Fri, 06 Jul 2018
The most help I can do for the preservation and heritage of Elmina castle, Fort Amsterdam, and the other slave castles along of the coast of Ghana is to teach others how they can study and care for the castle tomorrow.
Mon, 02 Jul 2018
The goal of this entry isn’t to try and definitively answer these questions, but rather to discuss how I got my feet planted. The first step was to acknowledge that I am not here to be comfortable.
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
“As a student in the digital media studies department, it amazed me to see how the different tools and methods of studying the structures added to our understanding of how the forts were built and how they might have changed over time.”
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
"Since arriving at Elmina, my heart has been flooded with sorrowful thoughts that fly back to the colonial period, when elegant pieces of architecture such as Elmina Castle were built to house pillaged materials such as gold and ivory, as well as human beings."
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
Engineering student Kate Korslund ’20 finally reaches Elmina Castle, home for the field school she her classmates will be spending their summer learning about the historic importance and preservation of these coastal forts.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
Hear from eight Rochester students spending this summer at a field school in Ghana. Led by Professors Renato Perucchio, Michael Jarvis, and Chris Muir, the students are studying the engineering, historical, and cultural aspects of the country's historic coastal forts.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
On her first days in Ghana, mechanical engineering major Louisa Anderson ‘20 settles in for a summer at a field school near Accra, learning about the history, people – and food.
Wed, 28 Jun 2017
Jiacheng Sun on the incorporation of plant structures into old slave structures in Ghana, and their preservation as a result.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017
Gilda DeDona on the transition from tourist to researcher in her first weeks at a summer field school in Ghana.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016
Researchers from the U.S., Singapore, Ghana and Italy will give talks at "Analysis and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Monuments: Challenges and Approaches Across Disciplines."