Connecting the Premodern to the Local
The focus of this project is to parallel through photography the ancient to medieval cultural heritage stories from other countries to the cultural heritage stories of local communities, particularly centered on New England and Fitchburg, MA. Cultural heritage is the manifestation of common human experiences, and, by drawing these parallels, we can emphasize those connections and the shared need for preservation and the study of the past.
"This project highlighted what was for me specifically a text around 630 years old, which was supposedly fictionally based. I was then able to not only learn from this text and its cultural historic background of Glastonbury Abbey in England, but connect those ideas to local cultural monuments including the church that I attend in my own hometown." - Noah Milliard, ENGL 2200, Fall 2017