Shore and to Highland. The Architectural History Field School is a 3-credit course and it has the COLL 200 attribute.

How to Register
Current W&M Students

Students currently enrolled as William & Mary degree-seeking students may register for History 406-01 (undergraduate level) or 590-01 (graduate level) as they would for any other summer session course at William & Mary using Banner Self-Service.

Non-W&M Students

William & Mary and NIAHD welcome students from other universities to enroll in the Architectural History Field School. To register for the course, prospective students would apply as "Non-Degree Seeking Students." Details on how to apply may be found by visiting the Summer Registration page and expanding the link for "Non-Degree Seeking Students."

For questions about the application or registration process, contact the Registrar's Office, 757-221-2800 or email. For questions about the course curriculum, contact Dr. Carl Lounsbury.

Financial Considerations

The field school carries 3 hours of academic credit. Students pay applicable in-state or out-of-state tuition. Tuition rates for summer sessions may be found here.