November 10, 2022

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Archives and History

Archives to Host Food For Thought Lunchtime Lecture on Thursday, November 17 at 12:00 pm


Press Release - For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Georgia Ann Hudson

(334) 353-3312 or georgiaann.hudson@archives.alabama.gov



FOOD FOR THOUGHT LUNCHTIME LECTURE AT THE ARCHIVES ON 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 12:00 PM

ARCHITECTURE OF THE ENSLAVED: DOCUMENTING ALABAMA’S SLAVE HOUSES

 PRESENTED BY JOBIE HILL


Montgomery, AL (11/10/2022) – The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) will continue its 2022 Food For Thought lunchtime lecture series on Thursday, November 17, at 12:00 PM. Jobie Hill will present Architecture of the Enslaved: Documenting Alabama’s Slave Houses. The program will be held in person at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) in Montgomery. Admission is FREE. It will also be livestreamed through the ADAH’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. 


For well over a decade, preservation architect Jobie Hill’s research and professional work has focused exclusively on the architecture on slavery. Throughout her work, Hill has sought to change longstanding approaches to documentation and interpretation of slave dwellings. In 2012, she began an independent project called Saving Slave Houses (SSH) with the primary goal of ensuring the preservation of existing slave houses. One of the most important components of SSH is the Slave House Database (SHD). The SHD is a comprehensive interdisciplinary national study of slave houses in the United States. During this presentation, Hill will explore the influence these dwellings had on the lives of their inhabitants and her ongoing work to preserve the history of enslaved people. She will also discuss the evolving field of preservation and how technology and diverse voices have helped to empower historically excluded communities and preserve irreplaceable historic and cultural resources. 


Hill is a licensed preservation architect and slave house expert with over seventeen years of professional experience. She holds degrees in historic preservation, art history, and anthropology, and is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). She has worked with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, TED Talk, Trimble, Google, Historic American Buildings Survey, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, C-SPAN, Montpelier, and Monticello. 


For additional information, call (334) 353-4689. A complete schedule of our 2022 lunchtime lecture series is available at archives.alabama.gov. Food for Thought 2022 is made possible with support in memory of Mike Jenkins IV.


The Alabama Department of Archives and History is the state’s government-records repository, a special-collections library and research facility, and home to the Museum of Alabama, the state history museum. It is located in downtown Montgomery, directly across Washington Avenue from the State Capitol. The Museum of Alabama is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30. The EBSCO Research Room is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30. To learn more, visit www.archives.alabama.gov or call (334) 242-4364. 


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Alabama Department of Archives & History 

624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130

www.archives.alabama.gov




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