NAME

 

 

Louis P. Nelson

Assistant Professor of Architectural History

TEACHING AREA

 

Early American Architecture (Architectural History)

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., 2001

M.A., 1998

B. A., 1990

 

University of Delaware

University of Delaware

William and Mary

TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 

Introduction to Architectural History

Survey of Early American Architecture

2001-present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

The Center for Historic Architecture and Design at the University of Delaware

1995-96

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lilly Fellows Program, Valparaiso University

 

University of Delaware Competitive Fellowship

 

Lois F. McNeil Dissertation Fellowship, Winterthur Museum

 

1998-99 University of Delaware “Excellence in Teaching Award.”

 

2000-01

 

 

1999

 

1999

 

1998-99

PUBLICATIONS (Recent/selected)

 

“Anglican Church-Building and Local Context in Early Jamaica,” in Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, Vol. X (Knoxville: University of Tenessee Press, 2002), forthcoming.

 

“Building “Cross-wise”: Reconstructing Jamaica’s Eighteenth-Century Anglican Churches” Jamaica Historical Review (Spring 2002), forthcoming.

 

“Building Confessions: Architecture and Meaning in Nineteenth-century Places of Worship,”

Sacred Spaces: Building and Remembering Sites of Worship in the Nineteenth Century, ed. Virginia Raguin, (Holy Cross, 2002), forthcoming.

 

Donna Rilling, Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism: Builders in Philadelphia, 1790-1850 (2000), book review for Winterthur Portfolio 37 (Spring 2002), forthcoming.

 

Julie Nicoletta, The Architecture of the Shakers (1995), book review for the Vernacular Architecture Newsletter 89 (Fall, 2001), 25-26.

 

2002

 

 

 

2002

 

 

 

2002

 

 

 

 

 

2002

 

 

 

2001

 

 

RESEARCH & CREATIVE WORK

(Recent/selected)

 

Historic Structures Reports for the Brafferton (1723) and the President’s House (1732) of the College of William and Mary

 

Beyond my own work in Eighteenth-century Anglicanism, my current research projects include: The domestic architecture of early Colonial Charleston (in conjunction with a group of historical archaeologists) and church design in Early National America in conjunction with scholars from the Winterthur Museum and Messiah College

 

1999 and in process

MEMBERSHIP

Society of Architectural Historians, Vernacular Architecture Forum

 

 

 

SERVICE (selected)

Albemarle County Historic Preservation Committee