Info session for Historic Preservation spring break trip to Guatemala
November 16, 2012, 12:00 pm
205 Pence Hall (map it)
On Friday, November 16 at 12:00 p.m. in 205 Pence Hall, Education Abroad will be hosting an information session on the UK Sponsored "Exploring World Heritage in Guatemala" program.
This is an embedded program, meaning there are both on-campus and international components to the course. Dr. Douglas Appler, faculty member in the Historic Preservation department at the University of Kentucky, will be leading this course.
Taking place in the World Heritage site of Antigua, Guatemala, this program focuses on the concepts of heritage tourism, world heritage, and on the photographic documentation of historic sites. Planned by the Spanish and built in the 17th and 18th centuries as the capital of Guatemala, Antigua was at the height of its power when it was partially destroyed by an earthquake and abandoned in 1773. As a legacy of that colonial past, Antigua is home to some of the most celebrated examples of Spanish Baroque architecture in the New World. Many of those buildings are still standing, some are now ruins, but all provide an unparalleled opportunity for the documentation of historic architecture and for the exploration of the concept of world heritage.