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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Thanksgiving Break
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Thanksgiving Break 2017 09/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 11/16/2017 11/25/2017
NOTE: Departure and return dates tentative (11/16/2017 and 11/25/2017, respectively) pending group flight arrangements.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy
Program Director:
Barron, Mark
Classification at Departure:
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: English
Program Type:
Program Description:
Iowa State University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Course: Public History (HIST 481X) taught Fall 2017 with travel over Thanksgiving Break
Instructor: Mark Barron, PhD, 603 Ross Hall,

Course description with travel component
In this class we explore the ways in which historic preservation professionals—urban planners, architects, historians, and so on—research and document the historic built environment.  We begin with a fundamental premise: that historic places, as they exist today, reflect years of decipherable change that can be read like a book, thereby providing us with insight into the lives of previous residents and their cultural milieus.  A critical skill among preservation professionals is this ability to read historic places and share their histories.  The historic places to which we turn our attention during the Fall semester of 2017 are two historic residences operated by the US Department of State in Dublin, Ireland: a.c. residence in Phoenix Park; and the a.c. 1845 residence near the current US Embassy in the Ballsbridge neighborhood.

[more to come!]