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Students share research experiences in Ghana

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

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.


Old slave castles an ‘asylum’ for nature

Wed, 28 Jun 2017

Jiacheng Sun on the incorporation of plant structures into old slave structures in Ghana, and their preservation as a result.


Our journey to Elmina

Thu, 15 Jun 2017

Gilda DeDona on the transition from tourist to researcher in her first weeks at a summer field school in Ghana.


Archaeologist to discuss West Africa’s slave castles

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Syracuse University professor and author Christopher R. DeCorse will discuss how archaeology has shown that African cultures were both transformed and maintained throughout the Atlantic World.


Will we one day ‘visit’ the past?

Wed, 19 Nov 2014

Faculty and students at Rochester are turning to increasingly available imaging, 3-D visualization, and immersive world technology to imagine virtual spaces. They allow researchers to simulate experiences and conduct experiments that would not otherwise be possible, and may offer insights into ways to preserve ancient objects and structures.