Historic Preservation Instructor Chosen to Present at National Forum

Emily Wolf will be presenting paper on emerging digital tools at Goucher College in March

Emily Wolf

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that Emily Wolf, an instructor in the College's Master of Design Studies in Historic Preservation program, will be presenting at the Seventh National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice at Goucher College in March. Emily's paper was one of only 15 to be selected for the presentation.

With 2016 marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of the National Historic Preservation Act, the conference is set to explore the future of the historic preservation field within the context of five significant drivers: demographics, economics, environment, technology, and education. Emily will be speaking in the technology section, specifically addressing how historic preservation can capitalize on emerging digital tools to improve the dissemination of publications, data, and ideas within the field.

"The topic definitely relates on a broad level, because it's all about how our field can better analyze data, share information, and make research and publications more accessible, not only to professionals but also to students and the general public," said Emily. "These are things that are critical to moving historic preservation practice forward and helping us to have a more nuanced understanding of our heritage."

The conference will be held March 18–19 and will seek to spark discussion and examination amongst professionals in the field on where they see policies and practices of historic preservation heading during the next 50 years.

"I am excited for the conference," said Emily. "It should be fascinating, and I look forward to incorporating the ideas discussed into my work."

Emily is an architectural historian in addition to working as an instructor at the BAC. She formerly served as architectural historian and assistant survey director at the Boston Landmarks Commission, the City of Boston's historic preservation agency. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Emily currently resides in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, where she is a director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust.