NOVA’s Upcoming Fall 2018 Public History & Historic Preservation Courses

Hello everyone!  Some of you might know me, Professor Marc Dluger, as one of the assistant directors of our Public History and Historic Preservation Certificate Program here at NOVA and main instructor for many of our core courses.  Professor Charlie Evans, the director of the certificate program, and I are reaching out to you to let you know about our upcoming Fall 2018 courses.  Many of you are already enrolled in our program or have taken classes and we hope that you would be willing to continue pursuing your passion for public history and preservation here at Loudoun.

History 180 – Historical Archaeology (Tuesday Nights, 7:00pm to 9:40pm)
A totally revamped and revised course taught by Professor Amy Bertsch, focusing on archaeology techniques and history throughout the Northern Virginia region.  Professor Bertsch has a strong passion for local history and comes with years of experience from the Office of Historic Alexandria.

History 183 – Survey of Museum Practice (Wednesday Nights, 7:00pm to 9:40pm)
My course offers students an opportunity to understand the ins and outs of museums, from their organizational structure to exhibition layout and design.  If you’ve ever wanted to know how museums functions in the real world, this is the course for you.  Taught as a seminar-style course, the classes are discussion driven with students sharing their own museum experiences and relating that back to our weekly readings and fieldtrip-based assignments.

History 218 – Introduction to Digital History (Online)
An eight week course offered from August 22nd to October 16th, Professor Charlie Evans gives students the opportunity to discover various digital history tools and compelling online research projects.  Digital history has become a huge component in public history and historic preservation and learning the various content delivery systems, terminology, technology, and research methods available is a huge asset for your professional development in this field.

Some of you have already enrolled for these courses in the Fall, or have taken one of these classes previously, and for that we thank you.  If you have any specific questions about our classes, feel free to email me or Professor Evans.  We look forward to seeing many of you again this upcoming semester!

For questions please contact Professor Marc Dluger,, or Professor Charlie Evans,