Insights: Cultural Resources

Current Issues: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Current Issues: National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Mead & Hunt has been selected to complete a current NCHRP project related to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

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Connecting DOT Cultural Resource professionals during a pandemic
Connecting DOT Cultural Resource professionals during a pandemic

We conducted a survey to find out how Cultural Resource professionals at state DOTs are handling COVID-19. Here are the results.

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Why the 19th Amendment strikes a chord 100 years later
Why the 19th Amendment strikes a chord 100 years later

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the constitution giving women the right to vote.

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Desegregation of America’s schools in the postwar era
Desegregation of America’s schools in the postwar era

When we look closer at the history of desegregation and integration in schools, it becomes clear that the issue encompassed multiple facets of daily life.

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May’s heritage and diversity celebrations
May’s heritage and diversity celebrations

The act of remembering is critical to understanding who we are and who we want to be—both individually and collectively.

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Cultural Landscapes: Where human and natural systems intersect
Cultural Landscapes: Where human and natural systems intersect

Cultural landscapes represent important pieces of history from which we can learn much about the human cultures that shaped them.

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How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?
How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?

In these times of uncertainty, good QAQC remains as important as ever. We have the tools to execute our QAQC processes even when working from home.

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Perspectives on Black History Month: investigations into Tulsa’s Race Massacre continue
Perspectives on Black History Month: investigations into Tulsa’s Race Massacre continue

Everyone, but public historians especially, need to more fully incorporate the histories of black Americans in National Register nominations.

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Cultural Resources Insights of 2019
Cultural Resources Insights of 2019

As we enter 2020, here is a look back at a few pivotal issues and innovations cultural resources experienced the past year.

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The importance of underrepresented groups in historic preservation
The importance of underrepresented groups in historic preservation

Historic narratives have, in the past, tended to focus on a limited subset of our population. When we narrow our focus this way, something valuable is lost.

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